Financial Education

Black History Studies believes that financial education is very important and we aim to help families become debt free and financially independent. We do this through education to make the right choices via a variety of mediums

The BHS Financial Education Awareness Campaign is a campaign to increase community awareness about the importance of financial literacy and to make financial education available to everyone regardless of their background. Where possible, financial education should be free, fun and readily available to those who seek it.

We aim to help people to have greater confidence in making financial decisions. Anyone can grasp the concepts on how to take control of their money and make the right decisions today and in the future. We believe that everyone deserves to be empowered with the right information and education when it comes to their money.

Championed by Economics Graduate and Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson, we will use social media, website articles, videos, interactive seminars and courses, large events such as The Black Market & Film Festival, financial games and much more to spread awareness.

Inspired by the commemoration of the 150th birthday of Anne Malone and the 100th anniversary of the death of Madam CJ Walker who were the first female African American Millionaires.

Why Financial Education is important?

  •  It costs an average of £22.95 per day for a couple to raise a child from birth to the age of 18.
  • For a lone parent family, the cost of raising a child comes to £27.90 per day.
  • £59,713 is the average total debt per UK household in April 2019
  • It would take 26 years and 9 months to pay off average credit card debt making only the minimum payment per month
  • £2,653 is the average credit card debt per household in April 2019
  • 350 people a day were declared insolvent or bankrupt in January to March 2019. This is equivalent to one person every 4 minutes and 7 seconds.

Source: UK money statistics from the Money Charity

Financial Education Events and Workshops

Please find below details of the upcoming Financial Education events and workshops delivered by Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson.

FREE WEBINAR: 10 Steps to Financial Success

Date: April 30, 2021

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Location: ONLINE

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For #FinancialLiteracyMonth, Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson presents ‘10 Steps To Financial Success’ on Friday 30th April 2021. 10 Steps To Financial Success will show participants how to take financial control by making educated financial decisions based on clear priorities by following 10 easy steps. This workshop covers a variety of topics including debt reduction, saving […]

FREE WEBINAR: Get the Bag: The Seven Laws of Wealth

Date: May 14, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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In the book billed as “The Bible of Financial Freedom,” George Clason shares a timeless set of principles in ‘The Richest Man In Babylon,’ published in 1926. As a series of short stories, the book teaches straightforward lessons that aim to show that the secrets to wealth building are unchanging and remain applicable throughout history. […]

The Architectural Wonders of Ancient Africa

Date: May 21, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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The Architectural Wonders of Ancient Africa Wonders of Ancient Africa is a visually stunning presentation that will showcase the old cities, temples and monuments and other creations that represent the diverse culture of Africa. Architecture is often described as the process and product of planning, designing and constructing buildings and structures in general. This webinar […]

WEBINAR: Great Women in Caribbean History

Date: May 22, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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This informative and inspirational presentation tells the story of the hidden contribution of women to the development of Caribbean. The invisibility of women in the early books on the history of the Caribbean is linked to the fact that some historians felt that women’s issues did not merit inclusion and their contributions were ignored. It […]