Financial Capability

If You Don't Know Your Numbers, You're Screwed as an Entrepreneur

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

And what is critical for future workers is equally critical for future business owners. How much more important is being a financially capable entrepreneur when there is no corporate safety net should productivity or mental health be impaired.

Why Marshmallows and Money Are the Key to Success

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Understanding the repercussions of everyday financial decisions is just the starting point for good money management. This, along with techniques such as budgeting and making the most of their income, enables students to become 'future capable.'

Financial Education Won't Solve Our Problems

Julia Kukiewicz | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Kukiewicz

Increasing our level of education is appealing on so many levels and fundamental to all of them is the thought that, while banks and economic trends are hard to tame, we can still move towards better financial wellbeing for everyone, one student at a time.

Could Star Trek Hold Some Answers?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

It was fortuitous that Star trek premiered in London on Thursday. Fortuitous because it book-ened a week which started with a tragic factory fire in Bangladesh. A factory producing cheap clothing for global brands sold internationally... today we find ourselves at a crossroads between the world we have always had and (metaphorically) the world of Kirk and Spock.

Don't Complain if You Don't Show Up...

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

What we know for sure, what we know for certain, is that destiny is in our hands as never before. We know that if knowledge is power then economic knowledge must be economic power and we are certain that those who raise their knowledge will be at a distinct advantage. Those that don't grab it will only have themselves to blame.

In an Age of Austerity is It Okay to Marry for Money?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

For many women, "should one marry for love or money" was an amusing question in our 20s but has many more shades of grey in our 30s. In financially difficult times the split in answers seems to depend on where you stand. Fiscally.

Financial Capability and its Place in the New Reality!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

New reality: get good marks that few think are credible, go to university, accumulate student debt, compete against global peers, work an average 43 hour week, rent, raise a family if you can afford it, zig-zag for 45 years through dozens of companies, retire with whatever you have managed to save, live to 81.