Category Archives: Personal Finance Education

Preparing for the financial quagmire that is university

Iona Bain Are parents doing enough to prepare their children for the financial minefield that is university life? That is the unavoidable question triggered by recent research from education firm Blackbullion, which found that 51 per cent of undergraduates have, … Continue reading

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Generation Pause, Candy Crush Saga, financial education and doing what makes your heart sing; this week on the Young Money show

Forget Candy Crush Saga, what about the latest app that teaches young people something about finance? On this morning’s Young Money show on Share Radio, co-host Iona talked about Generation Pause and led a studio discussion on how youngsters can … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement, rapping, money mentors and the joys of a packed lunch; this week on Share Radio

Young money mentors – two 14-year-old high school pupils from Lancashire – were the star guests invited by Iona onto on this morning’s Young Money Young Rights on Share Radio! Co-presenter Iona also looked at this week’s autumn statement by … Continue reading

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The ABC of banking, accents…and blinking robots: this week on Share Radio’s Young Money Show

School banks and young people’s attitudes to money were centre stage this morning as Iona co-hosted the weekly Young Money Young Rights show on the newly-launched Share Radio. Iona began by reminding train travellers that they can claim for delayed … Continue reading

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Cyber-bullying, rapping about money and the professions that desperately need YOU!

The Young Money Show on Share Radio took off in style today as Iona aired a clip from a young people’s radio station in Manchester and a cool money management rap! She also welcomed guests to talk about a money … Continue reading

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The vital opportunity totally missed by Zoella and other beauty vloggers

cOULD vloggers USE their immense INFLUENCE TO DISCUSS THE MATERIALISTIC PRESSURES FACED BY YOUNG PEOPLE? IONA BAIN It’s hard to comprehend a time when the internet didn’t completely dominate our existence. When I was a teenager, the internet was just … Continue reading

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Is financial education receiving enough government support north of the border?

IONA BAIN Pic: Stewart Ivory Foundation A flagship financial education scheme in Scotland that was under threat of closure this summer has received a much-needed lifeline after government funding failed to materialise. The Stewart Ivory Foundation, which delivers workshops on … Continue reading

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A company that targets unemployed students – and why the payday loan damage has already been done

Britain’s financial watchdog has published its long awaited report into how payday loan companies should be kept in check. But is it a case of too little, too late? Iona Bain The payday loan has become the product that we … Continue reading

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Can building societies help to educate youngsters about money?

The Building Societies Association asked me to look at whether the mutual sector will help to deliver the education curriculum mooted by the government earlier this year – here’s my verdict   Iona Bain It was an announcement made four … Continue reading

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Are parents doing enough to teach their children about money?

Iona Bain MY LATEST COLUMN ON INVESTING AND SAVING FOR YOUNGSTERS – READ ON I recently contributed to a BBC2 Scotland documentary about money issues for young people. When asked to talk on-camera about budgeting, I suggested that children should … Continue reading

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