April 7, 2017

World Health Day – Depression. Reduce Stress, Be Debt Free and Get Financially Fit!

Today, April 7, 2017 is World Health Day. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) is leading the global campaign on depression. Depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected. Researchers have repeatedly found a clear link between mental and financial health. Poor financial health leads to poor mental health. Become financially fit and reduce your risk of anxiety and depression. How do you become financially fit? PLAN If your finances are causing you mental distress, […]
March 31, 2017

Global Money Week 2017: Learn. Save. Earn. – Getting your children involved.

In case you missed it, this year’s theme for Global Money Week (GMW) 2017 is ‘Learn. Save. Earn.’ Learn – Involves educating our children and young people within our social circles about their economic rights and responsibilities towards culturing a generation of capable adults equipped with the tools and knowledge to make wise financial and investment decisions for their future. Here’s a video to help you put things into perspective. Save: It is important for children and youth to build […]
March 29, 2017

Global Money Week 2017

Global Money Week 2017   What is Global Money Week (GMW) all about? GMW is an annual global celebration, initiated by the Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), with local and regional events and activities aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur. GMW 2017 is being celebrated this week, March 27, 2017 – 2 April 2, 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Learn. Save. Earn.’ Learn: Educating children and […]
March 21, 2017

What you need to know about Mutual Funds

At the end of 2016 the Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) or Mutual Fund market in Trinidad and Tobago collectively managed approximately $48 billion dollars. A more detailed look at the CIS market for 2016 can be viewed hereà  http://ttsec.org.tt/wp-content/uploads/CIS-Data-as-at-December-31-2016.pdf But what exactly is a Mutual Fund? A Mutual Fund is a type of Collective Investment Scheme wherein a company encourages people to pool their money into one fund. In other words, a Collective Investment Scheme is basically a fund that […]