School: good for learning Hamlet (as played by David Tennant, pictured) and times tables; not so good for money management ALASTAIR MUIR/REX/SHUTTERSTOCKWhat were you taught when you were at school? My clearest memories are of Hamlet, the times tables and the German word for bra — Büstenhalter. I don’t think my memory is playing tricks on me when I say I learnt nothing about money at school in the 1970s and 1980s. I am not alone.
Do you have £1,667 a month to spare? Probably not. But this is how much you would have to put away every month to use up this year’s full tax-free Isa allowance of £20,000. The tiny minority who do have this sort of cash to hand will find their finances in fine fettle in the future. You could become an Isa millionaire in just under 25 years if you used the full allowance each year, according to the investment firm Fidelity International.
The senior bankers who brought Britain to the edge of financial collapse will enjoy pension nest eggs totalling more than £100million. The biggest winners are receiving – or will receive when they retire – gold-plated pensions worth at least £300,000 a year, with one landing a massive £1.4million. By comparison, the average private sector worker does not even have a company pension. The basic state pension is worth a maximum of just £5,600 a year.
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