Financial Literacy Guide for Trainees

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Money affects every choice we make, every aspect of our lives: from the neighborhood we’ll raise our children in to how we’ll live our years after retirement, our dreams, our everyday routine. That is why we cannot postpone becoming more competent, informed and skilled in managing them.

This Financial Literacy Guide is our contribution to the need we observe by experience and research, for more and more women to start taking control of their finances and grow professionally, creatively and socially, using money not as an end in itself, but as a valuable tool.

Our goal is not to discount women’s abilities to understand the financial information already available to them, but to acknowledge the fact that such information is not enough, taking into account the centuries of stereotypical exclusion of women from financial information and management, and financial decision-making centers. The line between the two is fine, but we like to believe that, with the necessary vigilance and constant feedback, we can walk it successfully.

This is how we will know that we have contributed in the effort to make our families, businesses, organizations and society more equal and actually inclusive.

This guide was created in the framework of the Economy Class project, which was a part of the Active citizens fund program, implemented by Women On Top. The Active citizens fund program, amounting to €12m, is financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims to strengthen the sustainability of civil society and to highlight its role in promoting democratic processes, strengthening citizens’ participation in society and defending human rights. The management of the grant of the Active citizens fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodosaki Foundation and SolidarityNow. See more: www.activecitizensfund.gr