Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy in our Communities

Looking to incorporate a financial literacy program in your classroom or organization? We’d love to bring our “It’s a Money Thing” program to high schools and organizations in our communities!

Our program is completely customizable, and can be tailored to your needs. We’ll work with you to provide the presentation(s) you want and to fulfill the need of financial literacy for all those seeking that information. We can cover several topics in one visit, or we can visit several times presenting one topic per visit. How it’s incorporated is completely up to you!

We know that Financial Literacy can be seen as boring – that’s why we provide facilitators that are energetic and interactive with the audience. So, we’re not ‘old school’ and stand up in the front of the classroom and kids hear “yada, yada, yada”. We create engagement and interaction to make the best of the financial literacy topics.

Financial Literacy is important to us – we want to be part of making our next generation finance savvy.

Check out our introductory brochure here.

If you’d like to find out more on how we can partner together, contact us today.

Videos

Below you will find a sample of our videos, click on the graphic to watch the video.

Check out our Youtube Channel for our complete library!

Loan Basics

predetorylending

Before jumping at that fast-cash offer, take a moment to educate yourself about predatory lending. Then breathe, understand that you have alternatives, and make an action plan.


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The most important thing to remember is that taking out and repaying a loan is not intended to be a stressful experience—it’s intended to make large purchases or investments affordable for you. It’s easy to get sucked into horror stories about things like foreclosures and student debt, but a little knowledge and preparation will make your own loan story a lot happier and a lot less dramatic. So study up, focus on your specific needs and ask around—your perfect loan is out there!

Credit Scores

savingforretirement

 Even little changes can make a huge impact on a long-term savings goal that has decades to compound and grow. Because time is on your side, there is a lot of value in prioritizing contributions (even small ones) to your savings goals now.


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While interest rates may be low, you do have options. Start early, invest wisely and give yourself the time you need to reach your goals. And remember, you aren’t alone. Seek advice from a financial planner or stop by your friendly neighbourhood credit union branch to sit down and talk with a professional about your options.

 

 

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