Category Archives: Investments

Why grandparents can be a financial lifeline for the younger generation…

By Iona Bain When I started my blog three years ago, nobody was really talking about how the downturn would affect young people. I remember reading the occasional newspaper column that highlighted the toxic economic environment ahead of us. I … Continue reading

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The rise of the virtual university

My latest column for Baillie Gifford – this month, I’m discussing whether the virtual university will ever replace the real thing, given the VERY persuasive financial upsides… Iona Bain If you were asked to conjure up a picture of university, … Continue reading

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Twenty Somethings & Their Money

This infographic reveals the results of research into how Britons in their 20s view the financial opportunities and threats they face. It’s based on research I contributed to last year and covers what young people think about pensions, how they … Continue reading

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What to consider BEFORE you invest – guest tips from Nutmeg

I was recently contacted on Twitter by a young lady who wanted to know more about Nutmeg, an online investment manager. As well as giving her my own views on whether investing is ever suitable for young people, I thought … Continue reading

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Growing Up – the Children’s Savings Plan turns 10

It’s 10 years since the launch of the Baillie Gifford Children’s Savings Plan.  Iona Bain looks at how both public and personal finances have changed over the past decade. http://www.bgtrustonline.com/articles/opinion/growing-up-the-childrens-savings-plan-turns-10-.aspx

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THE EXPERT’S VIEW: what young people need to know about investing

If you’ve got the resources and appetite to invest, how do you get started? We’ve asked wealth management firm St James Place to give some basic pointers in our second blog on investing for young people… Many young adults do … Continue reading

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