Financial knowledge is an important component of financial literacy for individuals, to help them compare financial products and services and make appropriate, well-informed financial decisions. This part of the research assesses the extent of Maltese and Gozitans’ basic knowledge of financial concepts, and the ability to apply numeracy skills in a financial context, ensures that…Details
Beyond the long list of costs related to buying a home, maintaining a home costs money, too. In this section, you’ll find information about the types of essential expenses you will need to budget for. Mortgage Payments This will be one of your biggest on-going expenses. Speak with your bank about automatically deducting your mortgage…Details
The Start of a Two Year Retirement and Financial Capability Campaign Co-Financed by the European Social Fund
The Retirement and Financial Capability Group within the Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights, and Social Solidarity launches a two year communication and awareness campaign on financial capability that is co-financed under the European Social Fund programme – Project 2.63: Knowledge, Training, Communications and Supports Measures in Support of Vulnerable Groups. The campaign is designed…Details
This part of the research looks at how Maltese and Gozitans have set goals and whether they have made plans for their retirement.
Targeted towards families having an annual income from a gainful occupation and with children below 23 years of age living within their household. The benefit of this initiative is to encourage the unemployed to join the workforce as well as assists the following categories: single parents in employment who earn more than €6,600 and less…Details
This part of the research looks at whether Maltese and Gozitans experienced a situation when their income does not quite cover their living costs and the strategies they used to meet such a shortfall.
The right time to move out of home is different for everyone. Some people leave as soon as they are able, others might wait until they’ve saved enough money to buy their own place. Before you move out, create a budget to help you work out your moving costs and your new living expenses. You…Details
Remarrying or living with a new partner or spouse often involves adjusting to a different financial relationship. Accommodating changed money roles and personalities may require breaking old patterns and adopting new ones. There are typical issues that arise with any newly married couple such as when to spend versus save, how much debt is too…Details
Actions and behaviour of Maltese and Gozitan persons are what ultimately shape their financial situation and wellbeing, in both the short and longer-term. Some types of behaviour, such as putting off bill payment, failing to plan future expenditures or choosing financial products without shopping around, may impact negatively on an individual’s financial situation and well-being. …Details