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Should everyone really get their pension at the same time?

IONA BAIN REPORTING FOR THE HERALD Many youngsters today will have no choice but to work longer and retire later. That will be the inevitable upshot of this year’s Autumn Statement, which revealed plans to place the state pension age … 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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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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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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Why money is the subject to REALLY master when you’re at school

Here are my short and (hopefully) sweet thoughts on why I think young people should get to grips with money, if nothing else, while they’re at school. It ties into a highly enterprising scheme I’m involved with called Money 4 … Continue reading

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Scottish schools urged to put teacher in charge of finance education

Iona Bain SAturday 16 February 2013 THE Coalition Government’s plans to make money lessons compulsory in England come four years after the Scottish Government vowed to build a curriculum that would instil some financial wisdom in younger generations. Financial education … Continue reading

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Young Money Panel Event: YOUR CHANCE to hear top experts debating all the hottest financial issues affecting young people!

THIS WEDNESDAY – BOOK NOW! The big Young Money debate – your invitation What are the financial issues affecting today’s young people and how do these affect the rest of society? Following the significant interest in MRM’s recent report into … Continue reading

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Should the babyboomers be blamed for our financial woes?

In my latest column for BG Trust Online, I look at the aftermath of this year’s budget, and examine the outraged reaction of the babyboomers. Is it right for them to shoulder more of the burden in these austere times? … Continue reading

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The (Ir)responsible Practices of Payday Loan Companies

It’s the controversy that won’t go away – are payday lenders overstepping the mark to gain more business? And are young people becoming the most notable victims of their practices? Today, two worrying stories have emerged about these firms – … Continue reading

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