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Succession Planning for Literacy and Basic Skills Agencies and Networks – Overview (2012)

This Overview is part of the Succession Planning for Literacy and Basic Skills Agencies and Networks - Toolkit, available at: http://library.copian.ca/item/8611.

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A day in the life of a frugalista [Video - 2:31] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

Amrita Singh developed the Frugalista Files website as a way of sharing her money-saving tips. In this video, she shows how to make homemade iced coffee and eco-friendly household cleaning products.

She describes her philosophy as making smart choices and simple changes to save money.

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2013-08-23

Bright ideas for back-to-school savings [Video - 3:35] (2012)

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In this video, Amrita Singh of the Frugalista Files website offers advice for saving money on school supplies, clothing, and lunches. She summarizes her tips in the acronym TASKS: Take inventory of what you have; Avoid buying snacks from the store; Shop the sales; Know how to stretch bulk buys; and Swap items.

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2013-08-15

How to host a budget-savvy holiday party [Video - 4:29] (2012)

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This brief video features Amrita Singh of the Frugalista Files website, offering tips on hosting a holiday party on a budget. She provides recipes for pizza appetizers and a festive punch, along with ideas for decorations and tips for organizing music for a party.

The Frugalista Files can be found here: http://www.frugalistafiles.ca.

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2013-08-06

Financial Literacy Participant Handbook: Module 5 – Saving (2011)

This document is part of a nine-module workshop, developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) to train front-line workers in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs. Other modules in the workshop deal with such topics as the basics of credit; banking and financial services; and budgeting.

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2013-07-02

Financial Literacy Participant Handbook: Module 3 – Budgeting (2011)

This is the third part of a nine-module workshop designed to train community workers to deliver financial literacy programs. The workshop, which can be presented over one or two days, was developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL).

Topics covered include sources of income, categories of expenses, keeping records, setting goals, and budget strategies.

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2013-06-17

Buying vs. Leasing a Car [Video 2:50] (2010)

This video tutorial is part of a series prepared to mark Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), an annual event designed to promote sound personal money management.

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2013-03-05

Understanding Credit Ratings [Video 3:55] (2010)

This video tutorial is one of a series prepared for Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), held annually to promote sound personal money management.

The host explains that there are two credit rating agencies in Canada -- Equifax and TransUnion. Each is a database of information received from creditors about individuals’ credit and payment history. Financial institutions use this information to decide whether to make a loan.

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2013-02-26

Savings [Video 4:16] (2010)

In this video, the focus is on the importance of saving for the future. The host introduces the concept of paying yourself first, which means putting money into a savings account regularly, just as you would pay a bill.

Even when money is tight, there are ways to cut expenses and save money instead. For example, buying a takeout lunch might cost about $10 a day. Bringing lunch from home could lead to a saving of $2,500 a year.

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2013-02-20

Spending Plan [Video 2:36] (2010)

This video tutorial is part of a series prepared for Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), held annually to promote sound personal money management.

In this video, the focus is on developing a spending plan. The host suggests that viewers try tracking every dollar they spend for a month. To make the task easier, they can download a monthly budget tracker from the CEWC’s website: http://www.cewc.ca.

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2013-02-13

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