What will my children's future hold?

Will they be prepared? And how can I give them the best start?

When it comes to thinking about our children’s future, it’s hard not to think about the environment and how the way we live will affect it. Image and Environment Educational Director Vivi Lau talks about how she’d like her child to play a role in preserving it for future generations.

How do you begin teaching your child about what matters to you?

"I will teach him to care about his own environment. Even the small things. A book. A pencil. He has to know the value of things."

Vivi Lau

Image and Environment Educational Director

What advice would you give your child for the future?

"If you want something, you have to work hard to get it and then you will care more about it."

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How well are environmental issues being taught in schools?

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The right plan can help your children in the future

In a changing world, it's hard to know what skills they'll need. Or how much you'll need to set aside. We can help make sure you have the means to give your children the best chance of success. Today. And tomorrow.

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When planning your goals and your future, our advisors can help bring your vision to life, accounting for everything from your children’s education costs to inheritance issues.


Report: How are children’s needs changing in the world today?

How Boomers and Millennial children are redefining family and finances

One way to help prepare your children for the future is to understand how attitudes towards family and finances have changed. Our ‘The ties that bind’ report created as part of UBS Investor Watch explores these changing attitudes towards everything from careers to fleeing the nest to investment decisions.

How many jobs do Millennials have on average compared to Boomers?

Careers: Millennials have more fluid careers

Millennials are less willing to work their way up the career ladder at one company. On average, Millennials have worked at three companies during an eight-year career, while Boomers have worked at four companies over 37 years.

Did you receive financial support from your parents after finishing school?

Financial support: Boomers eagerly provide financial support to their children.

While most Boomers were 'on their own' after they finished college, three in four Millennials still receive financial assistance. Only 10% of Boomers withhold support to teach their children financial independence.

Did you move back home after finishing school?

Living arrangements: More Millennials move back home after finishing college.

They do this to save money and find their financial footing, in contrast to Boomers, who were often expected to be independent after finishing college. Nowadays, in many cases, both generations actually prefer living together.

Which comes closer to your philosophy for investing in the stock market?

Investments: Millennials are more inclined to follow their instincts.

When it comes to money, Millennials prefer to time the market, rather than follow traditional investment principals as their parents’ generation did.

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