The purpose of the Adding up to a lifetime resource is to equip young people with the knowledge and skills required of them to make informed choices when they face personal and financial decisions at various stages of their life. As students work through the resource they will discover some of the implications that financial decisions made earlier in life can have on them at later stages. These include:
Funding for their post-school education
Career changes during their working life
The impact of relationships and families during life
Better health leading to a longer and more active retirement
This resource is aimed primarily at 14-16 year olds.
Adding up to a lifetime is accredited by Pfeg, an educational charity promoting the development of financial capability in young people.
The resource uses a mix of animated characters, real life interviews, text and interactive games and puzzles. In addition, users are encouraged to involve real people from their own communities to join discussions with students so that the activities can be brought to life.
There are 25 hours of learning activities based on 5 phases of life:
Life as a student