Young people aged 16 to 25 are invited to find out how to make the most out of their money and get advice on debt or how to pay for education fees at two specialist Barclays Money Skills sessions.
The sessions, organised by Barnsley Libraries service in conjunction with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Barclays Bank, will take place at Hoyland Library on Friday, 23 September and Friday, 7 October, between 10am and 12 noon.
Barclays Money Skills aims to give young people the knowledge and confidence to make better financial choices and to take greater responsibility for their financial affairs.
Research undertaken by the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG), shows that over half of England’s teenagers have been or are in debt by the time they are 17 and 90 percent worry about their money and spending but tend to think of overdrafts and credit cards as easy ways to spend more than they earn, or to buy things they could not normally afford.
Young people face more responsibilities and challenges than ever and are faced with a complicated array of financial services on offer.
Sessions have been delivered across the north of England and have already reached over 35,000 young people. The sessions are free of charge and cover topics ranging from budgeting to banking, affordable credit, credit agreements, illegal money lending and issues such as identify fraud and phishing scams.
If you, or someone in your family would like to attend one of the sessions, call at Hoyland Library or telephone Chris Brown or Elaine Walton on 01226 355832 to reserve a free place. Places are limited and will be booked on a first come basis.