Articles by Rachel Rickard Straus

Old and new ways to teach kids about cash

Friday, 14 June 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

One of my favourite childhood possessions was a porcelain piggy bank dressed in blue trousers, matching braces, no shirt and a tie

Saving for retirement: shovel when you can

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

A friend of mine has been working in a good job in publishing for a decade now, saving diligently to buy her first home

Money lessons in action

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | Article

Rachel Rickard Straus finds out what pupils learnt in a MyBnk workshop

Let’s celebrate the Isa’s 20th birthday

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

In the world of finance where jargon and complexity reign, there is one product that stands out for its simplicity – the Isa.

The Isa - your flexible friend

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

The Cash Isa still remains the nation's favourite

Invest your Isa money for better returns

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | Article

If you have five years or more to invest your money and are prepared to take some risk, then this type of investment Isa could be the right choice for you

My investments right now are a sea of red

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

"I have to take a deep breath before I check their performance online and peer through my fingers," writes Rachel Rickard Straus

Don't give up on Quitters Day: keeping resolutions simple will help you add up

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

Investment firms win first prize for gobbledygook

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

And the winner is… There is an unspoken rule in the English language that those four words must by followed by a long, exaggerated… pause.

Making it easy to close the economics knowledge gap

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | Article

Just 60 years ago, the economy was rarely spoken about. Today, you can barely escape it. But has our economic literacy kept up? Moneywise explores the case for making it compulsory…