Financial Foundations: Saving, Spending, Debt

Life skills30 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Understand the different options for saving and the importance of an emergency fund.
Learn how to set, and importantly stick to, a budget.
Recognise the different types of debt, including student loans.
Sam ShortHost: Sam is a Particle Physicist turned Data Scientist and is now the CEO of Moneyed, a company committed to improving financial wellbeing at work using tech and applied AI.

Becoming financially literate is an important part of making informed and smart financial decisions as an adult.

In this class, Sam will briefly introduce the different ways that you can save, the importance of having an emergency fund, and will talk about how you can earn free money via compounding. She will cover the difference between essential and discretionary spending and outline the SMART way to stick to a budget. Finally, Sam will discuss the different types of debt, what to look out for to make sure your debt doesn’t become unmanageable, and learn about how, for most people, student loans aren’t really debt - they’re an additional tax.

This is a really useful class for students to get a good basic insight into how to manage their money which will be useful in the next stages of their education. 

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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