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Aaron bids to help parents

IFA David Aaron Partnership is releasing a new guide aimed at helping parents and grandparents invest for their children&#39s future.

The guide explains the options and stresses the benefits of taking early action.

It includes details on savings accounts, National Savings products, friendly society bonds, stakeholder and stockmarket-linked investments.

The company claims that by beginning to invest as early as possible, there will be more time to benefit from investment returns, which will tend to be lower in the future.

David Aaron Partnership investment analyst Robin Bone says: “Our guide includes comments on the taxation of each investment and a quick reference ready reckoner to help parents and grandparents select the most appropriate investment for their children or grandchildren&#39s future education and well-being.”


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