Financial Literacy: Taking the time to learn. [The Edge Markets]

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5 September 2017 FINANCIAL LITERACY, INSIGHTS, LINKS

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The problem with millennial investors is that many of them still lack financial literacy while others tend to be overconfident when investing, says Rachel Lau, co-founder of venture capital firm RHL Ventures. These issues must be addressed so they can make more informed investment decisions.

Discover more here

 

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5 September 2017 INSIGHTS, LINKS

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With lesser earnings and savings, women must prepare for longer life expectancy.

 Unless they have a job that provides a lifetime pension income, this means women need to save more to cover more years in retirement and likely higher medical costs.

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24 August 2017 Uncategorized

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  • Almost 1 in 4 millennials said they have hid purchases from a spouse or partner.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 millennials say they have spent money budgeted for other things on themselves.
  • Unexpected spending makes it important to have a structure in place.

What else are Millennials’ big financial mistakes..? Discover more here

 

 

 

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2 May 2017 FINANCIAL LITERACY, INSIGHTS, PUBLIC WELFARE & SOCIAL SECURITY, SCHOOLS

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Researching the implications of Personal Finance and its effect on the life of young adults, TIAA Institute and GFLEC now propose the presentation of their findings.

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28 April 2017 NEWSLETTER GFLEC en

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Check out the Newsletter here .

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26 April 2017 GENDER GAP, LINKS

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W20 has started its meetings and roundtables in Berlin, Germany on April 25, 2017.

The main goal of Women20 (W20) is to promote women’s economic empowerment as an integral part of the G20 process. In a broad dialogue using digital tools, expert meetings and roundtables as well as the W20 Summit, W20 joins the global experiences of women’s civil society organizations and women’s entrepreneur associations to implement strong recommendations within the G20 negotiations.

Diversity and full participation are essential for fostering the resilient, sustainable and viable growth of stable economies and societies, whereas homogeneous systems bear risks and uncertainties.  Women’s economic empowerment is thus fundamental for a prosperous world and essential for economic growth, stable economies and social development.

In 2017, W20 will focus on the following four pillars:

Labour Market Inclusion
Increasing the labour market participation rate and the value of work traditionally done by women

Financial Inclusion
Promoting female entrepreneurship and access to finance for women

Digital Inclusion
Closing the digital gender divide

Strengthening the W20
Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the core of G20

 

Download the Agenda here .

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25 April 2017 GENDER GAP: PROJECTS AND EVENTS, INSIGHTS

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The digital report for the Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, hold in November 2016, highlights the main issues discussed in the meetings, in which Global Thinking Foundation has shared its contribution.

Click here to read the whole report.

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18 April 2017 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOUNDATION GUIDE, INSIGHTS, LINKS, PUBLIC WELFARE & SOCIAL SECURITY, RISPARMIATORI

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Fewer employers offer defined-benefit pension plans. Instead they require employees to parse byzantine literature and make life-altering choices for themselves. And more options are available than ever before.

Discover more on the topic here .

 

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14 April 2017 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOUNDATION GUIDE, GENDER GAP, INSIGHTS, LINKS, PUBLIC WELFARE & SOCIAL SECURITY, RISPARMIATORI

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Financial products are becoming ever more complex and difficult to understand, particularly for those without an M.B.A. As a result, the ill-informed who must take individual responsibility for their finances can get into long-term, and potentially very damaging, problems.

Read here for some insights.

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3 April 2017 INSIGHTS, LINKS

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Annamaria Lusardi, Founder and Academic Director of GFLEC, along with Pierre-Carl Michaud, HEC Montréal and RAND, and Olivia S. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania and National Bureau of Economic Research, addresses the concept of financial knowledge as the key determinant of wealth inequality for the Journal of Political Economy of the University of Chicago.

Journal of Political Economy, Volume 125, No 2.

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Download the entire paper here .