Olga Miler had a dream job at a major Swiss bank. But she wanted more: two years ago, she set up her own business and has been running her own company ever since. Money is still the focus, but Miler stands for more than just profit. We talked to the entrepreneur about how financial education can make people happier and the world a better place.
Ms. Miler, you want to explain to as many people as possible how the financial world works. Why is that so important to you?
People don’t know enough about money. It would be essential to understand the basics of this world. Only those who understand the financial world can plan efficiently for their old age and achieve their own goals. A study impressively shows how much there is still to learn in this country: When young Swiss people save for a house, their money usually stays in a savings account – not because they consciously decide to do so, but because they don’t know the alternatives. This is a missed opportunity, because money in a savings account can’t do much and doesn’t work for you. Those who invest their assets, on the other hand, often get the money they need to buy a house more quickly. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to teach people more about money, and to do it in an entertaining way. It’s incredibly fun for me; I wouldn’t want to do anything else.