The Taskforce held its first public meeting in Albury/Wodonga on Wednesday 23 June.
Taskforce Chairman, Paul Clitheroe was delighted with the attendance and enthusiasm of the audience. There was strong agreement about the importance of getting consumer and financial education into schools, and in a way that is interesting to students.
Credit and superannuation were also seen as important areas for public education.
Making a difference with 18-24 year olds
Duane Hicks is a teacher at the Albury/Wodonga TAFE with a real passion for teaching his students how to better manage money. Duane has found that his students (young people aged 18 – 24 years) need to learn about money in practical ways – for example by role playing various money issues, or simulating investments on the sharemarket. Some of Duane’s students who have responded so well that they are now investing their own money on the sharemarket and setting personal goals to build their wealth.
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