Financial Education

The Road to Economic Recovery: Why Girls Should Be in the Driver's Seat

Payal Dalal | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

The financial crisis in 2008 humbled many of us, as we watched banks collapse, stock markets plummet, and regulation fail. We lamented the loss of jobs, homes, and savings, yet we neglected to realise that a segment of our population was being disproportionately distressed - adolescent girls.

The Future of Finance is Looking Brighter

John Bowman | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
John Bowman

At the beginning of May, I had the opportunity to perform one of my favourite roles overseeing Education at CFA Institute - presiding over the finals of our annual Global Research Challenge. The challenge, which tests teams on their knowledge and expertise in the investment industry, brings together the regional champions from EMEA, APAC and the Americas, each of which have beaten at least a dozen qualified and committed competitors from their regions.

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.

Enough Death and Destruction Please - We Deserve Better

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

We aren't short of high profile bad news this week; violence in the Ukraine, the trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa, head-butting football managers here at home, and all manner of death and destruction all over the place.

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.'

Are You Buying Stuff Cecause of Low Self-Esteem?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Financial freedom is not a Pollyanna'ish vision of a lifestyle bereft of funds, nor is it the idea that one can easily generate sufficient passive income to fund a desired lifestyle without having to do any actual work. It is the idea that you can live without financial fear, without debt feeding your sleep with nightmare.

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.

Young People Need Help to Take Charge of Their Opportunities

David Frost CBE | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
David Frost CBE

Youth unemployment, the rent crisis and all of the other consequences of the UK's current economic difficulties are complex problems that no one measure can solve. However, good work is being done across the UK to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to cope and to prosper in life.

Technology for Good or Bad?

Dr Elizabeth Kilbey | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Elizabeth Kilbey

We often hear that today's modern world is corrupting children and technology and media alike are having a negative impact on their lives. I guess this is understandable set against a backdrop of frequent internet horror stories. However, in my mind, technology is not corrupting in itself.

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.

Would you rather be a Boomer?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

I am often asked how we dare preach saving to young people living in debt. I am asked how it is possible that the young-and-broke generation, my generation, can be asked to make even further sacrifices by saving for their future.

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.

351 Days Until Christmas

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

According to Which magazine, almost 50% of Brits funded Christmas 2012 with credit. Be it a credit card, or payday loans, which almost a million families used, there will be millions of people for whom Christmas 2012 is a 2013 problem.

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.

Why You Can't Stick to a Budget

Julia Kukiewicz | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Kukiewicz

We suck at sticking to budgets: I do, you do and so does your mum.

Bank of Mum and Dad Showing Remarkable Growth

Nigel Rayment | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK
Nigel Rayment

There's a thrusting new brand on the market. In a week when the government announced plans to scrap housing benefits for under-25s, the Prime Minister enthused about Hotel of Mum and Dad.

The Importance of Pocket Money

Dr. James Lane | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr. James Lane

Pocket money is a great way of introducing children to learn financial literacy from an early age. Giving children the opportunity to earn more money through additional chores will help children begin to understand the financial benefits that come from hard work. Furthermore, it is imperative that we also teach our children about their role as a consumer.

Teach School Kids How To Manage Money, MPs Urge

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Every child should be taught personal finance as a compulsory part of the school curriculum, a cross-party group of MPs said. After an eight-month ...