Good reads – our curated news review of the month September 2021

Oct 1, 2021

This month, all signs point to change: a new generation is growing up that talks openly about money and financial investments. This is not the only reason why alternative means of financing such as crowdfunding are becoming more and more popular. For this trend to continue, however, the new government should rethink the issue of financial education in schools and develop a new understanding of the concerns and challenges of entrepreneurs.

Here we go:

"People don't talk about money" – for a long time this credo was true for many people in Germany. But a new study by Postbank shows that a large part of the young generation has no problem talking about their income and is open about the topic of investing money. (article in German)

Social acceptance of the alternative form of financing crowdfunding is growing – this is shown by the current Crowdfunding Barometer. Not only the awareness of crowdfunding is developing positively, but also the understanding and participation of investors. (article in German)

In Germany, more than 7 million people are over-indebted. Sometimes this is due to a lack of knowledge about finances and old-age provision. The German Institute for Old Age Provision is therefore calling for a rethink in schools: Financial education must become an integral part of curricula and teacher training. (article in German)

The German elections are over. Solo self-employed and entrepreneurs would like to see less bureaucracy, modernised tax advice and simplified accounting from the new government. (article in German)

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