Session: Enabling Financial Literacy
Financial literacy essentially is the possession of skills that allows people to make smart decisions with their money. As shown in the BBC Program, Money Clinic, financial planning should be a priority in families and a formal conversation between couples should not just be an argument on exceeding the budget and spending too much. In a family, the financial plan should cater to the needs to the earning member and the dependents especially the children. While savings, investment, wealth creation and debt reduction is central to a good financial plan, there is a persistent need to keep track of developments, invest early and manage your finances.
The key is constant financial learning and making the knowledge work for you. And most importantly the need of the hour is inculcating financial literacy early.
From my professional experience in tech and finance in India and the US, we believe we can understand the problems people face and can handhold them to become financially conscious and financially independent adults eventually contributing to a better and sustainable economy.
I’m Neha Misra and I’m the Co-Founder of The Fin Lit Project. I have nearly 9 years of experience in both Tech and Finance working for corporates and startups and my most recent stint was with the Long-Term stock exchange at Wall Street, New York with Zoran Perkov and Eric Ries.