Gower continue to spread the word on ‘Good Financial Habits’
Members of the Gower team have been out in the community recently as part of the company’s ‘Financial Education Programme’. The programme focuses on teaching children and young adults’ good financial habits and, in a first for the team, they presented to the 2nd Guernsey Boys’ Brigade. Gower’s Mortgage Manager, Neil Stanford who attended this very same Boys’ Brigade company as a young boy, lead the presentation and was accompanied by Paul McCormick, Associate Director who created the initiative. Ranging from ages 11 to 18, the boys were highly engaged with the presentation and particularly enjoyed the quiz halfway through run via Kahoot. Steve England from the Boys’ Brigade said, “it is so important for the boys to understand how to manage money and the sooner they can do it the better, and this talk by Gower will certainly help them with that”.
Following on from that, for the fourth year, the Gower team gave a presentation to students from The Sixth Form Centre. For the first time this talk was given to students in Year 12, to fit in with the school’s busy exam schedule. Gower Financial Advisers Luke Mapley & Robyn Bowyer-Smith presented to two groups of students separately, covering the whole year group and once again the presentation focussed on five key areas; managing debt, making a plan, and setting short, medium and long term goals for your money. The presentation features videos about money saving tips and the ever-popular quiz was as raucous as ever with such large groups.
Gower’s Paul McCormick said “We’re so pleased to be able to get out into the community to talk about starting good financial habits to young people. Whilst this talk is usually aimed at 16-18 years olds, we’ve now given different versions of this presentation to ages ranging from 11 up to adults in their 30’s. It is so important to learn these habits early, because once they’re in place they can be with you for life, and whilst money is to be enjoyed, it is never too early to learn the art of saving!”