Brian Spence* Do you have some bad financial habits? If so, then you are certainly not alone, since a massive 78 per cent of us will admit to behaving badly with money, according to a new survey by financial services provider OneFamily. As someone who has spent my career giving financial advice, I can certainly attest to the truth in that figure. Whether it be impulse spending, not saving enough or failing to ensure that any savings are working as hard as possible, most people could do with overhauling their financial behaviour in one way or another. Breaking bad money habits and forming new, healthy ones really is an investment in your future – and that of your family – and as we begin a new year, there really is no better time to start. So, mark the start of 2019 by making some solid financial resolutions that will power you closer to your money goals and make sure you end the year (and every one after that) in a much better place. Whether you are focused on saving … [Read more...] about Seven life-changing financial resolutions for 2019
PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 November 2018 Jessica Hill Jill Barton, Careers Enterprise Co-ordinator for Suffolk County Council and Stoke High student Veronika Marinova Archant Veronika Marinova, a 15 year-old Stoke High School student who works as a waitress at Bella Napoli on Saturdays, says her job is a fun way to meet new people and makes her think harder about the sort of career path she wants to take when she finishes her schooling. But it turns out that she’s in a shrinking minority. The traditional Saturday job is no longer a rite of passage for today’s teenagers, as a new survey has found that around half the proportion now do this type of work compared with their parents’ generation.Just over a fifth (23%) of teenagers report having this type of part-time work - compared with 43% of parents who had such a job when they were younger, financial services provider OneFamily found.Jill Barton, Careers Enterprise Co-ordinator for Suffolk … [Read more...] about Why are young people not taking up Saturday jobs like they used to?