September 4, 2018

Financial Resilience in the wake of a natural disaster!

Are you prepared? Our country was recently shaken by an earthquake, the likes of which most of us have never experienced. At times like these, persons become very aware that they are not fully prepared to handle such life-changing events and they promise themselves to become more resilient. At the Commission we are also concerned about our stakeholders’ financial security in the wake of natural disasters. In our outreach sessions we always advise persons to have a minimum of six […]
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 […]
April 30, 2018

May is National Investor Education Month

Theme: Invest with Confidence!   A lack of financial preparedness has huge societal costs. Financial Literacy and Investor Education are key life skills for improving individuals’ ability to better manage their money.   In Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), we have recognised that there are portions of the population who are unbanked and who are unaware of all the financial and investment options available.   The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC), as the regulator for the securities industry […]
April 13, 2018

TIPS to Build Your Nest Egg for Retirement

This Easter, many around the world will be hunting for eggs, gifting eggs, and eating lots of chocolate and candied eggs, but have you given thought to your nest egg for retirement? The sooner you start saving, the more money you will accumulate. Here are four tips to help you grow your nest egg for the years to come. 1. Set Clear Short, Medium and Long-Term Goals An important part of any strategy to save, is to have very clear […]