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    Contractor Among Contractors

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    Huge portion of the adults are in debt, I doubt they will be a good role model/teachers to their offspring when it comes to budgeting, who need budgeting when there are credit cards...

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    Certainly one life skill to be taught about in school is debt.

    Except for a mortgage, "never never" get into debt. Spend less than you earn.

    Takes 30 seconds. Leaves plenty of time for how to calculate area of a circle.

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    Jog On - scorchio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Young people 'need help with independence' - BBC News

    Education Secretary Damian Hinds was launching a project teaching teenagers "life skills", such as budgeting, sharing a house or coping with relationship problems.

    FFS
    Isn't this a job for the parents?
    Because feelings...

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    Respect my authoritah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    Huge portion of the adults are in debt, I doubt they will be a good role model/teachers to their offspring when it comes to budgeting, who need budgeting when there are credit cards...
    Credit cards are great tools for budgeting. You can see exactly what's spent on what. Also, like when I was a poor permie and interest rates were high, they're handy for an interest-free rolling overdraft.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    Isn't this a job for the parents?
    Good one.
    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    Isn't this a job for the parents?
    Or "parent"?
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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