Here are two bonkers arguments for financial education in schools. The first is from Mark Garnier MP, vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for financial education for young people. He told the Financial Times earlier this month, “We need to make sure the next generation are financially literate. Compulsory financial education could avert the next [...]
At school and disappointed by the personal finance education on offer? Campaign for it, using a toolkit produced by other young people. Focused on the skills and approaches to campaigning, Our Money, Our Future has a lot of good sense about building a team, starting from strengths, co-opting an adult champion and setting objectives.
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The e-petition for compulsory financial education never did make much sense. It is not getting any better after promoter Martin Lewis claimed his latest champion. Lewis, founder of bargain-hunters’ website moneysaving expert, says 200 MPs have signed the petition. That’s getting on for a third of all MPs in the [...]
“I would miss a payment on an excisting financial commitment if it meant I caould have what I wanted now”
No evidence of much proofreading in that sentence. Hasn’t been produced with care and attention. Sloppy, you might say. Rushed, and thoughtless.
Which is odd, because it comes from a lavishly-illustrated, high-profile report produced [...]