No longer updating

It's a shame, but I'm no longer updating this website. Busy setting up new ventures.

I'll leave it up for anyone who's interested.

Thanks to all regular readers, and all the best for the future.

Cheers, PJ

Youth money thoughts

Anyone can learn about money.

Anyone can help anyone else learn.

Making mistakes doesn't mean you're hopeless.

Managing money is a lot about relationships & understanding other people.

Good financial education is not about turning people into more savvy consumers.

Good financial education starts with young people's interests and builds on their strengths.

News, events, releases

No one is owed a living

David Cameron, speech on welfare

A speech today by Prime Minister David Cameron on welfare benefits has triggered concern for young people. While the proposals are vague and poorly-defined, they seem to signal an intent to reduce benefits for young people. For instance, they propose denying housing benefit to anyone under 25 – with the possible exception of care leavers [...]

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Speaking out for EMA

Another way that young people lost out in yesterday’s spending review was the proposed abolition of education maintenance allowance (EMA).

Here’s an MP speaking out against it. Why is she worth listening to? Because Bridget Phillipson, Labour member for Houghton and Sunderland South, was part of the initial pilot for EMAs. She knows first-hand [...]