Posted on Thursday, 27 September 2018

To help counter the uncertain financial environment facing young Australians, Canterbury League Club has partnered with the Business Concierge on a program called Survivor Life Skills.

Since 2014, Canterbury League Club has been a major supporter of the program and has helped over 11,000 students in 67 school groups in the Canterbury-Bankstown Area learn more about financial security and stability.

The Survivor Life Skills Program was started by Howard Smith in 1999.

Howard is a financial guru with over 30 years of experience in the finance industry and has worked with major companies like AMP and ING.

As the program’s name suggests, it helps young Australians prepare and plan for the transition from school into the real world.

The program has 60 topics to choose from that range from goal setting, budgeting, superannuation, goods and services, work rights and responsibilities, pay slips, and wants vs needs.

Schools can choose from topics that are relevant to their students and what they believe will be more beneficial.

“We have been a supporter of this program for a number of years because it fills a gap that’s not presently catered for by other services,” said George Coorey, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.

“I had the pleasure of attending a session at Ashbury Public School and the way Howard presented the information was phenomenal.”

“The information that the students receive allows them to understand that money matters at all ages and it is never too early to start thinking and planning about the future.”

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