News, In the media

Financial literacy issues reported in the media that relate to youth interests.

Youth debt

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Youth debt does not get a lot of media attention. It should.

Youth debt is not just about HECs debt, it is also about credit card debt, poor decision making, uniformed youth, and a lack of financial education.

This video is a stimulus to prompt student engagement and discussion, and ultimately awareness of this significant issue for young Australians.

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Students working, while still in school

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The question of whether students should work while in school is an issue for every teenage student and parent. Teachers will also have their views.

This video provides ideas, research and questions for thinking, discussion and reflection.

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'Tap and go' cards: Stop and think

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Every student will have a ‘Tap and go’ card within a short time of leaving school. This video provides ideas to think about, research to ponder and questions to answer in relation to ‘tap and go’ cards.

The information provided by banks and the media presents various perspectives as to their benefits. Students in secondary school will soon be invited to use such cards by the targeted marketing of financial institutions.

For this reason, students need to be educated into the advantages and disadvantages of such cards.

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Seven deadly money sins

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The media often refers to the Seven Deadly Money Sins. The perspective of journalists is that money can corrupt thinking, causing problems for individuals and society as a whole.

Students in secondary education have the opportunity to critique such articles, finding their advantages and disadvantages, and reflecting on how they may relate to themselves or others in the community.

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In the news

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 2: A selection of media articles are highlighted that related to financial learning, and will be of interest to secondary students. The articles feature famous athletes who lose their wealth, pawnbroking, bank ethics and electronic pick pocketing. (5:21)

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On The Web (news)

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Teenfinca® Issue 2, 2016:

This video slideshow shares some on-the-web news stories that may be of interest to secondary school and tertiary students. These articles encourage students to be aware of information and perspectives that can improve their financial financial life skills. (4:00)

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