Are you a parent or guardian teaching students about money at home?
Money Matters is a personal finance course for Junior Cycle students, originally designed to be delivered in the classroom, but there are lots of activities and resources that can be used if you are teaching at home.
There are lesson plans, games, quizzes, tasks and worksheets that can all be accessed for free and without the need to login or register. The lessons have easy step-by-step instructions for following them with your students at home!
Four key financial topics explained
Take a look at the videos below where Eoin McGee, financial planner and host of the CCPC-sponsored TV show How to be Good with Money, breaks down the difference between needs and wants, explains resources and income, suggests some things to think about when it comes to expenditure and why it’s a good idea to create a budget.
Needs v Wants
Resources and Income
Create a Budget
Money Matter resources
The Money Matters site covers a wide variety of topics like:
This is just a small sample of some of the resources and materials that are available, so feel free to take a look around the website and see what else might be useful to you.
How to be Good with Money
If you found the four explainer videos helpful, you might like to take a look at some of the episodes from season one and two of How to be Good with Money with the student you're teaching. Click below on the episodes below to view them on the RTÉ Player.
Season 1, Episode 1
Financial planner Eoin Mcgee meets 30-something couple Kerri and Brian who live in east Cork. The two secondary school teachers enjoy life but feel they are in a constant loop of servicing big loans but never getting ahead.
Season 1, Episode 2
Season 1, Episode 3
Season 1, Episode 4
Season 1, Episode 5
Season 2, Episode 1
Season 2, Episode 2
Season 2, Episode 3
Season 2, Episode 4
The Ward family love Laytown and really want to move on from renting and buy a home. But they also have a wedding to pay for. Will they become good with money and be in a position to buy their own home?
Season 2, Episode 5
Twenty- nine year old Áine left a hospital job to pursue a self-employed career. In terms of job satisfaction is very sure she made the right decision, but has she made the right decision financially?
Season 2, Episode 6
The Kelly family moved in with Grandmother (Nannie) to give them the opportunity to save for a house deposit. They are hugely grateful for Nannie’s help, but as a family of five, really crave their own space.
Season 2, Episode 7