Money Works is a financial and digital skills programme for young adults moving into independent living to confront their money worries.
- Budgeting and Household Costs: Attitudes towards money, needs & wants, cutting back, budgeting, steps after move in, reading bills, household costs.
- Your Income: Sources of income, wage slips, tax & NI, benefits, universal credit and sanctions.
- Banking and Being Informed: How banks work, savings and current accounts, interest, forms of payment, choosing an account, understanding contracts, understanding tenancy agreements.
- Borrowing and Scams: Forms of borrowing, credit history, debt consequences & prioritisation, staying safe with money, understanding what money muling is.
Young adults living on their own, or about to, are often in need of survival money management skills and actions they can implement immediately.
Money Works has a strong focus on embedding digital skills. This includes; increasing the access, use, skills, confidence and motivation of young people using digital tools to manage their money, make financial decisions and plan for their future.
Other topics cover: finding information, shopping around, accessing financial services and benefits, managing money, staying safe online, digital footprints, checking credit scores, online banking and payments, staying safe from scams and understanding what money muling is.
Combining digital literacy with money management is a powerful and liberating prospect for those who find themselves waiting on payday or punished by late fees.
Money Works maps into a range of accredited life skills, money management and employability certificates. Young people attending the full programme can also qualify for a Level 1 Personal Money Management accreditation – and in Scotland, Money Works is credit rated by the SQA at Level 4.
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From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops pack a BIG punch!
"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".
"If money go before, all ways do lie open" (Shakespeare)
"If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy."
"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]
“Don’t just make money, make a difference”.
"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".
"If money is the sea, learn to ride the waves".
“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” Bob Marley
“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” - Dave Ramsey
“The best things in life are free".