‘Top Finance Tips that Nobody Taught You At School’ by Miriam Clappis published in Great Health Guide (Sept 2015). Miriam discusses the five top money saving strategies that you can implement immediately so that you can start saving today.
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FINANCE: Top Finance Tips Not Taught At School
written by Miriam Clappis
When it comes to money, the earlier that you start, the better off you’ll be. Sometimes I hear people say, ‘when I save some money, I will come and see you to seek your help.’ The whole idea is not to wait until then, but get help and develop strategies now for you to start saving.
School…. everyone has their own memories. It’s probably more about the people and events rather than the life-long skills acquired (maybe besides reading and writing). I asked myself and my sister the question. ‘What did we learn at school that we’re applying to our daily lives?’ Hmmm…. I drew a complete blank, but my sister was full of learning takeaways. She learnt how to dissect a frog, an important life skill for the modern woman. She struggled her way through algebra, another vital skill for managing our money and she also wore a great homemade Xena costume for a Year 7 project!
As you can see, it’s clear that the things we need to know now were somehow completely missed in the school curriculum. As a Gen Y Accountant, I advise a huge range of clients of all ages, but I’m most passionate about helping people around my own age or younger, to set themselves up financially for the future. The best time to start making your money work for you is when you are young, but the problem I keep seeing is that very few people know how. At school we were forced to learn crazy maths formulas but not the basics about managing our money.
Top 5 Finance Tips that nobody taught you at school