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True Potential PUFin's 'Managing My Money' launches on Share Radio

Share Radio, the radio station dedicated to sharing ideas about money, has launched the radio broadcast (and audio podcast) of the highly successful Managing My Money course, in partnership with The Open University Business School’s True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin).

The innovative and completely free course, which runs for eight weeks and will start afresh each fortnight, became available from 9pm on 7 September 2015 via the DAB station and online via the Share Radio website. There will be two 25 minute broadcast episodes per week, each with an online test. Following the final, more comprehensive test, students receive a Statement of Participation certificate from the OU Business School.  The shows strike a lively conversational tone, and listeners will be engaged by the unique content, including the use of rhyming, songs and skits to convey the messages in an accessible way. Share Radio have also created an App to make the course even more accessible and convenient.

Those taking the course will be also be able to name a third party who can monitor their progress and collect their results. Not only does this give extra support for young adults studying the course at home, but importantly, makes it a unique resource for teachers, who are now tasked with weaving financial education into the national curriculum. Employers are also encouraged to take part by asking their staff to participate in the programme and acting as a third party referee. The course has been designed to help people with their finances and upon completion, participants can include the statement of participation certificate on their CV.

Supported by True Potential LLP, Managing My Money was the first course to be created at True Potential PUFin, and was made available online and free of charge to the general public back in May 2014. The original course has now been updated by the OU Business School’s personal finance experts – bringing it in line with the latest reforms to pensions and with the other personal finance developments unveiled in the two budget statements this year – and transformed in to an entertaining broadcast production by the Share Radio team.

To be kept up-to-date with the latest information and to register, visit Share Radio. You can also download the Share Radio iPad App, which features full access to the course.

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