When it comes to the saving habits of 11 to 18-year-olds, there’s good news and bad. Some 91% are saving regularly or occasionally, but only 28% are banking on the high street. The rest are stashing cash at home.
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Thousands of students will find out whether their A Level results are up to scratch for their desired uni place tomorrow. But even if everything goes to plan, there could be a nasty shock around the corner – rent’s on the up.
Last week Martin Lewis launched an e-petition to make financial education compulsory on the school curriculum. I’m pleased Which? is supporting him – my own financial knowledge, even now, leaves a lot to be desired.
Changes to the T&Cs of NatWest student accounts mean customers must deposit £750 every three months or risk charges. But with gaps between student loan payments often longer than three months, is this fair?
What comes to mind when I mention the new uni tuition fees system? Headline £9,000 fees? But how does the system actually work? A recent survey found there’s widespread confusion among students and parents.
A US study suggests owing money is like a ‘badge of honour’ for the young – with student loan and credit card debts something to brag, not worry, about. Do young Brits feel the same way?
Believe it or not there are around nine million Brits who’ve never been online. But what’s the point of initiatives to get people using the internet if there’s no funding to teach them the skills they need to do so?
Under new proposals, the UK’s wealthiest students could buy uni places that would usually go to international students. Good idea, or would this give privileged youngsters yet another advantage over the less well off?
We’ve talked about the prospect of £9,000 tuition fees, but many hoped that only the top universities would charge this. With most unis now planning to use this top rate, can they all represent value for money?
Lumpy custard and gravy with everything… school meals have moved on a lot since my day, which is why I like my children to have them. But, with some prices going up, are they becoming a luxury that many can’t afford?
A recent Ofsted report has described design and technology lessons as ‘out of date’, identifying a number of challenges schools and teachers face. So are kids too ahead of the game to benefit from tech classes?
Figures from the BBC show that some graduates could face total debts of up to £84,000 under the new student loans regime due to launch in 2012 – double what they originally borrowed. Is a degree worth this sort of debt?
Two thirds of us find money matters too confusing to make the right choices, according to a recent poll. Isn’t it time our banks and building societies made things a little easier for us?
A new ‘school closures insurance’ has been launched to ‘protect’ parents against financial loss when their kids are unexpectedly off school. Another barmy idea to add to the list of pointless insurance premiums?