April 20, 2023 by Variety QLD Admin

April is National Financial Literacy Month, which aims to promote financial education and awareness. This month is a reminder of the importance of financial education and the role it plays in shaping the lives of kids and young people. We believe that all kids, regardless of their background or circumstances, should have access to the tools and knowledge they need to navigate the complex world of personal finance.

The Variety Financial Literacy Program and Money Buddy Program both are important initiatives that are helping level the playing field for kids living with a disability, giving them the same opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive as their peers.

The Variety Financial Literacy Program teaches kids at special schools across Queensland the basic everyday skills they need to manage their money effectively and make informed financial decisions. The program features a series of interactive workshops that cover a range of topics, including budgeting, saving, banking, managing debt and avoiding financial scams. The program is run by Variety Financial Counsellors who work with the kids to ensure that the content is accessible and engaging.

Similarly, the Variety Money Buddy Program provides kids living with a disability a phone service that they can call to receive free financial advice and support. When about to make a large purchase or simply wanting advice about money they can call and speak with one of Variety’s Financial Counsellors.

Empowering kids living with a disability to become financially literate not only sets them up for a healthier financial future, but also opens opportunities for them to live a more independent life as they transition into young adulthood. Through the Variety Financial Literacy Program and Money Buddy Program, we strive to promote and help build a more equitable and inclusive society.

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