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Money Box Live: Can children's attitudes to money shape their adult financial lives?

Financial phone-in. How can children develop the right financial habits that will stay with them for life?

Getting children engaged in understanding money can take many forms - from putting coins into a piggy bank to paying into a savings account. For many young adults credit and debt take over as a financial priority. The Step Change debt charity says it has seen an increase in the number of under 25-year-olds calling its helpline.

Adam Shaw and guests discuss the extent to which family attitudes towards cash and debt can influence the financial habits of their children in later life. What are the factors which might improve or derail those habits? Do parents help or hinder the process?

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Guests: Dr Elizabeth Kilbey consultant clinical psychologist,
Robert Gardner financial planner and the co-founder of Redstart, the financial education and entrepreneurship programme for young people
Peter Tutton Head of Policy at Step Change Debt charity

Presenter: Adam Shaw
Producer: Charmaine Cozier
Editor: Andrew Smith.

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