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Teaching children about money

The other day my daughter Helen came home from school with a note from her teacher. It explained that she had been using coins during a lesson to add up and subtract to certain sums of money. The note suggested we do a little further practice at home.

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The Standard Life guide to financial admin

This may not be the sexiest admission I’ve ever made, but I am passionate about pensions. I believe the importance of investing for your future cannot be overstated. New research from financial giant Standard Life, however, shows how poor many of us are when it comes to pension planning and financial administration.

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Saving money with Aviva

Money is a touchy subject in this household at the moment. Regular readers of the blog will no doubt be aware that we’re in the final stages of having a new, family-friendly kitchen installed. As is often the case with such projects, we have over-spent. It’s not disastrous, but we are feeling the pain and

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Legal & General #MoneyHangout, director’s cut

I recently took part in a Google+ hangout that was organised by financial services giant Legal & General. It was the first in a series of hangouts aimed at discussing personal finance issues and giving guidance to individuals across a range of life stages. The event was chaired by Legal & General’s chief executive Nigel

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Saving and investing for our children

Saving for your children’s future is no easy task. Budgeting and setting money aside was a constant theme during the recent Legal & General #MoneyHangout I participated in. I’ve written in the past about the pressures my wife and I feel under to save for the kids. The magical figure I came up with to

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