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Playing family fortunes

In her latest column for fa, iona bain looks at why families are happy to let their wealth cascade down the generations One of the most significant outcomes in the lottery of life has to be the family we are … Continue reading

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Special report: Will Scotland be better off going solo? PART II

IONA BAIN In the concluding part of this special report on Scottish independence, the Young Money Blog looks at the potential implications of a yes vote for Scotland’s pensioners – current AND future (yep, that includes us young folks!) Burning … Continue reading

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Another victim of intergenerational warfare speaks out; inspiring words for the downtrodden young

On Thursday 14th August, newspaper readers found themselves wondering whether 20 somethings represent the “complacent generation”, thanks to an article which criticised the fantastical mentality of young bloggers. It was yet another futile missive in the phoney intergenerational war, which … Continue reading

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Kicking off the Young Money Book Club with a competition

To help Young Money readers brush up on their financial know-how, I’m bringing you an infrequent column on suggested reading material on all things financial…to kick off the Young Money Book Club, here are the details for a competition for … Continue reading

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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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Style – & stereotypes – over substance

BBC 2’s Mind the Gap fails to explain why London’s economic success is more than a feeling by Iona Bain   The BBC is finally catching up with what most of us have already realised – we are living in … Continue reading


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Why younger workers (and our economy) would benefit from flexible working

by iona bain It may have only been a year ago but, for many people, the London Olympics seems like a dim and distant dream. But will the notion of flexible working, which briefly flourished during this period, live longer … 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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Is the British economy back on track for young people?

Yesterday’s news that Britain is technically out of recession was interpreted as a shred of good news in otherwise gloomy times. So is the outlook improving for young people? Only if we’re really getting to grips with the housing crisis… … Continue reading

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The return of Glasgow’s lost amphitheatre (and the lessons it could teach Earls Court developers)

The concept of “having new things” has crawled into every aspect of our lives, from our consumer habits to our buildings. But why can’t we protect what we already have? Here’s why re-using and updating should be at the heart … Continue reading


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