I cannot be alone as a parent, despairing at my children’s approach to money. I am constantly bombarded with requests for “treats” and it is not unknown for my three-year-old to go fishing around in my pockets to find “moneys” as she calls coins.
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.
Saving money is difficult. This is a fact we’re all aware of. Having a family with young children does not make it any easier to put money aside.View Post
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.
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 Mrs Adams and I are wishing we had saved up more money before the works began. View Post