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Spend wisers encourage wise spending

Posted on 27th February, 2015 by Lincoln Against Poverty

A group of apprentices from City of Lincoln Council is promoting a Spend Wisers campaign after winning money to fund the project from the Lloyds Bank Money for Life Challenge.

The objective is to promote sensible and safe lending to people between the ages of 16 -24, hence trying to prevent them getting into financial difficulties and having to borrow money from high interest creditors and loan sharks and also to encourage young people to save for their future. This will hopefully teach them the value of money.

Their main aim is to advertise sensible borrowing and saving through the Credit Union and they have designed posters and leaflets which will be distributed to local colleges, universities, sixth forms, YMCA and places where this age group is most likely to attend.

The Spend Wisers have learnt to work together as a group and manage a project as a whole, learning new skills such as: presentations, listening and valuing others opinions, brainstorming, delegation of tasks and communicating with other agencies and parties, both internal and external.

They will be promoting the project at the forthcoming National Apprenticeship Week.

Spendwisers Poster – Money for Life Project