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Connecting to Reimagine Webinar Recordings

“Connecting to Reimagine: Live from Singapore” | November 15, 2022

In this Connecting to Reimagine Webinar Series, we discussed the upcoming Asia Pacific Financial Education Institute (APFEI), learned about new research, and explored financial education programs in the Asia Pacific region. Dame Diana Crossan, Former Retirement Commissioner of New Zealand and Chair of the GFLEC Advisory Council, moderated a conversation between Dave Fernandez, Professor of Finance and Director of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University, and Annamaria Lusardi, Founder and Academic Director of GFLEC and University Professor at The George Washington University.

“Bringing Financial Education to the Global Stage” | October 11, 2022

In this Connecting to Reimagine Webinar Series, we discuss the learnings from advocacy efforts and research as well as what’s next to make financial education a top priority internationally. Annamaria Lusardi, Founder and Academic Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), talks with Roeland Monasch, CEO of Aflatoun International, one of the voices behind the UN Transforming Education Summit’s panel Financial Literacy: A Universal 21st Century Skill.

“The Personal Finance Index 2022: What the New Data Reveal” | May 11, 2022

In this Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar, we discuss insights from the 2022 P-Fin Index report as well as the relevance of the findings for the financial industry and policy makers.

“Reimagining the Well-being of Women” | March 8, 2022

In our first Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar in 2022, we celebrate International Women’s Day with a special discussion on women and well-being. The pandemic highlighted the need to step up discussion—and action—focused on the health and well-being of people around the world. Financial well-being is an essential component of that conversation. Money-related anxiety and stress have huge repercussions on our lives. This is especially true with women, one of the most financially anxious groups, according to our research.

“The Next Level of Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Research” | November 30, 2021

In this special edition Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar, we discuss how research is the first step for creating effective solutions. Insights from leaders in the private and public sectors share how financial literacy and personal finance research have shaped decision-making. Our participants also unveiled the next bold move in the field: the launch of a new Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Research Network.

“Financial Literacy: Shaping the Future of the Field” | October 20, 2021

This special edition Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar looks at opportunities and challenges the financial literacy field will face in the years to come.

“Boosting Financial Wellness: The Role of Small and Medium-Sized Employers” | September 22, 2021

This Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar, jointly sponsored by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and GFLEC, looks at recent research findings that highlight financial insecurity among working-age adults and challenges policy makers and small and medium-sized employers to think in new ways about financial wellness benefits.

“Financial Education in School: Lessons from Portugal” | May 12, 2021

The global pandemic has underscored financial literacy’s role as a life skill. Yet evidence from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a large-scale study of 15-year-olds around the world, finds that many young people do not have the knowledge they need to successfully manage financial responsibilities. This GFLEC’s Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar series examines how Portugal is using mandatory financial education to prepare young people to make smart money decisions now and in the future.

“Forging Fearlessness: Turning Women Into Investors” Webinar, April 21, 2021

This Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar includes a discussion about the connection between women’s financial literacy and their fear of investing as well as the possible actions that can be taken by the private and public sectors to reverse this phenomenon. Women’s lack of participation in the stock market is troubling, as it means they miss a critical opportunity to grow their wealth. Preparing girls and turning women into well-informed, confident investors can help address the growing wealth gap and improve financial well-being.

 

“Rethinking the Role of Investor Protection & Education” Webinar, March 30, 2021

Around the world, financial market regulators have been watching the ways the COVID-19 outbreak is changing the investment landscape, especially at a time of increased market volatility. Lockdown and pandemic protocols have elevated the double-edged sword of technology, which enabled investment to continue virtually but has also given rise to new fraud schemes. How are regulators handling these new challenges? Just as financial markets were forced to quickly adjust amid the pandemic, the type of investor protection and investor education which is needed has also changed. The Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 series by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) examines regulatory changes currently underway and what’s ahead for investor protection and investor education as the world moves beyond the pandemic.

 

“Using Financial Education to Fight Racial Inequality” Webinar, February 24, 2021

Discrimination against Black Americans has deep and unsettlingly strong roots in the United States. Historical racism contributes to current racial inequalities and continues to foster ongoing systematic biases. COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis have disproportionately affected the Black population. Our research indicates that even before the current crisis, the financial well-being of Black Americans was comparatively low. Innovative solutions, whether they be policies or programs, must be research-based, extensive, tailored to the diverse needs and circumstances of the Black population, and evaluated for effectiveness.

 

“Debt Management and Financial Security” Webinar, January 26, 2021

Debt has emerged as a persistent—and growing—problem for individuals and families around the world, including debt carried into retirement. For many, the economic setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic have heightened already-troubling debt exposure. The fourth webinar in the Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 series by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) examines new research focused on late-in-life debt, how this trend is remaking retirement, and the role policy makers and private sector leaders can play in addressing this problem.

“Financial Fragility During the Pandemic: The Path Forward” Webinar, December 16, 2020

Financial fragility remains a chronic problem for individuals and families around the world, and its economic ramifications have been dramatically exposed by the pandemic. The Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar series examined financial fragility and what policy makers and private sector leaders can do to build financial resilience.

 

“Financial Literacy and Wellness Among Women” Webinar, November 17, 2020

The Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar series continued with a discussion of women’s financial literacy and personal finances and the policies and solutions needed to empower women as economies around the world rebuild from the current crisis. The pandemic and economic crises have widened existing inequalities, as women disproportionately suffer from financial fragility and other negative impacts of this crisis. Women face a variety of unique financial challenges, including lower lifetime income, longer life spans, and career interruptions due to child rearing and caregiving.

“Navigating Retirement Security Through a Pandemic” Webinar, October 27, 2020

The Connecting to Reimagine: Money & COVID-19 webinar series was launched with an in-depth look at the current pension crisis. In response to the economic crisis sparked by COVID-19, many policy makers around the world are allowing workers to withdraw from their retirement accounts. This policy may solve a short-term problem, but at the expense of retirement security in the long-term.

 

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