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Money Box Live: Investing for children

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 at 1502 GMT On Radio 4 and OnlineGMT On Radio 4 and Online

With less than a month until this years ISA deadline many investors will be seeking out the best deals, but what about saving for children or grandchildren.

These days the traditional piggy bank has gone high-tech with scores of saving options for young people on the market.

Do you know your JISAs from your Child Trust Fund?

If you are a granny or grandpa you may want to talk to our panel about the best way to save for grand-children?

Or perhaps you are a parent who wonders whether it is better to save a lump sum or a regular smaller amount?

Which accounts are paying the best rate of interest?

What is the best strategy for investing long term?

How do you decide between cash ISAs and stocks and shares ISAs?

Child Trust Funds v JISAs?

Paul Lewis was joined by:

Christine Ross, Financial planner, SG Hambros

Claire Francis, Site Editor, Moneysupermarket

Saran Allott-Davey, financial planner, Heron House Financial Management

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Emma Rippon

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