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Lunch and Learn: A financial literacy discussion

Chairperson of FEN, Mrs Karia J. Christopher said, Women and Money and Financial Abuse are the hot topics that will be discussed during the lunchtime session. Photo: VINO/File
Lunch and Learn: A financial literacy discussion. Photo: GIS
Lunch and Learn: A financial literacy discussion. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A better quality of life is possible with the right knowledge of money and finances, the premise for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Financial Education Network (FEN), geared towards helping women improve their financial savvy to be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The activity was announced by the Government Information Service in a Press Release dated, November 12, 2018, which quoted newly established Chairperson of FEN, Mrs Karia J. Christopher saying, “Women and Money and Financial Abuse are the hot topics that will be discussed during the lunchtime session.

Transformative Information Exchange

 The topics are timely and need to be discussed openly if “we are to see any change in the lives of the women in our community,” She added,

According to Ms Christopher, “the transformative information exchange will also help shape a new mind-set for making wiser financial decisions.”

Under the umbrella of ‘Financial Abuse’ there will be dialogue on hindered access, theft, threats, intimidation, neglect of elderly or others to access or control their money and assets; and abuse of Powers of Attorney.

Women and Money

On the topic of ‘Women and Money’ discussions will focus on how women manage their money in the midst of priorities such as securing comfortable housing for family, assisting aging parents and other family members, contributing to charitable causes, and maintaining acceptable cosmetic upkeep.

According to the GIS release, professionals in law, finance, social and gender affairs will be on hand to answer questions and give advice about how to better handle matters related to these topics.

Vice-Chairperson of FEN, Ms Desiree Smith said, “a less stressful life is possible when you know that you have taken the right steps towards preserving your retirement wealth; something which is best achieved through effective financial literacy programmes about money and finances.”

There will be a live stream of this session on Facebook @MoneyMattersBVI.

The public is encouraged to tune in and join in the conversation, and receive ideas that can help steer them in a more financially responsible direction.

The Lunch & Learn event is sponsored by National Bank of the Virgin Islands and Popular Inc.

1 Response to “Lunch and Learn: A financial literacy discussion”

  • Person (14/11/2018, 10:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's so funny how we have person's as leaders who we think are great but funny how we learn things. Anyone remember the movie "BRING IT ON", its so funny that ideas from away can be seen as your own when others have no idea that you are using theirs to make your own. WOW


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