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Can encouraging children and parents to ‘talk money’ improve parents’ debt levels?

A pilot course that was set up in Wales to help parents teach their children about money also improved parents’ finances. The Money Advice Service piloted an interactive group session for parents in Wales in 2016 called Talk, Learn, Do (TLD). Researchers found that there was a 15 percentage point decrease in the number of …

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Do investment providers need to adapt their language to reach more women?

New research has found that there is a £15bn gap between the value of investments made by millennial and generation X women and men. This suggests that investment providers are failing to connect with a female audience. The research, carried out by research fim Kantar TNS, found that women aged between 21 and 53 hold …

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Should you you pay off your child’s student loan or help them with their mortgage?

Since tuition fees trebled in 2012 students have been graduating with loans averaging £50,000 if maintenance costs are included. If you’re a parent in the position to help your child with their financial situation, helping them pay off their student loan is an attractive option. But, is it the best option? The Mail on Sunday’s …

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How can female millennials better their financial futures?

Almost 60% of women do not engage in aspects of their financial well-being: investing, insurance, retirement and other long-term planning. The UBS Investor Watch: Own your worth report recently conducted research on how women around the world handle their finances. The report surveyed nearly 3,700 married women, widows and divorcees in Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, …

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