Why we don’t learn about money in school

Schools have failed us. We’re not taught how to do taxes, what a mortgage is or even how to get a good job. All everyone seems to say is: go to university, get good grades and get a stable job. No one tells us how to save, how to budget and whether we should be thinking about retirement. And that scares me. There’s a ton of financial knowledge that I lack because of this. And I’ve had to teach myself how to start investing, how to budget, how to earn good money and even how to open a bank account….

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Are Our Schools Failing Us?

New research has left us with some worrying news. Nearly half 0f all A-Level students receive little or no information about their options when it comes to higher education. Three in five of us now believe that university is the only route to a successful career. 79% of students say that clearing is their only option if they don’t achieve their A-level grades. But this is simply not true. Which leaves us wondering, are our schools failing to provide us with all the information we need to make the right decision?The AAT interviewed 2,000 16-24 year olds just before results day. The results showed that…

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Don’t know what to do after school?

Sounds familiar? As the end of school approaches, thousands of students are putting more and more pressure on themselves to decide what they want to do next year and beyond, with the view that if they make a mistake now, they’ll end up in some dead-end career. Here’s the ultimate checklist to put your mind at ease:Choose something you want to doYour Physics teacher might be telling you that the best university degree for you is Physics, and that you won’t get a job without it. The most important thing about choosing your university degree is doing something you want…

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Climate Games mark exciting conclusion to economics summer school

Often find yourself involved in climate debates or discussions? This could be for you.Students attending a summer school in the heart of Vienna can get a global perspective on climate change, with a simulated exercise that captures all the pace, excitement and impact of the subject.The Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) summer school gives participants a unique opportunity to take part in the exercise as part of the programme.In the historic setting of Vienna’s old town, the AEMS students are placed in groups to represent countries from around the globe, each vying for the best deal for their nation,…

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