Money management training works. It can sound dull. It can be hard to persuade people onto training courses and programmes. But once they’ve had a taste of it, they’re often converted. Here are two videos that capture some of the enthusiasm from participants who’ve grown in skills and confidence.
The first is from a one-day [...]
Barnado’s has condemned the replacement for Education Maintenance Allowance for causing severe hardship, leaving young people without the financial backup to support their everyday expenses. The charity interviewed 17 key staff and 51 of the disadvantaged young people it works with (and some of their friends) about the new Bursary Fund. It found evidence of [...]
Excellent video on the value of financial education. Emphasis on peer education is very persuasive:
Mission: Money Mentors 2011 from Money Mentors on Vimeo.
Money Mentors is a pioneering grass roots, peer-to-peer, financial education programme launched by London Citizens. So it says on their website.
The Money Advice Service has an excellent team working to help youth practitioners support young people in money management. Earlier this year it published a series of good practice guides, designed for use in different youth-related sectors. The Money in the Mix booklets, which also appeared as supplements to Children and Young People Now magazine, [...]
Young people, parents, colleges and other stakeholders have until 20 May to give the government their views on the proposed replacement for Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
The scheme, which distributed £560m a year, is now closed. A replacement, called a Bursary Fund, will run from the new academic year in September and be worth [...]