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.

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Youth unemployment—then & now

Youth unemployment since 1992, provided by House of Commons library

What was unemployment like when you were a teenager? Or when someone advising you was your age? Here’s an at-a-glance graph of the past twenty years.

Youth unemployment since 1992, provided by House of Commons library

What is immediately noticeable is what a tough time today’s 16 and 17 year olds have. Those who [...]

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Limits of jobs guarantee

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The jobs guarantee for young people proposed by opposition leader Ed Miliband will not make much difference to most jobless young people, says influential analyst Jonathan Portes.

The proposal guarantees a job of 25 hours a week at the minimum wage to young people aged 18-24 who have been claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than [...]