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- Financial Advisory Board (Youth)
- Me, Myself, and I
- Welcome to FABY! We are the Financial Advisory Board (Youth). We work with Young Scot, the national youth information agency for Scotland to make information and resources on money and finance easier to understand and to access.
For more information on the project, leave us a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out Young Scot at www.youngscot.org or you can call us for free on 0808 801 0338.
Young Scot is here on Bebo for a couple of reasons. To raise awareness of Young Scot and the services we have on offer. To be able to reach young people with important messages more easily and to let us inform you with what’s going on. So look around, add us as a friend and tell your friends to add us too! Use Bebo sensibly and carefully and please accept our apologies that we can’t be held responsible for anything you may find from links on our friends list. Stay safe!
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We'll be making some videos this summer on the subject of money and how to make your financial life simpler.
If you'd like to be involved then leave us a comment here or email the FABY folk at email@example.com telling us what you can help out with.
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We know most of you have got exams coming up soon, but thought it might be useful to start a wee forum about the podcasting.
If you've any questions about what you're meant to be doing or how to get started then feel free to post it here. Also, if you come across anything that might be useful for another group then let them know here too.
As a recap, here's who's working on what:
Kari and Rachael ----------------------------- Fundraising (How to raise £3000 for a trip of a lifetime!)
Hannah and Gordon ------------------------- Travel Advice
Jordan and Leanne -------------------------- Mortgages
Conor, Gail and Abi -------------------------- Pensions
Jordan, Leanne, Conor, Gail and Abi --- Planning an Event
Darren ------------------------------------------- Credit Unions
Iona ---------------------------------------------- Travel money
Liam --------------------------------------------- TBD
We're working on the Money and LTSBS interview podcasts which should be up in the next couple of weeks.
Check out the Young Scot website to listen to some podcasts if it helps you get some ideas on what they can sound like: http://www.youngscot.org/podcasts/?s...
We'll hopefully get all the bits and pieces for the podcasts listed above recorded in June, once the exams are over!
Let’s admit it, they are a massive part of our lives. We always put up photos of our latest exploits and story of our adventures on them. Young Scot is doing a little survey on what you, as social networking site users, think about them.
We want to find out some information about why you use them, what you use them for and what your experience of using these sites are. The survey will only take a couple of minutes for you to complete. You’ll find it by following this link: http://www.youngscot.org/surveys/ind...
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The 7 hidden threats to your money
There are enough pressures on the pound in your pocket as it is right now, without being stung by hidden charges as well.
But while headline interest rates rise on mortgages, food prices jump and fuel bills soar, there are also a number of more sneaky ways companies are taking money from Britons.
And many of these money-making plans are dressed up as "great deals" for consumers finding it hard to get by or strike when you least expect them to.
Full article: http://money.uk.msn.com/consumer/art...
Key US interest rate kept at 2%
The Federal Reserve has decided to leave a key interest rate unchanged, bringing an end to a string of consecutive rate cuts aimed at keeping the US out of a deep recession.
Full article: http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?...
Salmond is accused of litany of worthless pledges
UP TO 35,000 first-time buyers were told yesterday that the SNP's promise to give each of them a £2,000 grant to help buy a house had been ditched.
The SNP went into last year's election with a clear pledge to provide the grant to help people get on to the property ladder.
Full article: http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/late...
Becks to make a splash with own water?
David Beckham could be about to shed the gladiator skirt he wears for drink brand Pepsi - abandoning the soft drink giant for his own range of bottled water.
Insiders claim his mega earner's ten year contract with Pepsi could be placed on the sidelines, with Becks tossing up a move to promote the healthier drink.
Beckham, 33, is reportedly ready to risk his £2million deal, with some joking he will call it H230, based on the famous number he wears on his football back.
Full article: http://www.metro.co.uk/fame/article....
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YOUNG PEOPLE AND MONEY
Poverty blights life of young.
Teens say being poor ruins their chances of improving.
Young Scots claim that struggling with poverty is ruining their chance of having a better life.
A study of more than 500 young people has found that deprivation is their top concern.
The Hear Our Voice report, published today, puts homelessness as the second highest concern, with lack of leisure and cultural opportunities in third place.
Other priorities included tackling bullying and reducing crime.
Youngsters also want to be offered more opportunities in education, employment and training to prepare them for adulthood.
Children's commissioner Kathleen Marshall said the findings demonstrated a commitment to a better Scotland. Adding that the youngsters, aged 11-17, had laid down the gauntlet to politicians, she said: 'What is different about this survey is that it focuses on what young people think Scottish parliament should do.
'The fact that tackling poverty and homelessness feature so prominently shows young people's concerns extend beyond their own immediate horizons.
'We have heard the voices - now we have to act on them.'
The survey was carried out by charity NHC Scotland andthe Young Scot organisation, which said listening to young people was 'vitally important' to find solutions to the various problems.
Children's minister Adam Ingram welcomed the findings. He said: ' Engaging with children and young people is key to helping us improve life chances for them and future generations.
'The Scottish government is committed to intervening early to break cycles of disadvantage like poverty, poor health and crime which can hold children back throughout their lives.
'This survey shows that our young people share these core principles.'
Mr Ingram added: 'We must also help to strengthen families while promoting a change in social attitude towards young people and encouraging communities to foster positive opportunities for them and will continue to listen to young people as we develop the best way forward.'
(by Kirsteen Paterson, Metro, p1, 25 June 200
Water company hit by £15m fraud
An internal audit at Scottish mineral water company Campsie Spring has uncovered a £15m fraud.
Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...
Credit crunch has 'mixed' effect
The global credit crunch has had a mixed effect on the Scottish economy, according to a new report.
Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...
Relatives to the rescue
Very often, the financial responsibility of looking after elderly relatives falls to their children or grandchildren.
According to Engage Mutual, more than half of retirees struggle with their finances.
Full article: http://www.metro.co.uk/money/article...
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