In my view, Chancellor Phillip Hammond has a great opportunity on Wednesday, when he lays out his spending plans for the year, to help solidify the important work the Government, and individual families, have been doing to teach children about their finances. Taking a longer term view when setting the Budget could have a dramatic effect in increasing the life chances of young people.
The other week I rang my bank to open a new account. It was all very easy. A helpful woman checked my details over the phone
"When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each", Australian
It's that time of year when households everywhere will have recently received new council tax bills. While council tax funds
Ana Catarina (Image: Plan International) Ana Catarina is the manager of a noisy, crowded public school in the large metropolitan
The right tech-head at the table is key to contributing to the view that anything is possible while viewing the perspective through the prism of client desires and commercial imperatives. As in all parts of the business, the right mind, the right experience and the right zeal moves us from fit for purpose to frigging fantastic
The interesting takeaway of all this is that the future is now. The skills you will need to develop are already in demand today. Considering your degree, and future, through the prism of this change will yield great personal results.
Yet helping young savers stay safe is not the same as helping them become financially responsible. In this regard, the industry could do more. For instance, payment products should ensure that regular balance updates are provided via text or a mobile app to help a child keep on top of their spending.
Life is filled with the unexpected events. We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we react to them and how we survive them. Create, innovate, collaborate and continue to evolve and watch how your "luck" changes.
Sitting from the relative comfort of my office, the January cold seems somewhat manageable. Apart from my walk to and from