Family budget with allowances

Pilot training on family budget in Marseille with a group of adults in professional transition living on allowances. After a first game on problems and solutions, the participants themselves chose the topics of the training: budgeting and controlling expenses, managing debt and money problems with family.

In groups of two, the participants played a game about priorities. Then we moved on to the budget using toy banknotes and cards. While discussing on spending priorities, we explained commitments and what leeway we have on bills (with a bill example). We also explained how to calculate the spending limit.

The second topic was debts: the participants put in order the different steps to get out of debt. Finally, they reflected on situations of disputes between family or friends over money. The participants gave positive feedback on the training and the participatory methods. Another topic they would like to address: bank charges!

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