Financial know-how for nurses: make your money work for you
Planning for retirement, or living week to week? Financial education lets you take control
Financial education helps people to help themselves get out of debt and become financially independent.
But achieving financial independence requires discipline and knowledge, along with an understanding of how to make your money work as hard for you as you do to earn it.
What we don't learn about finances at school
Financial education is not mandatory in primary or secondary schools in the UK, or in higher education institutions. When we are young we are taught how to dissect frogs and all the different mathematical algorithms, but we are not taught how money works.
The RCN Student Money Guide offers comprehensive advice on funding, housing, benefits and other money issues, including a checklist to
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