Growing Up Wise

As you get older and become more independent, you may want to learn how to manage your money. You may start off with a small allowance or ‘pocket money’ to spend or save. Looking after your own money will help you to learn about budgeting, when to spend it, how to spend it, and how much to save. You may already be thinking about how to save for more expensive items instead of immediate treats.

Ask your parents/carers to help you work out how much you need to save and how long it will take to reach your goal amount. You can then think about how you would like to save your money which could be in a money box or in a savings account.

I enjoy spending my money on clothes shopping, but it’s great to save some in my bank account and watch it grow.

Work experience and volunteering can be a fun way to meet new people and learn new SKILLS.