This week, Zogo surpassed 40,000 users — and we’ll be celebrating by featuring one of those users each week on our blog.

This week’s interview is with Victor, 38, who works as a building automation specialist and downloaded Zogo to learn more about finance as he looks toward saving for retirement. 

Hi Victor! So, why did you download Zogo? 

I just wanted to see what was out there to kind of increase my financial literacy — that’s pretty much it. I wanted to try to figure out what I’m going to need to know to retire, how to budget a little bit more.

What’s the biggest or most important lesson you’ve learned from using the app?

I would say the correlation between current events and how they affect the economy. (Those) are the big things.

Any current events in particular?

How COVID-19 has affected different things, just with the production for a lot of the products that we use, (prices) going up and things shutting down. 

Did you learn about personal finance in school at all?

Unfortunately, that wasn’t required. It’s one of those areas that I wish they would have covered. 

What is your biggest financial worry right now, at this point in your life?

That I haven’t saved enough and I’m just going to have to work until I die. (Laughs)

That’s a pretty big one! Why do you think learning about finance is important?

I would say it’s important not just for economic purposes, but also just to have a handle on things and be a responsible citizen. No matter where you live, you must get that foundation.

Is there anything else you want to tell us about your experience using Zogo so far? 

I don’t necessarily have to earn pineapples all the time! I do like the bite-sized information that’s on there… even when pineapples can’t be earned, or something like that.

So you enjoy the modules on Zogo, even without a reward?

Yeah, pretty much!

It kind of sounds like Zogo is also where you get a bit of your news, is that right?

Yeah, it’s just nice to find that correlation between what’s going on… to say ‘Oh, okay, that’s what’s happening in the world and that’s why things cost more’ — or other things like that.