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Teach finance, say parents

Parents would rather their children were taught about personal finance at school than study more traditional subjects such as history and geography.

Money-management skills were ranked as the fifth most important area children could be taught about, coming behind English, maths, science and languages.

Parents rated lessons on handling money as being more important than those on history, geography, religious studies, art, music and drama, according to a YouGov poll of 2,424 people.

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