Financial Literacy and Money Script

A Caribbean Perspective

Authors: Sahadeo, Christine

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  • Explores the importance and golden rules of goal setting; as well as budgets, their importance and the steps necessary in creating such a plan
  • Demonstrates financial ratios and their importance when making investment decisions as well as some useful tips on being financially literate
  • Showcases the components of financial accounting as well as an introduction in the financial equation
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About this book

Since the financial crisis, everyone is more aware of the need to be financially literate. This book covers a wide range of topics and assures the reader that understanding of one’s money script and more particularly making changes (if necessary) would result in  more effective and responsible managing and  handling  of one’s financial affairs. It is a misnomer that graduates of tertiary education are financially literate or are qualified to make financial decisions. In fact, they are particularly vulnerable in making poor financial decisions as many students do not undertake courses in financial education and they therefore have limited financial knowledge. Training in financial literacy through university-based financial education programs is one method of addressing personal finances and financial stress among students. This book presents the key components of financial education designed to address the growing concerns associated with high levels of debt, abuse of credit cards, home ownership, savings and investments, risk management, and retirement. The chapters on entrepreneurship and business planning provide a roadmap for successful new ventures.  The book is an excellent resource for students, those interested in developing or enhancing their understanding of money matters and financial wellbeing, and trainers involved in financial education, counseling, and planning.

About the authors

Christine Sahadeo worked as an Audit Senior, Assistant to the Inspector of Banks, CEO/Director of Subsidiary of the  Massy Group, Minister in the Ministry of Finance for the period 2003-07. In 2008 she was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine. There she  embarked on many social programs including the  launch of  Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter (UWI), Financial Literacy: Train the Trainers, an In-Service Training program for Accounting, Auditing and Taxation Students (ISTAATS) and the Young Entrepreneurs Association of the University of the West Indies (YEA UWI) in 2012. She was the chair of a publicly quoted company and chaired companies both in the private and public sectors.



Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • A Review of Financial Literacy Initiatives in Selected Countries

    Pages 1-20

    Sahadeo, Christine

  • Attitudes and Money Scripts, Goal Setting, and Budgeting

    Pages 21-33

    Sahadeo, Christine

  • Saving and Investing

    Pages 35-56

    Sahadeo, Christine

  • Debt Management

    Pages 57-65

    Sahadeo, Christine

  • Planning for Retirement

    Pages 67-79

    Sahadeo, Christine

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77074-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08363-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Financial Literacy and Money Script
Book Subtitle
A Caribbean Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77075-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77075-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77074-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08363-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 254
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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