Are you a parent or guardian teaching students about money at home?

January 13, 2021

The Parents’ Hub is here to help you teach students about finance.

If you have second-level students at home due to COVID-19 and you are trying to teach them about money, our Parents’ Hub, part of the free-to-use Money Matters site, is worth looking at.

It has four engaging and informative videos by Eoin McGee, financial planner and presenter of the CCPC sponsored TV show How to be Good with Money. They explain some core financial ideas in an easy-to-understand and fun way:

  • Needs Vs. Wants
  • Resources and Income
  • Expenditure
  • Create a Budget

You might also like to show the students full episodes of How to be Good with Money, which give a realistic look at the everyday financial challenges people face. All of the episodes from both seasons can be watched on the RTÉ Player via the Parents’ Hub. The third series of How to be Good with Money started on 7 January and will run for eight weeks. You can catch it every Thursday night at 8.30pm on RTE 1.

The Parents’ Hub also has links to the Money Matters site which has lessons on setting money goals, opening bank accounts, using a spending diary, savings dos and don’ts, knowing your rights when shopping online and lots more.

The site also has an interactive Spender/Saver Quiz which helps students figure out their attitudes towards money and gives them some food for thought.

Money Matters is designed as a resource for Junior Cycle students studying Business Studies and Home Economics but there are lots of lessons, worksheets and engaging material that can help if you are teaching students about finances at home during the rest of the school term and on into the summer holidays.

All the content is free and available with no need to register or log in. Visit the Parents’ Hub here.

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