Free money lessons with the launch of ‘Teen Cash Class'
|Published: 1st November 2007 12:46|
Today (1st Nov.), MoneySavingExpert.com launches the Teen Cash Class Guide, a new free 40-page PDF guide to help parents and kids, together or separately, turn themselves into money saving experts. It's also been specifically designed for teachers to use as a base for classroom lessons.
Over the summer, for ITV1's Tonight: Teen Cash Class, Martin Lewis, the creator of MoneySavingExpert.com, was challenged to teach twelve 15-year-olds for a day and turn them into money saving experts. When they went home they saved their parents over £5,000. The guide is based on the lesson plans designed for the programme.
The Teen Cash Class lessons:
Lesson 1: A company's job is to make money
Lesson 2: Debt isn't bad. Bad debt is bad
Lesson 3: Loyalty doesn't pay
The guide can be downloaded for free from www.moneysavingexpert.com/cashclass
Martin Lewis, the creator of MoneySavingExpert.com, comments: "Companies spend billions a year on marketing, advertising and training their staff to sell; yet we don't get any buyers training and there's little financial education in schools. This guide is an attempt to redress that balance. It's no surprise we're a nation nearing debt crisis, when there's no one to ask how to borrow correctly and very limited education for anyone."
"That's why, although the guide's designed for teenagers, it should work for anyone who wants to learn how to handle their money, get the best deals and avoid being ripped off. This is a practical survival guide to living in one of the most competitive economies in the world."