No longer updating

It's a shame, but I'm no longer updating this website. Busy setting up new ventures.

I'll leave it up for anyone who's interested.

Thanks to all regular readers, and all the best for the future.

Cheers, PJ

Youth money thoughts

Anyone can learn about money.

Anyone can help anyone else learn.

Making mistakes doesn't mean you're hopeless.

Managing money is a lot about relationships & understanding other people.

Good financial education is not about turning people into more savvy consumers.

Good financial education starts with young people's interests and builds on their strengths.

Pressures & habits

Violence in relationships can be financial

Last week the Home Office announced a strategy to end violence against women and girls. Preventing violence in relationships will be included in personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. The idea is to address attitudes which condone and perpetuate violence against women before they become entrenched in young people.

There are also plans […]

Pressures & habits

Financial abuse


Eighteen-year-old Gabriella gave money to her boyfriend when he was out of work.

The money I gave him went on his booze and cigarettes. I was making £200 a month and after giving him money I’d have nothing left for myself.

If I told him I didn’t have any money, he’d call me a liar […]