FINE is involved in several co-operation projects geared to increase the consumers’ knowledge and skills in financial matters.
E-learning environment for the young – learning about the financial issues at Zaldo.fi
Targeted at young people, the Zaldo.fi project offers an interesting learning environment focusing on the management of one’s personal finances. The interactive contents of the Zaldo.fi site constitute a comprehensive and exciting way to learn about each person’s own financial management. This can be done as a part of school teaching in economics, and the site is especially targeted at ninth-graders.
The materials are designed to support the teachers in their classroom work. The students can use their own computers to go through the materials in self-study, supported by the teacher. One module will take about ten minutes to complete, providing a deeper insight into the school curriculum contents and combining the financial skills to practical life.
Zaldo has different modules focusing on income and expenses, purchasing and payment, saving and investing as well as insurance and risk management. There is also a vocabulary, suggested links and games to test own economics skills.
Zaldo is a site maintained by the Federation of Finnish Financial Services. FINE has also collaborated with Nuori Yrittäjyys ry (Young entrepreneurship) for the arrangement of a competition for the young.