Young people living on their own, or about to, are often in need of survival money management skills and actions they can implement immediately.
Online and in real-time, these live, secure and expert-led virtual lessons help them directly confront their money worries.
- Budgeting and Household Costs: Attitudes towards money, needs & wants, cutting back, budgeting, reading bills and 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 and choosing an account.
- Borrowing and Debt: Forms of borrowing, credit history, debt consequences and prioritisation.
Virtual Money Works has a strong focus on embedding digital skills. By delivering online, we increase young people’s access to and use of digital tools to manage their money. Their increased confidence and new abilities help motivate them to make practical financial decisions and plan for their future.
Other topics cover: finding information, shopping around, accessing financial services, checking credit scores and online banking. Virtual Money Works maps into a range of accredited life skills, money management and employability certificates.
Young people attending the programme can also qualify for a Level 1 Personal Money Management accreditation – and in Scotland an SQA Level 4 Unit Award.
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!
“Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John Wooden
"A fool and their money is soon parted".
"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".
“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” —Benjamin E. Mayes
"If money go before, all ways do lie open" (Shakespeare)
"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]
"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".
"Your future depends on what you do today" - Mahatma Gandhi