Ep 119 – How To Get Financially Lit
Ep 119 - How To Get Financially Lit
Money touches us all, but only certain people are included in that conversation. Kate Crowhurst saw first-hand how fractured our financial systems are, wanting to change the conversation to include young people and those from lower socio-economic households, she decided to be part of the change, rather than wait for it. With a background in teaching and a Cambridge alum, Kate developed Money Bites, a content-led platform that provides accessible and actionable information on financial literacy. In this episode, Kate shares how economic disparity inspired change, why a team is essential for change and how we are all capable of making the world better.
Communication – the term is trending and the meaning’s been lost. There’s no topic that this rings more true for than money. Despite being a commodity we all rely on, we aren’t all part of this conversation. Young people, immigrants and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds make up a large and influential fabric of our society, so why don’t they have a seat at the table?
In a world that runs on literacy, we have failed to provide financial literacy to all; in many ways, we have failed to communicate what it means to who it means the most to.
As an ESL teacher, Kate Crowhurst’s mother instilled in her a stern belief: Communication is power. If someone doesn’t understand what you are explaining to them, it’s your fault, not theirs. It’s up to you to change your communication to help others; so that’s exactly what she did.
As a Cambridge alum and a background in teaching children from disparate backgrounds, Kate created Money Bites: a content platform designed to democratise the world of literacy by providing accessible and actionable information for young people.
In this inspiring conversation, Kate discusses her nomad lifestyle, how we can all find clarity in our purpose and why our systems don’t need to change, they need to be rebuilt entirely.
Kate Crowhurst is a financial literacy educator. With a background in specialist financial literacy research and education, she’s on a mission to deconstruct traditional finance education through her company Money Bites. In 2018, she was awarded a place on Forbes 30 under 30 list for her work in this field. She currently works as a Deputy Officer at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in Canberra, Australia.