Teens told to avoid debt

9th June 2006 at 01:00
Teenagers will get lessons in how to avoid getting into debt, apply for a mortgage and the importance of pensions as part of efforts to improve financial literacy.

The programme will also cover planning a wedding, the cost of bringing up children, how to make a will and the pros and cons of investing in the stock market.

The activities will be taught across the curriculum as part of a programme devised by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. It follows worries over the number of financially illiterate people in the UK.

See www.ssatrust.org.uk vocational or email financialfun@ssatrust.org.uk

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