What is the new Jangle app?

How to help children save in the new technological age
New Jangle App coming soon 
Life skills are so important to teach our children and how we feel about cooking, finances, electrics, first aid etc. will rub off on our children, even if it is on a subconscious level.  The attitude I have towards some of these skills are a direct link to how my mum's attitude towards them is.  For example:

Baking
I have no idea when it comes to cooking!  My mum hated cooking and therefore spent next to no time in the kitchen let alone spend time in there with us kids!  For years I believed roast potatoes were solid pockets of air and mum let me believe toad in the hole was made of fresh toads.....  With that in mind, I purchased a children's cookbook and together with Max and I pick out a dish and make it over the weekend.

Electrics
My mother is not a fan of electrics so showed both myself and my sister  how to change a light bulb, how to change a plug (with a butter knife) and where the fuse box was at the earliest opportunity!  All of which are very handy pieces of knowledge that I am now an expert in!

Finances
This was almost a taboo subject.  A single mum raising 2 children on a shoestring budget we never really spoke about money - mainly because we never had any!  Regardless of my financial situation, I want to be able to talk to Max about money, to show him the value of money and the value of your time.  So I am rather honoured to have spent time with Experian, Pfeg  and Sarah Willingham learning about and being part of the focus group for a new app coming out in the new year which helps primary age kids to save - Jangle.

The Jangle website - still in it's infancy itself will give you an overview of the exciting times to come with backing from Experian, Pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and the inspiration Sarah Willingham, I have every confidence this project and app will be a success.  Jangle is a tool for parents - to help make their day to day lives a little easier, but also to support them in being able to help their children learn essential money management skills which could then be reinforced in the school environment in time.
Learning about the new saving app for children - Jangle
The Jangle website - still in it's infancy itself will give you an overview of the exciting times to come with backing from Experian, Pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and the inspirational Sarah Willingham.  Jangle is a tool for parents - to help make their day to day lives a little easier, but also to support them in being able to help their children learn essential money management skills which could then be reinforced in the school environment in time and taken on to adulthood and help make wise financial decisions, save and be money savvy.

I will be writing a follow-up post on Jangle with more details on how the app can be used and where you can download it, but for now, I just want to leave you with some facts from Experian that I found rather interesting!



Given how money was spoken about in my household (or lack of rather), I feel now more than ever I need to be able to talk to my son about how to manage money well, but as my mum proved, it's not something parents find easy to talk about.


Watch this space for updates on the new app to help teach your kids money skills, I'll be learning along the way too.

Do let me know what your thoughts are on the above facts, I must admit I'm quite surprised at 10-year-olds ordering online... !


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