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New Money Mantra for 13-year-olds

New Money Mantra for 13-year-olds

New Money Mantra for 13-year-olds


I loved the feedback from a class of 13-year-olds that they’d come up with a few more money mantras. It’s the first feedback we’ve received, since launching our new Teen Cash Class Activity Sheets for teachers to teach MoneySaving financial education.

While the lessons are aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5, one teacher used them in part for his class and then sent me this great Tweet…

From Euan Smith:

@MartinSLewis I used lesson ideas with Yr8 PHSE money management today. They created 2 more mantras "Are you allowed it?" "Is it useful?"

I love it. So these are the new 13-year-old Money Mantras:

If you’re skint
:

Is it useful?
Can you afford it?
Is it allowed?
Have you checked if its available cheaper anywhere else?

And for those who aren’t skint:

Will you use it?
Is it worth it?
Is it allowed?
Have you checked if its available cheaper anywhere else?

If the answer to any is no – don’t buy it.

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PS. I’ve just realised this is my thousandth blog – hoorah!