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Old 01-17-2020, 09:02 PM
 
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What types of organizations or corporations would have an strong incentive to see their employees improve their economic and financial knowledge and critical skill sets?

To expand a bit further, a good understanding of economics (macro economics and micro economics), financial markets, financial knowledge, ever-changing events around us and beyond, technological advances, critical thinking, analytical skills etc.
Major banks?


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I guess like a financial literacy organization maybe.I would think banks and financial instiutiions would be good for learning about economics and that sort of thing.However i dont think a regular employer would teach a lot of financial literacy to their workers because a company would would want to keep their employees dependent on their paychecks.

I can see a job that wants a lot of knowledge of economics but not really wants to be focused on personal finance and literacy unless it was a financial education or financial literacy company.Thats just the impression i get from things i have read but i could be wrong.Those are just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:43 PM
 
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@C24L,

"I guess like a financial literacy organization maybe.I would think banks and financial instiutiions would be good for learning about economics and that sort of thing."
I agree.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:57 AM
 
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You could always study and take the (3 level) CFA exam.

https://www.cfainstitute.org/programs/cfa

Read this before you sign up. >50% failure rate on levels 1&2. They are tough for a reason.
https://news.efinancialcareers.com/u...fail-cfa-exams


Really depends on your goals / objectives. There are many paths to follow, and plenty to get you lost.

Are you looking at investing, research, financial controls (reporting requirements), taxation, planning, banking, macro or micro economics, legislation, international, career or hobby? Need certifications?

For general info there is a lot of daily content on financial radio. +/-
I did the self study "Fools School" back before Motley Fool became commercialized. Many brokerages and institutions have free web based courses and weekly webinars. Places like Tasty Trade and Seeking Alpha have daily briefings. (Trading). I get the weekly Fear and Greed review.

Wall Street Week (NPR) money talk, .... Bogleheads wiki. ....

Endless sources.

Enjoy the journey.

Give us your primary objectives, time frame, background (experience) and we can direct you to the most beneficial direction for expedient results.
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:13 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What types of organizations or corporations would have an strong incentive to see their employees improve their economic and financial knowledge and critical skill sets?

To expand a bit further, a good understanding of economics (macro economics and micro economics), financial markets, financial knowledge, ever-changing events around us and beyond, technological advances, critical thinking, analytical skills etc.
Major banks?


Thanks.
Banks can be pretty watered down (specialized positions).

Smaller operations and those managing vast 401k / retirement plans, endowments...

I know this operation takes financial literacy and accountability quite serious, as will similar high net worth investment firms.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Investment. (formerly BGI.... Bill Gates Investments). Managing $80b for a very narrow client base (Gates / B&M Gates Foundation / and Buffet gifting)

There are many similar operations doing this work worldwide. Many in Non- Profit sector.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:39 PM
 
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@StealthRabbit,


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Smaller operations and those managing vast 401k / retirement plans, endowments...

I know this operation takes financial literacy and accountability quite serious, as will similar high net worth investment firms.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Investment. (formerly BGI.... Bill Gates Investments). Managing $80b for a very narrow client base (Gates / B&M Gates Foundation / and Buffet gifting)
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Is there any specific association that these operations / companies / or organizations are members of ?


Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:18 AM
 
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At a high level, the world economic forum, held in Davos annually, has 1000 member companies.
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:29 PM
 
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https://y4y.ed.gov/financial-literacy-for-all Government programs


Junior Achievement is a nice foundation that excels at getting businesses to send professionals to schools to teach finance lesson plans once a month. They also offer the lessons for home schooling



https://www.juniorachievement.org/we...ement-save-usa
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:05 PM
 
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@foodyum and @artilery77, thank you for your input.
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