Talk Money Week: The case for financial education in primary schools

'Education is an investment in our future'

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Equipping our children with financial literacy is no longer a luxury — it is a necessity, writes Katja Oakley-Bell during Talk Money Week 2023

As it's Talk Money Week, it's an opportune time to consider the critical role financial education plays in our society. Amidst varying standpoints from the two main political parties on exactly when financial education is best taught, one thing is clear: equipping our children with financial literacy is no longer a luxury — it is a necessity. In an era defined by economic fluctuations, understanding the basics of budgeting, saving, and investing is as fundamental as reading and writing. Yet, financial education remains conspicuously absent from many school curricula, a gap that risks ...

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