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Set your financial goals for the New Year!

December 15, 2016 

The holidays are around the corner, and that means many of us will start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions soon. Lots of Canadians will make plans to eat healthier, exercise more, or spend more time with family. It’s important to have healthy habits, and our financial well-being is a big part of that.

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Learn about money all year long

December 5, 2016

Last month, my team and I crossed the country from east to west marking Financial Literacy Month (FLM). I saw tremendous enthusiasm in communities across Canada!

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Review your finances

November 28, 2016 

Financial literacy is about lifelong learning. Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need at every stage of life in order to make responsible financial decisions.

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Having a savings plan

November 21, 2016

Canadians aren’t saving enough.

That’s unfortunate because having money put aside for a “rainy day” fund, a child’s education or retirement can make the difference between feeling stressed and being in control of your financial situation.

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Know your rights and responsibilities

November 14, 2016

We’re lucky in Canada to have protections in place for consumers of financial products and services. Financial institutions have an obligation to provide you with key information about mortgages, loans, lines of credit, and credit cards in clear language.

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Live within your means

November 7, 2016

Financial literacy is all about getting back to basics. One way to do that is to “live within your means”. In other words, earn more than you spend so you have money to set aside as emergency savings and longer term saving goals, such as retirement savings.

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Why you should make a budget

November 1, 2016

As Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, people often ask me what they can do to improve their financial situation. I encourage everyone to make a budget.

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Financial Literacy Month is around the corner!

October 25, 2016

I am very excited to launch our new blog today, just a few days before the start of Financial Literacy Month (November)!

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