Consumer education

Divorce and your credit (2009)

This self-help guide, one of a series prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, focuses on protecting your credit rating and financial assets when a marriage breaks down.

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2011-04-08

Fill Up Your Piggy (2008)

A guide to managing your money

This document, prepared by Ontario-based Credit Canada, includes a variety of information about basic money management.

The authors have included tips for avoiding overspending; tracking expenses; using credit wisely; and setting a budget. One section provides ideas for making household cleaners and beauty treatments from products found around the house.

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2011-03-11

More For Your Money Booklet (2008)

A guide to managing your money

This document has been prepared by Credit Canada, a non-profit organization that helps people develop their financial management skills.

The authors have included sections on setting financial goals for both the short and long term; tracking expenses; establishing a budget; and using credit wisely.

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2011-03-08

Couples and money (2009)

his document contains a variety of articles about financial issues of concern to couples in all stages of a relationship, from first date to retirement.

Among the topics covered are ideas for cheap dates; tips for discussing finances with a partner; getting married without spending a fortune; setting up a household budget; and planning for retirement.

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2011-03-08

Monthly Budget Tracker (2006)

Expense Guide

This document has been prepared by Credit Canada, an Ontario-based non-profit organization that helps people learn to manage their money.

The document includes charts with spaces for recording spending every day of the week, every week for a month. At the end of the month, the information collected can be used to help establish a budget.

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2011-03-04

Canadians and Their Money (2010)

Building a brighter financial future

This is the final report of the Task Force on Financial Literacy, established in 2009 by the Government of Canada to consult with individuals and organizations across the country on how best to address the gaps in Canadians’ financial knowledge.

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2011-02-25

Essential Skills for Personal Success (2010)

Practitioner Guidelines

This practitioner resource introduces the “Essential Skills for Personal Success!” curriculum, developed by Literacy Network Northeast, based in Timmins, Ontario.

The curriculum is divided into four modules that deal with managing basic needs; improving and maintaining health; handling personal issues and relationships; and participating fully as members of the community.

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2011-02-15

Presentation to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

This is a presentation made to the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy by Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL). The authors describe the cost to society of low literacy skills and provide information on literacy levels in Canada’s provinces and territories.

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2011-02-01

Stretch Your Dollars: Budgeting Basics (2009)

This document was developed by Money Mentors, a not-for-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

Using clear language and examples, the authors provide information on establishing a budget, tracking expenses, and using credit effectively. They have included worksheets to help with budgeting; information about agencies that can help those in need; and tips for reducing expenses.

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2011-01-04

Refinancing (2009)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by Money Mentors, a non-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

The authors explain what refinancing a loan means and list the kinds of loans that can be refinanced. They discuss factors to consider when refinancing a loan and suggest other options when refinancing isn’t possible.

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2010-12-22

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