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.

Ideas for action

Money skills that satisfy

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 […]

Inside money

Is there a job at the end of it?

skills mismatch, link to CESI report

Is it worth signing up for a course in health & beauty? Can a successful media student expect a job in the creative industry? Many have wondered. A report out this month could help young people make a more informed judgement. Hidden Talents, a report by the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion, is a […]

News, events, releases

Blaming numeracy doesn’t add up

Today’s revelations of low numeracy levels among adults are no surprise to those working with young people. Many report that financial education materials and ideas are pitched at a level far too high for most young people, especially those who are not in education, employment or training.

What does the reminder that 17 million adults […]