Let’s help millions of adults get the number sense they need to manage their money well

Good with numbers? You’re more likely to have a bigger savings pot. You’re also probably better at keeping up with the bills. And probably putting money away more often that someone who struggles with numeracy. This might seem obvious, but a report published earlier this month by the Money Advice Service provides the strongest evidence […]

Talk Money – The Last Taboo

In this guest blog, Liz Barclay, broadcaster, financial journalist and Chair of the Money Advice Liaison Group explains why #TalkMoney is so important. Liz is chairing the Talk Money Conference on Thursday 16 November. We need to talk about Money. It’s the last taboo. We’ll talk about sex, piles, religion and politics but we won’t talk about money […]

Why we need to Talk Money

This blog is from Charles Counsell, Chief Executive at the Money Advice Service on why we need to talk money: As a nation, we don’t talk about money, and we certainly don’t talk about money problems. But for millions of people across the UK, money is a serious problem. Earlier this month we released new […]

Talk Learn Do – Improving financial capability for parents and families

This guest blog is from Catherine Owens, a Family Support Practitioner for Action for Children in Wales. Catherine delivers Talk, Learn, Do: Parents, Kids and Money, a Money Advice Service pilot project set up in Wales to explore & evaluate whether integrating financial education into existing parenting programmes improves financial capability for families (parents, carers […]

Boosting Financial Capability in Tower Hamlets Primary Schools

Today is the final day of #YoungMoney17 and our first guest blog today comes from Avantika Taneja, Numeracy and Financial Literacy Project Manager for Tower Hamlets Business Education Partnership.  Tower Hamlets Business Education Partnership joined the Money Advice Service (MAS) CYP financial capability evaluation cohort, after presenting Abacus, our pilot family financial literacy project, at […]

Harnessing the power of evaluation

The second of today’s blogs comes from Marianna Lemus, Research and Evaluation Manager at Young Enterprise, on the importance of evaluating financial capability delivery.  Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. We joined the Money Advice Service (MAS) Children and Young People financial capability evaluation […]

How to make financial education happen in schools

The first of today’s guest blogs comes from The Money Charity, a national financial capability charity providing financial education, information and advice to young people & adults throughout the UK. Sometimes it seems that whenever there’s an issue for young people, there is a call for a change to the national curriculum. Just recently, studies […]

Technical qualifications & financial capability

The second blog of today comes from Alison Pask, Managing Director (Financial Capability & Community Outreach) at The London Institute of Banking & Finance Set out at the Spring Budget were the Government’s reforms to post-16 education, where, through £500m of additional funding, new technical qualifications were launched, to sit alongside A-levels. The qualifications have […]

Evaluating DebtAware

Today’s guest blog comes from Brian Souter, Education Manager for DebtAware.  DebtAware is the name for the financial education work of national debt charity Debt Advice Foundation. The premise of the programme is that many people find themselves in serious debt because of a lack of financial capability, therefore, young people should be given the […]