Finance control can be child’s play

There is a growing drive to educate children about the value of financial management, writes Emma Kennedy, Personal Finance Correspondent

2nd May, 2009

A favourite saying of parents is that money doesn’t grow on trees. Teenagers may give their customary shrug, but inquisitive little ones are generally more interested about where it comes from.

Explaining basic financial principles to young children can help them to develop a more responsible attitude to money in later life. However, teaching children about money is currently a fairly ad hoc affair.

The National Steering Group for Financial Education, set up...

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