Consumer education

Deposits and Other Charges (2009)

Canadian Language Benchmark 3/4

This document is housed on the Community Legal Education of Ontario (CLEO) server.

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2010-10-01

Buying a Home (2009)

This document, one of a series of free self-help guides prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, is aimed at first-time home buyers.

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2010-07-06

Cutting Car Costs (2009)

This is another in a series of free self-help guides prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada Inc.

The authors begin by outlining how much it costs per year to own and operate a car. They discuss how to get the best deal on financing a car; shopping around for the best rates on insurance; improving fuel consumption; and tips for maintaining the vehicle.

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2010-07-06

Budgeting 101: Your Money Guide for Getting Through School (2009)

This document, one of a series of free self-help guides prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, is aimed at young people moving on to postsecondary education.

The authors discuss the cost of education and offer suggestions for managing debt, budgeting and saving money on expenditures.

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2010-06-30

Avoiding Foreclosure (2009)

This is another in a series of free self-help guides prepared by Consolidated Credit Counselling Services of Canada Inc. The guide is aimed at those who are falling behind on mortgage payments and want to avoid losing their homes. The authors set out the options available and evaluate the relative merits of each option.

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2010-06-30

Household Hints (1993)

This booklet is divided into sections on the kitchen; laundry and cleaning; the bathroom; beauty tips; medical hints; auto tips; and useful things to keep in the house. The author includes tips for choosing produce and stocking up on cleaning supplies.

The booklet is not designated as being at a particular reading level. It is clearly written but the vocabulary is not easy and, in some instances, can be challenging.

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2010-05-21

Fraud Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). It begins by explaining what fraud is, then outlines different kinds of fraud like identity theft and scams.

The booklet includes an exercise on spotting a fraudulent email and a checklist for preventing identity theft. It also explains what to do if you become the victim of fraud.

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2010-04-20

Investments Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). It begins with a discussion of the relative risk level of guaranteed investment certificates (GICs); government or corporate bonds; mutual funds; and publicly traded stocks.

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2010-04-14

Insurance Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF).

The authors begin by explaining the principle of insurance, then go on to describe different types like property insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; health insurance; and travel insurance.

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2010-04-14

Income Tax Worksheets (2009)

The worksheets begin by explaining the concept of income tax, including what the government does with the money it collects. It also explains deductions for pensions, taxes and employment insurance.

Other topics include who pays income tax and why; papers to keep for tax time; determining marital status; filing a return; getting help with filing; and dealing with income-tax problems.

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2010-03-24

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