Each of the five workshops outlined below are covered in a course manual that’s provided to students at the beginning of the course. This manual is the student’s to take home with them and keep, and will act as a reference guide or blueprint three, five or ten years down the track if the student decides they’d like to revisit one or more of the workshops covered in the Financial Literacy 101 course.
Personal Budgeting is an essential skill to learn at an early age as it plays an integral part in future financial understanding and security. Budgets ensure money coming in is greater than going out – simple, but why do people find it so hard? Students produce their own budget based on their current, and future financial situations.
Before someone can purchase their first house there is a lot of understanding, research and personal sacrifice that needs to happen. Students learn the basic steps involved in purchasing a property, from how to get a mortgage to taking possession. Students also learn the important do’s and don’ts of flatting.
The time comes in some people’s lives when they’re no longer motivated by collecting a wage each week. People look to start a business for a number of reasons; money, time, being their own boss etc. This workshop opens students’ eyes to an alternate option to working for someone else 40 hours a week, 48 weeks a year.