About Financial Information Month 2017

Financial Information Month is a regional financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial education campaign executed in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) since 2002 through the collaborative efforts of the ECCB, ECCU member governments, financial and academic institutions, the media, other private and public sector institutions and community based groups.

The campaign incorporates a series of initiatives designed to support the goals of a financially developed and vibrant ECCU region that fosters strong and sustainable economic growth and the improved well-being of the region’s citizens.

Financial Information Month 2017

Theme - Retirement Planning: Making Your Golden Years Golden

The Concept

“The anticipated increase in longevity and resulting ageing populations is the financial equivalent of climate change,” said Michael Drexler, Head of Financial and Infrastructure Systems – World Economic Forum."

Over the past 50 years, innovation has helped to create more desirable standards of living and advancements in healthcare resulting in longer life expectancy rates in many societies. With this come many challenges including, inadequate savings and additional strain on social services. The question is: Can we afford to live longer? It is therefore critical to take pre-emptive measures to mitigate the looming adverse consequences which will affect future generations.

The theme for Financial Information Month 2017, Retirement Planning: Making Your Golden Years Golden, is geared towards sensitising the public on the realities of retirement for current and future generations of retirees and providing information on the actions they need to take now to help ensure a good quality of life during the Golden Years. The areas of focus during the month will include: savings, investment and insurance options, debt and risk management, legacy planning, cyber security, the cost of retirement, retirement benefits and health and wellness.

FIM Logo Logo Concept – Retirement Planning: Making Your Golden Years Golden

Design: The design shows human figures of increasing sizes walking along a colourful pathway which ends with a pot of golden eggs.

Message: The messages being conveyed are:



Human figures of increasing sizes walking along a colourful pathway

  • Retirement planning should start from the first day of employment and continue throughout the individual’s income earning years.
  • The raised hands of the last figure signify jubilation having come to the end of one’s working years and confidence in knowing that the time has come to reap the benefits of planning for retirement

The colour pathway – shades of life

  • Artistic interpretation of a rainbow and plays on the adage that at the end of a rainbow there is a pot of gold
  • Signifies the varying life events that one will encounter.   

Pot of golden eggs

  • There are rewards to be gained from retirement planning: ability to maintain a good standard of living; smoother transition from active working life to retirement; a sense of achievement; and financial independence
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