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Pocket money boosts money management skills in adulthood

Children who receive pocket money are more likely to develop strong financial planning skills in later life and are much less likely to be in debt, according to a pan European study of more than 12,000 consumers across Europe.

Going back to school as an adult: it is possible, even when money is tight

There are lots of reasons someone might have chosen not to pursue higher education after obtaining their GCSEs or even after passing their A levels. Some have cited family obligations.

Cost of university? That’ll be £54,000

Students embarking on a three year university degree course now face a total cost of over £54,000 (excluding student loans), according to new research from the Santander 1l2l3 Student Current Account. This is the equivalent of more than £18,000 every year.

A third of single women say they wouldn’t date someone that lives with their parents

Where you live, or rather who you live with, is a dating deal-breaker for 32% of young single women, according to new research for budgeting account provider thinkmoney.

UK facing childcare shortage as grandparents increasingly choose to work into retirement

Research from Aegon UK, the life and pensions company has found that 29% of Brits are intending to work part time for some or all their retirement in order to supplement their income.

The “boomerang generation”

Four in ten (43%) of Britain’s 3.3m young adults aged under 34 living at home have “boomeranged” back again after initially moving out.

50,000 children set to benefit in child maintenance shake-up

Single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments.

Parents willing to pay more than £50,000 extra for school catchment area privilege

Parents willing to pay more than £50,000 extra for school catchment area privilege

Some parents (10%) are willing to pay more than £50,000 extra for a property in a desirable school catchment area, according to research from Confused.com.

17% of stay-at-home adults choose to do so to enjoy an easy life

The rising number of young adults (18-34) living at home is no secret: according to the ONS there are now 3.3 million of them. Now new research reveals the reason why so many are choosing to stay at home – for an easy life.

St Andrews crowned cheapest of nation’s top universities

Famed as the starting point of Kate and Will’s royal romance, St Andrews has taken the crown as the cheapest place to study out of a list of the nation’s best universities, according to research from MoneySuperMarket.

Private school costs rise by 21% in five years

Private school costs rise by 21% in five years

Private school fees for day pupils have increased by an average of 21% in the past five years, a rate of growth that is , marginally faster than the increase in the Retail Price Index (RPI) at 20% over the same period, and four times more that the rise in average earnings (5%), according to latest research by Lloyds Bank.

One in three families struggle with back to school costs

With the end of the summer holidays looming, British parents are due to pay out over £1.9 billion to ensure their kids have everything they need for the new academic year, according to the latest research from Halifax.

North Somerset Wedding Fayre a must for couples looking to tie the knot

North Somerset Wedding Fayre a must for couples looking to tie the knot

Couples looking to tie the knot in North Somerset are being invited to visit one of the region’s top venues for a special wedding open day.

BBC unveils new computing and coding content for children

BBC unveils new computing and coding content for children

BBC Children’s and BBC Learning have announced a range of content across Bitesize, CBBC and CBeebies that will encourage children across the UK to get involved with computing and coding, with new education resources, lively television series, games and competitions.

Parents fork out £659 million on back-to-school gadgets for their kids

As September approaches, it’s not just new school uniforms that parents are splashing out on. More than a quarter (26%) of mums and dads plan to spend a staggering £659 million – an average of £329 per family – on gadgets for their children as the new term approaches, according to new research from uSwitch.com.