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Many parents give their children a flying financial start by saving or investing throughout their childhood. A new survey1 shows mothers typically take the lead in this area, while cash remains disproportionately popular.
The research shows responsibility for children’s savings is particularly borne by mums: 60% of those actively contributing to a child’s savings and investments were found to be women. Researchers noted that this fits a broader theme whereby women tend to connect investing to outcomes for their family more than to their own needs.
The survey also highlighted a drop-off in contributions as children get older. While 67% of new parents start saving or investing for their new-borns, this figure falls to 54% by the time children reach secondary-school age.
The efforts of parents to save for their children is clearly admirable, but it is important to make that money work hard.
In a high-inflation environment, sticking to cash can limit the impact of parents’ saving, as the real value of cash savings is likely to be eroded over time. While not guaranteed, investment products have historically delivered better returns over the long term. It’s advisable to consider the options.
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1Boring Money, 2021