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

Money and happiness

Data on how happiness relates to health and to where people live was released this week by the Office for National Statistics. This makes sense. Both affect people’s well-being.

What’s missing, though, is anything about how managing money underlies these and the other measures used to track happiness. Worth noting:

Managing money is a life-skill [...]

Sources of help

Basic bank accounts – the facts

What happens if I only have £6 left in my account and the cash machine only gives £10 notes?

The answer depends on whether or not your account has a buffer zone. If it has, you get the money, at no overdraft charge. Otherwise, no payout.

This is just one question of many answered in [...]