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You’re never too young to start saving for retirement: Why young adults should start saving from their first job


Mar 25, 2024

World Money Week is celebrated from March 18 to 24 this year and will include various activities in Croatia. The Croatian Association of Banks (HUB) is organizing a rich program and workshops that will extend throughout the year. In collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), they are conducting an education program called “Finance for New Generations,” targeted at young entrepreneurs, teachers, and high school students. This program aims to enhance financial literacy among young people and motivate young entrepreneurs who are just starting their careers.

The program for students and teachers will reach about 500 professors and 17,000 students over two years. A digital manual called “My Money, My Job, My Future” will be used for education. Workshops and educational content will be conducted by Štedopis, led by Marina Ralašić, to promote financial awareness. Concurrently, workshops for young entrepreneurs titled “I’m My Own Boss” will be organized in partnership with entrepreneur Kristina Ercegović and the mojnovac.hr portal. These workshops, comprising 13 modules, will provide participants with essential knowledge and tools for success in the entrepreneurial world.

The workshops will be recorded and shared on HUB’s YouTube channel for accessibility to all interested entrepreneurs. These initiatives underscore the importance of cultivating a healthy money mindset from a young age. Marina Ralašić, the manager of Štedopis, emphasizes the significance of these programs in fostering financial literacy among youth.

Štedopis, established in 2015, is an organization dedicated to teaching young people about money management and entrepreneurship. They have formulated various publications, conducted research, and executed projects to enhance financial literacy among children and youth. They are currently developing new content for secondary schools, consisting of a textbook for students and a manual for teachers called “My Money, My Job, My Future.”

The new online textbook will cover essential topics like personal finance, economics, career development, and sustainable consumption. Additionally, Štedopis will organize workshops and competitions to engage high school students and teachers in promoting financial awareness. Given the changing financial habits among teenagers, these programs play a crucial role in educating young people about responsible money management and savings, preparing them for a financially secure future.

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