This video from Reuters features a short story about a British economics student that is trying to spend a year living without spending any cash or using credit cards.
Applications for Education
This video could be a good discussion starter for a lesson in personal finances and spending. Students could explore the problems that a person might confront by trying to spend a year without spending any money.
On a related note I recently read a series of blog posts about trying to spend seven days without spending any money. You can read the author’s experiences here.
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