Confidence with your money and finances is more than just increasing savings and spending less.
Experiences, emotions and communication about money all impact your relationship to it and affect your financial future.
Made of Money provides training, coaching and resources that help build the skills for financial confidence, while uniquely focusing on the personal values, emotions and pressures which impact our decision making.
Where to start
Families and children
- Join our award winning Made of Money course for parents and carers, focusing on skills, communication and behaviour – sign up your school, children’s centre or community group.
- Family learning classes for schools and children’s centres.
- Holiday events and activities to make learning about money fun, while improving your family communication.
Professionals and practitioners
- Support your clients and staff to improve their financial capability with our impactful training
- Host our award winning Made of Money course at your school, children’s centre, charity or community group.
More about Made of Money
Sharing in a group
Our free, interactive workshops for east Londoners are a fun and supportive space to go beyond the basics of financial literacy. Made of Money facilitators work hard to create a relaxed atmosphere where people can share their own experiences and learn from each other.
Not just the nuts and bolts
Over several weeks, individuals, parents, and sometimes whole families, come together to explore themes such as credit, debt, budgeting, communication, and dealing with financial institutions. We support parents to think about how to support children to develop positive attitudes toward money in an increasingly consumeristic world.
Real life skills and knowledge
Our educational games and activities are rooted in everyday life. This prompts people to practise skills that are applicable to real-word financial decisions. Simple practical activities and tools include comparison shopping, meal planning and energy saving. Participants take shopping diaries, family learning and energy packs away with them, continuing to learn through practical action at home.
Practise in safety
Engaging discussions, role-plays and games enable people to practise dealing with difficult situations in a safe environment. This can range from saying no to a child to negotiating debts with landlords and companies. People can also work out what they really think about issues such as whether, when and how to give children pocket money.
We often encourage Made of Money participants to keep a spending diary, where they not only note down what they spend and how much it costs, but also what they were thinking and feeling when they bought it. On a practical level people find the spending diary an excellent tool for getting a handle on managing their outgoings. Physically recording the emotions surrounding spending can have a more profound impact.
"Now I look at money, the meaning, and the way I spend it, the things I buy, and what influences how I spend it."
Made of Money participant
Throughout we offer one-to-one support for participants to raise personal issues such as overwhelming debt or how to confront a partner about problem spending. where appropriate we support people to get specialist help elsewhere.