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Money-saving Martin Lewis is a man on a mission. Two years ago he launched a parliamentary campaign to make financial education compulsory. Today, he is still campaigning for a change to the curriculum that would force schools into teaching the calculation of an APR alongside algebra. “I’m locked in a vicious circle,” he explains. “The Government says it doesn’t need to put it on to the curriculum for schools to teach it, and the head teachers say they won’t teach it unless it is there. I want them to know that I am not going away until it is.” Since Lewis first started work on his campaign for financial education, two major things have happened in his life. First, he sold Moneysavingexpert, his website for savvy savers, to Moneysupermarket for a life-changing £87 million. Secondly, he became a father to Sapphire, now nearly two months old. Both of these occurrences have only strengthened his resolve to teach the nation’s children about personal finance. A large proportion of his £10 million charity fund will go towards funding the project, while he also pledges to get the subject into the classroom “before my little girl starts school”. “It’s not about her – my knowledge of personal finance will ensure that she knows so much more about money than other children her age,” he explains. “That’s part of the problem – some parents will be great at teaching their children about money, but others won’t. Lack of financial education perpetuates financial injustice.” More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/9752033/Martin-Lewis-My-mission-to-teach-children-finance.html