August 29, 2018

Guide to Financial Independence

“I want to be financially independent.”  That’s a goal that many aspire towards, but do we really understand what that means? What does being financially independent mean to you?   According to the experts, ‘financial independence’ means having enough money to cover all your expenses, without relying on income from employment; It can be considered the moment when your investments start paying more than your expenses. But how do you attain financial independence? Here are a few things to keep […]
September 5, 2017

International Literacy Day – September 8th

Commemorated on September 8th every year, International Literacy Day, addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy in the future.  It also promotes literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies. The theme this year is “Literacy in a digital world” and we at the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission would like to encourage you to improve all areas of your life, including your access to information, knowledge management, networking and social services, […]
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 […]