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.

WEBINAR: Sisters in the Struggle – Women of the Bus Boycott

Date: March 2, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Online
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When people think about women who participated in Bus Boycotts in America, most will automatically point to Rosa Parks. While Rosa Parks were integral to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement in America, there are many unrecognised women who contributed to the desegregation of the transport systems in America. This webinar by […]

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FREE Webinar: Financial Commandments of Money Management

Date: March 3, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Online
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Financial-Commandments

In this FREE webinar, we will assess the value of financial education, by drawing from Christian theology, especially The Bible, as well as from financial literacy and practice. There are Biblical financial lessons that can be applied to modern life. So with that in mind, we will explore as well as discuss the ten Financial […]

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FREE Webinar: Financially Savvy Sistas: How to be Financially Intelligent with Money

Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Online
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FINANCIALLY SAVVY SISTERS

Join Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson as she presents ‘Financially Savvy Sistas – How to be Financially Intelligent with Money’ on Wednesday 6th March 2024.Women need to be smarter about money and money matters. This presentation aims to empower women to gain control over their lives through financial education so that they can handle their finances from […]

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FREE WEBINAR – Dying to Know: End of Life & Funeral Planning

Date: March 13, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Online
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson, Maxine Mitchell Edgar of Bronze Ash Funerals presents ‘Dying to Know: End of Life & Funeral Planning’ Webinar on Wednesday 13th March 2024 at 18:30 GMT. In this informative, thought-provoking, humorous but life-changing webinar, we will talk about activities concerning death and funeral planning. We will discuss: […]

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WEBINAR: Great Black Women in Caribbean History

Date: March 16, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Online
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This informative and inspirational webinar tells the story of the hidden contribution of women to the development of Caribbean. The invisibility of Black 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. […]

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