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How To Invest For Your Children

One of the best ways to ensure your children's future is by investing for them. It may be towards university costs, the first step on the housing ladder or even an investment to help with their retirement. Here are a few tips on how to get started:

1. Start Saving Early

The earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to grow. Investing in a child's future can be as simple as putting away a small amount of money each month. This will help them establish good financial habits and ensure they have enough money to cover their expenses when they're older. If you’re investing for the first time, we strongly recommend that you read our ‘Top Tips for First-Time Investors’ blog post here.

2. Invest In A Diversified Portfolio

When you invest in a child's future, it's important to think about how you want that money to grow. A diversified portfolio can help spread your risk and increase your chances of earning a return on your investment. This means investing in different types of assets, such as stocks, bonds, and real estate.

3. Create A Legacy Plan

One of the best things about investing for your children is that you're also creating a legacy for them. When you plan ahead, you can ensure that your money will be there for them when they need it. You can also choose to give them access to the funds earlier or later in life, depending on your goals.

4. Invest For The Long Term

It's usually best to invest for the long term when saving for a child's future. This will allow your money to grow at a steady pace, and it also removes the stress of having to make frequent changes to your investment strategy.

5. Talk To A Financial Adviser

If you're not sure how to get started or want professional advice, talk to a financial adviser such as Schofield. We can help you create a plan that's tailored specifically for your children's needs.

Investing for your children can be a great way to ensure their future security and give them a head start in life. By following these tips, you can get started on the right foot and provide them with what they need.

Financial Advice With Schofield

Whatever strategy you choose, Schofield's financial planners can help you meet your savings and investment targets to give you peace of mind about your children’s future. Contact our Chartered Financial Planners on 01423 368 000 or email us at

The value of an investment with Schofield Money Ltd is directly tied to funds selected, as a result, the value can fall as well as rise, you may get back less than originally invested. Past performance is not a guide to future returns.This article is for information purposes only. It does not constitute any financial or investment advice. Please contact us if you wish to proceed with any course of action suggested in this article.

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