15 March 2019

Wealth across the generations

It is generally accepted that there are differing attitudes towards all manner of financial aspects, not just money and wealth, across the ages


It is generally accepted that there are differing attitudes towards all manner of financial aspects, not just money and wealth, across the ages. These changes are attributed to three key facets: economics, technology and attitudes to parenting.

Economics and technology are obvious areas of difference – if we think of the contrast between our parents’ and our children’s economic situation and use of technology, it’s clear that these could influence our outlook on life. Differences in parenting is most likely a combination of the two.

To highlight the different viewpoints we have produced a report in which we have identified some of the wealth challenges that may exist specifically for the different generations. With individual case studies alongside some suggestions at specific areas we hope this report might spark some intra-family conversations. Also included is a look at what women would tell their younger selves when it comes to looking after their finances as well as an overview of the changes in parenting styles across the ages.

It is generally accepted that there are differing attitudes towards all manner of financial aspects.


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