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Best bank accounts for 18 year olds who aren’t students

My task this week is to find a first bank account for a young relative just turned 18. It’s proving to be quite a challenge. At 18, you’re too old most child current accounts (17 is the maximum age for most banks) and don’t (yet) qualify for student accounts. The attraction of a current account, rat...
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Kids can’t even boil a kettle: did we do something wrong?

es This is a poster in the kitchen of student accommodation at the University of Bristol. As you can see, it’s instructions on how to boil a kettle and use a microwave. When I saw this picture, I assumed the poster was there because the students weren’t used to industrial-scale machines in the share...
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Start swotting up on student accounts

Assuming your child has passed enough exams to get a place somewhere, even if it’s not the first choice, you’ll be spending some of the holidays getting to grips with a whole new project: paying through university or college. It's mainly about loans and finding them. Once you've exhausted your quota...
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How to afford university tuition fees for your children

In an ideal world, who wouldn't want their kids to go to uni? I’ve picked up a few letters after my name over the years and I'd love the children to follow in my footsteps. The trouble is that, when I went, it was free. My lot will face tuition fees of (currently) up to £9,250 a year even before the...
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