Consumer education

Credit Worksheets (2009)

The worksheets begin with an explanation of credit and debt, including credit history and credit reporting. One worksheet deals exclusively with newcomer loans. Other worksheets explain different kinds of borrowing, like a credit card; loan; line of credit; or payday loan.

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2010-03-24

Banking Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). The worksheets cover a range of banking matters, including opening an account; cashing a government cheque; making deposits and withdrawals; direct deposit; preauthorized debits; Internet and telephone banking; banking fees; and dealing with banking problems. Each section includes step-by-step descriptions of each banking activity.

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2010-03-24

Leveraging Excellence (2010)

Charting a course of action to strengthen financial literacy in Canada

In 2009, the Government of Canada established a Task Force on Financial Literacy, made up of 13 members drawn from the business and education sectors, community organizations and academia.

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2010-03-10

All About Credit (2009)

This booklet is a self-help guide for learning about credit and debt. It covers topics like instalment credit and revolving credit; what consumers need to know about credit cards; pros and cons of using credit; and building a credit history.

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2010-03-10

Shop Smart and Save (2009)

This is one of a series of free publications on improving personal finances. It begins with an analysis of how Canadians spend their money and offers tips on monitoring individual spending to help establish a budget.

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2010-03-03

Credit in a New Country: A Guide to Credit in Canada (2009)

This is another in a series of free self-help guides prepared by Consolidated Credit Counselling Services of Canada. It is aimed at newcomers to Canada, who may be dealing with systems of borrowing that are different from those in their country of origin.

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2010-02-24

Coping with Financial Stress (2009)

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

The authors describe the physical and mental harm that financial stress can cause. They offer suggestions for coping with stress and, at the same time, improving personal finances.

The authors also explain the laws governing collection agencies and the legal protection borrowers have against harassment.

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2010-02-24

Budgeting Made Easy (2009)

This is another in a series of free self-help guides prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada. The goal of the guide is to help the user work out a successful budget and learn strategies to avoid excessive debt.

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2010-02-24

Shopping Online (2003)

This website review from CONNECT highlights how online shopping websites such as http://www.sears.ca can be used as educational tools.

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2003-07-31

Voters and Vendors (2002)

A Political Science and Economics Manual

Voters and Vendors was created with hopes that it will give learners a better understanding of the direct link between political science, economics, and their lives.

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2003-02-18

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