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.

News, events, releases

Bursary Fund “a disgrace” says Barnado’s


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 […]

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Poverty hints for journos

…the skills needed to balance a budget on an inadequate income – when there are no spare resources to cope with unexpected emergencies, such as household repairs, particularly without the benefits of credit cards or a bank account – are rarely considered. Frequently, reports suggest that families in poverty are bad at budgeting. The evidence […]