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megarain
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Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:11 pm

Read this, after a review of a random grisham, re-directed me.

Found it compelling ,, and really enjoyed it.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8162 ... woodcutter

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Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:10 am

Wuthering in the Height
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LeTiss
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:50 am

I'd recommend 'This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own' by the hilarious, talented, and sadly missed Jonathan Rendall

He also went on to write 'Twelve Grand', which Channel 4 later made into a brilliant documentary called 'The Gambler'.

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Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:11 pm

I just ordered this book for my grand daughter's upcoming birthday :-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Save-Your-Acor ... 154&sr=1-1

Having read this article:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37798513

Ive come across some very clever people on here over the years who have amassed more money that they ever thought possible

Maybe Im getting old, but the current younger generation dont seem to save as we did (I had two paper rounds by the time I was 11)!

Anyway I shall give it to her on her forthcomeing birthday together with some Premium Bonds (or maybe her mum can open a LISA on her behalf) :D

gazuty
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Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:23 pm

PeterLe wrote:I just ordered this book for my grand daughter's upcoming birthday :-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Save-Your-Acor ... 154&sr=1-1

Having read this article:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37798513

Ive come across some very clever people on here over the years who have amassed more money that they ever thought possible

Maybe Im getting old, but the current younger generation dont seem to save as we did (I had two paper rounds by the time I was 11)!

Anyway I shall give it to her on her forthcomeing birthday together with some Premium Bonds (or maybe her mum can open a LISA on her behalf) :D
Great work.

andyfuller
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Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:24 pm

PeterLe wrote:I just ordered this book for my grand daughter's upcoming birthday
Thanks for posting that Peter - I am also going to get a copy for my nieces and nephews.

I think the work Martin Lewis has done about getting financial education into schools is so important and would help avoid so many of the issues we have today. I for one would have enjoyed maths a lot more in school if it had been taught about more practical things than find the 'Cos' or whatever it was called, never used it since!

I agree people don't save as much these days and find reasons not to, I think it is a complex issue though. Things like contactless payments etc although more convenient are making the process of spending money much more removed, also you can now have access to everything from your phone in your hand whereas in my parents day you had a trip out to the shops.

Also social media has had an impact of people wanting what they previously rarely saw.

I think the current low interest rate environment is also doing a lot of long term damage, there are a lot of young people who have had little incentive to save given the returns available and the availability of cheap credit.

Thanks for the tip about the book.

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ShaunWhite
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Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:02 pm

Young people aren't saving because they're skint. Have you seen the cost of <25's car insurance and property?

The only kids who can consider saving are those who are insulated from the real world by the bank of mum and dad. It's crazy to suggest they should invest in a bond paying 2% when they're throwing away the thick end of a grand a month in rent.

All Martin Lewis preaches is that money makes money, and that's hardly news.

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Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:14 pm

i think it also boils down to ZERO hours contracts. both my older kids (thankfully only to support themselves at uni, rather than lifes' choice) have encountered this scenario and ended up being so empathetic twds their non uni counterparts. they literally absorbed the realisation that their generation were never going to be destined to earn, nver mind save - sad state!

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LeTiss
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Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:14 pm

ShaunWhite wrote:Young people aren't saving because they're skint.
Young people now, are the same as young people 25 years ago.

Life is all about getting pissed and getting laid. Whatever money is left goes on essentials

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ShaunWhite
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Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:27 am

LeTiss 4pm wrote:
Young people now, are the same as young people 25 years ago.

Life is all about getting pissed and getting laid. Whatever money is left goes on essentials
Was it George Best who said..."I spent half my money on drink and fast women, the rest I just wasted".

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