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Saving for children and can toys be a good investment?

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 at 1502 GMT on Radio 4 and Online

Paul Lewis and guests answered your questions about saving for children and collecting toys as a financial investment.

If you want to give a financial gift to a child this Christmas, you may want to talk to our experts about choosing a cash account or starting an investment plan.

Or perhaps Christmas brings a little nostalgia for the toys you and other family members played with as children?

Could the favourite toys of yesteryear have more than sentimental value?

If you have a question about collecting toys as an investment or the saleability of a toy in your family, we will be joined by a toy and train expert.

Which accounts are paying the best rate of interest?

What is the best strategy for investing long term?

Should you consider the stock market or investment funds?

Can you give cash gifts free from inheritance tax?

Paul Lewis was joined by:

• Amanda Davidson, director, Baigrie Davies

• Mark Dampier, head of research, Hargreaves Lansdown

• Hugo Marsh, director, Specialist Auction Services

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producers: Diane Richardson



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