The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances. Packed with videos, audios, quizzes and activities the course covers all the key aspects of personal finance in six sessions of study that each take around two hours to complete.
This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think about managing your finances. You will learn how to budget effectively, and will be encouraged to start thinking about your financial future.
While austerity isn’t over, governments have stopped trying to scare us about the scale of their debts – thanks to a big change in the way economies make money, and economists understand it, writes Alan Shipman.
Where did money come from? How did people trade before inventing money? Was it a masterstroke or madness (or both) to let banks create money?
Today money is generally accepted as payment for goods and services or repayment of debt. But governments still fret about whether there's too much (or too little) in circulation, economists can't agree on what it is, and the enduring popularity of alternative or crypto-currencies shows rumbling discontent with the official version. These 10 short animations chart the evolution of money from stones and whale teeth to modern monetary policy and banking, and takes a hard look at money's role in economic crises.
How are our laws made? What is it like to be a criminal defence lawyer during a murder trial? What are the challenges faced by family lawyers or immigration law advisers? What if you have credit card debt or are faced with an eviction notice and can't afford a lawyer? This collection gives us an insight into the daily lives of those in the legal profession.
(NB The legislative process audio podcast contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.)