Financial Adviser helps parents give money lessons

Simon Jones has teamed up with the financial education charity, MyBnk, to help educate children and young people on how to manage their finances.

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This week Unividual launched the first of its Money Mondays

The aim of the campaign is to promote financial education for children and young people when it comes to their finances because we want to ensure they give themselves the best start in life when it comes to their savings. Money Mondays will take place every week so that we can provide fun, informative tips to young people and give lesson plans or activities to parents who are home-schooling their children during Coronavirus. For instance, this week’s interactive teaching tools include a money quiz and a financial jargon buster. Money Mondays will be launched on Unividual’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

"Financial education is something I am really passionate about"

Simon Jones, one of Unividual’s Chartered Financial planners, father-of-two, said: “Financial education is something I am really passionate about and I first got in touch with MyBnk through the Quilter Foundation because I needed ideas for educational talks I was doing in local schools and colleges. After the outbreak of Coronavirus, like many parents, I have been home-schooling my children. Trying to come up with fun, educational activities throughout the week isn’t easy. So, it struck me this could be the ideal time to get families talking and learning about money together. Recent events has taught many of us, the importance of savings. Similarly, never has it been a more important time to get this message across.”

MyBnk delivers expert-led financial education

MyBnk is a UK charity that delivers expert-led financial education programmes to children and young people aged seven to 25. Guy Rigden, CEO, MyBnk said: “We believe that to properly manage your money, you need to start learning about it from an early age to make positive choices in the future. Families are the most important messengers in children’s lives but money is often a taboo subject. Partnerships like this with Unividual help develop the healthy attitudes and behaviours that lay the foundation for future financial capability. We cover topics such as saving, budgeting, public finance, social enterprise and start-up entrepreneurship. Alongside delivery, we also design projects and training programmes and since 2007 we have helped over 250,000 young people learn how to manage their money.”

"Money is a taboo subject, we want to change that"

Cherie-Anne Baxter, Marketing Director and part-owner of Unividual added: “Talking about money is such a taboo in our country and Unividual wants to change that. It’s important we teach our young people what they need to do with their money so they can set themselves up for a brighter future and learn from the experiences of today. Times are tough, we are all busy trying to support our clients and families, but we can’t put initiatives like this on hold. Instead we have to use it as a time to get important messages across”

Date of article: 31st March 2020

Author: Simon Jones

Editor: Cherie-Anne Baxter

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