A school lesson in finance in Northern Ireland
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School lessons in personal finance

16 September 2010 Last updated at 09:17 BST

In Northern Ireland, lessons in personal finance are compulsory for all school children.

Pupils are learning about debit cards, borrowing money and how to spend within a budget.

There are now calls for these lessons to be taught across the UK.

Tim Muffett reports from a school in Carrickfergus.