Money Matters – a personal finance course for Junior Cycle from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).
Teaching personal finances can be demanding in the classroom. ‘Money Matters’ will help build this important life skill, making the learning experience engaging and interactive. ‘Money Matters’ will help students to make informed choices regarding their finances now and in the future.
One of the most valuable life skills is learning about managing money. But it is important to start at the beginning explaining why we use money, how to get the best value and looking at our relationship with money.
Students will strengthen their understanding of their relationship with money, including examining where their money comes from, their spending habits and considering personal needs versus wants and budgeting accordingly.
This section focuses on taking charge and understanding financial products, such as bank accounts. Students will (after Section One and Two) have a strong understanding of relationships with money.
In this section students will learn that being an informed consumer means knowing about consumer rights and knowing what to do if problems arise with goods and services they have purchased.