In association with Social Enterprise Academy

Download Pocket Money – our free, fun money tips mag for youngsters!

Explore Pocket Money, The Big Issue’s fun financial guide created just for kids, packed with advice and essential money management skills

Illustrations by Luke McConkey

Association from Social Enterprise Academy

The Big Issue is proud to introduce Pocket Money, our mini-magazine especially created for eight- to 14-year-olds that’s included free with this week’s magazine.

Produced in collaboration with The Week Junior, whose new issue out this Friday (March 8) also includes a free copy, it is aimed at children aged eight to 14.

The free mini-mag aims to enhance youngsters’ (and grown-ups!) understanding of financial matters, as part of our Big Issue Talks Money series. 

It’s filled with insights on saving, earning, and investing for kids – breaking down financial concepts into easily digestible information, and encouraging youngsters to explore the value of money management. 

A group of 10-year-olds who run their own successful social enterprises share their business secrets and advice on how to budget so that you can create a big social impact (Jeremy Hunt should take note!).

Illustrator: Luke McConkey

Why money matters, where it comes from, how you can save and grow it, and how to spend it wisely are among the big issues it tackles in easy terms. And there’s an interview with Kalpana Fitzpatrick, financial expert and author of children’s book Get to Know Money. Plus a quiz and budgeting tools to help young people get money smart.

Distributed with this week’s Big Issue and through The Week Junior and Social Enterprise Academy, Pocket Money supports our commitment to empowering the next generation with essential life skills, backed by Experian’s United For Financial Health Programme. 

Download your free copy of Pocket Money here and check out our practical advice, real-life scenarios, and interactive content to help young readers develop a savvy approach to handling their finances.

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