Consumer Skills
06th September 2005

Money Tips for Parents

Some 80 per cent of Northern Ireland teenagers do not know the price of a pint of milk . This is one of the startling facts in the Consumer Council’s new leaflet, Money Tips for Parents.

The Consumer Council has produced the new leaflet for parents of children of all ages.  It covers planning a simple budget, giving young people responsibility for handling money and tips on saving.

Julie Megrath, Senior Consumer Affairs Officer at the Consumer Council said: “This leaflet is a handy guide to introducing children to money matters so that as they grow up and have money of their own, they can make confident and responsible choices.”

Pip Jaffa from the Parents Advice Centre said: “Because it is a parent's role to prepare their children for adult life, it is essential to include discussions about money issues including saving and budgeting.”

The leaflet is available on the Consumer Council's website at or by calling (028) 9067 2488, or from Parents' Advice Centres in Belfast, Derry, Dungannon and Ballymena – freephone 0808 801 0722 for details.

  1. Consumer Council media contact: Gráinne Duffy, telephone, 028 9067 4813  or e-mail, [email protected]
  2. The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland's consumers. The Council campaigns for high standards of service and protection and a fair deal for all. It also carries out research, gives advice and publishes reports and other publications. It deals with individual complaints about electricity, natural gas, coal and passenger transport.
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