Financial Education

Excellent day at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen with teachers from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray exploring some of the latest financial education resources.  The Financial Education team at LTS have put a lot of work into producing, sourcing and sharing some excellent materials.

Statistics from creditaction.org.uk show why it is vital that Financial Capability has a place in the curriculum today:-

8,004
number of new debt problems dealt with by CAB each working day

1,392 people
made redundant daily

847,000
unemployed for > 12 month

£55,870
average household debt

£180m
personal interest paid in UK daily

£24.88m
daily write-offs of loans by banks & building societies

every 17 minutes
a property is repossessed

every 4.28 minutes
someone will be declared insolvent or bankrupt

£133,200,000
daily increase in Government national debt (PSDN)

£1,156,000,000
total value of all purchases made using plastic cards today

A number of innovate resources are available for teachers exploring financial education with students:

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/learningteachingandassessment/learningacrossthecurriculum/responsibilityofall/numeracy/financialeducation/tobereviewed/index.asp

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