Wesley Financial Literacy Education Program
Launched in 2011 in response to our research into the growing rate of financial stress in the community, the program is an early intervention strategy helping people manage their money and avoid debt. Call us on 1300 827 638.
Wesley Financial Literacy Education Program’s In Charge of My Money is delivered as a course in three modules. The program is used to assist communities, groups and individuals who are finding it difficult to manage their money make more informed decisions about their spending and borrowing.
This award winning educational program is particularly suited to group presentations and has already been adopted by a range of workplaces, community organisations, drug and alcohol centres and multicultural and migrant groups. The program complements our existing one-on-one service delivered by Wesley Financial Counsellors which predominantly helps people who may be already experiencing financial difficulties.
Broken into three modules, each using worksheets to engage the participants, the materials incorporate information from the MoneySmart website with permission from Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
Module 1: Know it—Your income and expenses
This section examines the sources of your income and expenses, what you spend your money on and how you pay for things.
Part 1: know your income and expenses
Part 2: know where your money goes
Part 3: know how you pay for things.
Module 2: Do it—Managing your money
This section examines how to manage your money by identifying your goals, saving, planning and preparing a budget.
Part 1: know what you want—goal setting
Part 2: pay yourself first—savings
Part 3: planning and budgeting—manage your money.
Module 3: Review it—Managing your debt
This section explores how you manage your debt through examining your loans and the cost of borrowing. It provides an opportunity to review expenses and manage debt through budgeting.
Part 1: getting into and out of debt
Part 2: know the real cost of borrowing
Part 3: monitor and manage your debt
Part 4: where to go for help.
The information given is general in nature and the course is not intended to provide financial or investment advice. Contact us to arrange for your organisation or group to participate in the In Charge of My Money program.
Wesley Financial Literacy Program
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