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I’ve developed lots of new skills through Money for Life!

As part of World Youth Skills day, we caught up with Money for Life Champion Mary, who tells us all about the skills she’s learnt through delivering the Money Masterclass. #WYSD #SkillsChangeLives

Hi, my name is Mary De- Wind. I work with an organisation called Aik Saath. I am a Money Champion.

During the course of the Money for Life programme, I’ve learned so many skills. The main two skills are budgeting and public speaking. Budgeting is a vital skill. I’ve used this skill in my everyday life and it has helped me to save money for University. You can’t live for free so it’s vital to work out what you earn and what you spend. Another skill I have mastered is public speaking. Communication is the backbone of our society. Allowing us to form connections and motivate change. Teaching the younger volunteers was exciting as everything was new to them, but they were open-minded and were determined to know more. Adjusting the way we spoke also allowed them to feel comfortable.

I have shared my budgeting skills with my friends. It’s almost that time of year when people are getting ready to go to University. Knowing how to budget is the only way you are going to survive University. A budget is a responsible step into adulthood that allows you to take control of your spending. As I’m a confident speaker I’ve recently been helping a young person become a confident speaker with a series of one to one sessions.

It is very important for young people to learn money management skills while they are young so that as they grow they continue on that road. Growing up, I wish I was taught money management skills in school as it would have made life much easier. Many young people like myself do not know how to read a pay bank statement or how to save money. With the help of the Money for Life programme that can and will change all of that.

It did for me and I know it can for you too!

Find out more about the Money Masterclass and how you can get involved.

Want to brush up on your budgeting skills just like Mary? Check out our Did You Know interactive videos.

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Money for Life work in partnership with the Money Advice Service, an independent organisation set up by government. Money AdviceService provides free, unbiased money guidance across the UK to help people make the most of their money.  If you have a question or need help, you can chat to them here.

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Chat to the Money Advice Service
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday, 9am to 1pm.