BCR launches the first Financial mindfulness program in Romania

Mihai Cristea 10/11/2020 | 16:14

BCR launches the program „Financial mindfulness: how to improve your relationship with money. Financial education program in 21 steps” (Mindfulness financiar: cum să-ți îmbunătățești relația cu banii. Program de educație financiară în 21 de pași). Created in collaboration with psychotherapist Gáspár György and structured in 21 easy-to-follow steps, the program is the first of its kind in Romania. With the help of this program, those who go through it will understand how they can develop a more conscious and balanced financial behavior.

 

„Alongside BCR, we created a program of self-knowledge and financial development, meant to heal our relationship with money and increase our dividends of happiness. The 21 steps, which consist of a series of concrete actions, can guide us in achieving financial goals and recognizing that money is only a means to navigate in life, and not the final destination”, says psychotherapist Gáspár György.

The program consists of 21 daily steps, designed in the form of lessons that provide information meant to familiarize those who approach the topic, but also practical exercises for a better understanding of the subject presented. Mindfulness refers to the state of conscious presence, focusing attention on the present moment, intentionally, and eliminating critical judgment. Applied in the management of our relationship with money, it allows us to gain a better understanding of our actions and thoughts, but also develop skills that lead to smart financial choices.

 

Topics in the program include:

  • Financial typologies;
  • Money and shame;
  • Emotional shopping;
  • The link between generosity and financial well-being;
  • The link between savings and empathy.

 

The program is part of the project Money School (Școala de Bani), launched four years ago, through which BCR supports financial education in Romania, both among adults and children. Starting November, the website www.scoaladebani.ro has a new and improved interface, meant to facilitate access to information, exercises and useful tips for all those who want to develop their financial intelligence.

„How can we develop a healthy relationship with money? What is a conscious attitude when it comes to your finances? How can you be smarter financially and at the same time anchored in the present? These are questions that many of us have asked ourselves, especially during this period. And because we always want to offer answers, we decided to combine BCR’s experience in finance with psychologist Gáspár Györgys experience in mindfulness and launch a unique program in Romania: Financial mindfulness: A financial education program in 21 steps“, said Nicoleta Deliu-Pașol, coordinator of the BCR Money School project.

The Financial Mindfulness program can be accessed free of charge by anyone on the page www.scoaladebani.ro, by simply creating an account on the site. When they finish the program, participants will receive a diploma for attending and have the opportunity to participate in an individual financial education lesson, with one of the Money School teachers.

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