There has been a lot of talk lately about how financial education should be taught in schools. Some people argue that it should be taught at home. This is fine for parents who understand about money, good investments, bad debts etc, but there are many parents who have had no teaching themselves and therefore have no useful knowledge to pass on to tehir children.
If you are a parent in this situation, then do not despair. Their are plenty of places online where you can learn this stuff. Take http://www.yourwealth.co.uk/ for example. They have information about mortgages, loans, savings, investments, pensions and tax planning so you can learn so much. They explain to you about what all of these terms means and give you advice. It is worth knowing that there is no such things as independent advice and so if something is recommended to you, then often the person stands to make some money from it. However, there is no harm in looking across a selection of sites to get information and then using that knowledge to make well informed financial choices.