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Get Money Smart, Bahamas.

May

Financial Literacy

Get ready to learn about the language of money! Find out why financial literacy is such a big deal and how it can help you achieve your financial goals. This information provides the foundation for the rest of the program and campaign.

Financial Literacy

June

The Bahamian Economy

Find out how the Bahamian economy works and how this knowledge can benefit you…and your bank account! In this topic, we take a look at The Bahamas’ micro and macro economic landscape: What are the largest economic sectors of the country? Why are foreign reserves important? And above all, how does this impact you and your money?

The Bahamian Economy

July

Banking

The banking industry is ever evolving. Get up to speed with digital banking and protect yourself with our online safety tips. Amongst other Money Smarts, you will get to learn about the upcoming Bahamian Credit Bureau and how it may affect your borrowing habits.   

Banking

August

Personal Debt Management

Time to take control of your credit cards, car loans and mortgage payments. Learn how to manage or get out of debt, find out about different types of loans and get a clear picture of how salary deduction works. All of this and more pearls of financial wisdom to help you achieve your financial goals.

Personal Debt Management

September

insurance

Insurance – you never really need it… until you need it. Don’t wait until it’s too late to regret never having it. We’re having the uncomfortable conversation of insurance – how it protects you during the hardest, what it has to offer, its various types and the risks associated with it.

insurance

October

investments

Having trouble saving? Don’t know where to invest your money? Learn about the many options and opportunities that come along with smart money! From capital markets and pyramid schemes to crypto-currencies, after reading this segment, your financial knowledge should increase for the better.

investments

November

retirement and pension

We’ve all thought about it at some point or the other - retirement. Though we have no idea what the future holds, it’s best to start planning ahead now. In this topic, you will learn about the ins and outs of retirement plans, their risks, the national retirement program as well as private programs and their options.

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Get money smart.

 
 

Financial success is possible for everyone. The goal of the "Get Money Smart Bahamas" campaign is to help you achieve your version of financial success. Over the next several months, we'll challenge you to improve your knowledge of personal money management practices, set realistic financial goals and develop the skills and habits you'll need to achieve them.

You'll learn the language of money, find out how the Bahamian economy works, learn how to manage debt, and figure out how to save and invest your money wisely. Once you understand how to make these keys work for you, you'll be empowered to make the decisions that will help you achieve the ultimate money smart goal -  financial freedom.

Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to Get Money Smart today. 

 
 
 
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Blog

Updated every month with practical advice and easy-to-read wisdom, the Get Money Smart blog is your fast track to financial success. 

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Tools

How soon can I eliminate my debts? Rent or buy? How much will I save by increasing my mortgage payment? How long will my retirement savings last? Answer these questions and many more with our user-friendly tools. 

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Video

No time to read right now? Check out our Get Money Smart video series – updated each month with easy-to-digest nuggets of financial wisdom. 

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Glossary

This is your A to Z of financial literacy. Learn the vocabulary that will have you speaking the language of money in no time. 

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Featured Video: Get Money Smart 

Financial literacy is the knowledge you need to manage money wisely. This includes understanding the current economic environment, being aware of your financial standing , and knowing where to get the information and tools you need, when you need it. 

 
 
 
 
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Financial Freedom Certificate

 

Declare your financial freedom! Download this certificate, sign it and post it somewhere you’ll see it every day to stay focused on your goal.

 
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