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Talk Money Week 2020

Talk Money Week 2020 week is aimed at getting people talking about money, from pocket-money to pensions, including debt. 

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #TalkMoney.

Here you’ll find information about the support offered by the Money and Pensions Service and the funding options available to support you with education and work.

Why talk money?

According to the Money and Pensions Service, talking openly about money is vitally important for our health, wealth and relationships. The effect of Covid-19 has made it more important than ever to start conversations about money.
Research shows that people who talk about money:

  • Make better and less risky financial decisions
  • Have stronger personal relationships
  • Help their children form good lifetime money habits
  • Feel less stressed or anxious and more in control

Building money conversations into our everyday lives also helps us build financial confidence and resilience to face whatever the future throws at us.
If we’re not prepared, we can struggle to cope when an income shock happens or a life event changes everything.

Start the Conversation

The Money and Pensions Service have produced some handy guides to help you start a conversation about money. Why not take a look:

Useful Tools and Calculators

The Money and Pensions Service have some useful tools on their website to help you manage money:

Find out about the funding options available

ReAct funding

Funding support for retraining, for those made redundant, or those who have become unemployed since 1 January 2020.

Personal Learning Accounts

Wanting to access part time training? If you are employed and earning under £26,000, been furloughed or your job is at risk you may be eligible for a Personal Learning Account.

Access Funding - South Wales Valleys

Access provides vocational training grants to help you update your skills and improve your employment opportunities.

Funding your studies

Explore the funding available in Wales for courses and training.

Some useful guides from the Money and Pensions Service

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