Think twice – harnessing the impulse purchase instinct

“Wow…it looks so nice”. “What a great discount”. “I must buy this one”. Such thoughts frequently pass through our mind. These feelings are normal and shared by many. As consumers we find novel products very tempting. The possibility of buying an item less than the original listed price is equally appealing. The pressure to follow…

Managing your credit card Money Matters and the Family – Part 8 – Video 4

This is one of the videos ĠEMMA produced with the Central Bank of Malta in our money matters and the family. Let me introduce the ĠEMMA family.  I am Tony.  I am Maria’s husband.  I work as a manager in a large business in the services industry.  My wife, Maria, is 40 years old and…

The importance of knowing your money personality Money Matters and the Family – Part 7

It is essential to understand your and your spouse’s “money personality,” as we all have a unique way how we think about money — often shaped by how we were raised as a child. And our life experiences can cause us to feel specific patterns when it comes to spending or falls into certain habits.…

ĠEMMA on PRIME TIME

ĠEMMA, the Government initiative within the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights and the popular PRIME TIME programme have teamed together to exhibit in a creative style the educational work that ĠEMMA has been implementing on financial capability. These short televised sessions conducted by the renowned Owen Bonnici will be…

ĠEMMA in April’s Sagħtar Issue: Learning to Count Money

ĠEMMA has once again participated in Sagħtar. In the April issue (https://saghtar.org.mt/edizzjonijiet-godda-tas-saghtar-2020-2021/) ĠEMMA’s article was directed towards showing young kids how money is counted. The article introduces and explains the Euro coins and notes used and shows how coins, notes, and notes and coins are to be counted. You can follow the article with you…