Consumer education

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), simply put [Video 1:16] (2012)

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This short animated video explains the workings of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), a savings plan that allows individual Canadians to defer paying tax on money to be used for retirement.

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2013-05-31

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

Welcome to Credit Education Canada [Video 1:59] (2010)

In 2007, Credit Canada Debt Solutions and Capital One Canada teamed up to raise public awareness and educate Canadians about their finances through Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC). The week has been observed annually in November since then.

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2013-02-04

Tips About Low-Cost Bank Accounts (2012)

This brief document, prepared by the federal government’s Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), is filled with tips to help people select a low-cost bank account.

The authors begin by explaining the features of a low-cost account, which include the use of a debit card and the absence of charges for deposits. Other features, like the number of debits included in the monthly rate, can vary from one bank to another.

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2012-12-14

Money Matters: Making money make sense [Video - 2:57] (2012)

In this video, a student and an instructor at a neighbourhood learning centre explain how the Money Matters program fits into overall learning there. The program, established in 2011, sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into learning centres to teach financial skills.

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2012-11-07

Money Matters at Hutton House in London, Ontario [Video 2:27] (N.D.)

Developed in 2011, the Money Matters program sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into community learning centres to teach numeracy and financial skills.

This video focuses on the response to the program when it was presented at a centre in London, Ontario, that supports people with disabilities.

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2012-11-06

Kids want to talk about money management [Video - 3:26] (2012)

This short video is one in a series about financial literacy prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with funding from TD Bank Group and Government of Canada.

The narrator points to a recent survey showing that only one-third of youth reported that their parents talked with them regularly about financial matters. However, young people both want and need to discuss those issues with their parents.

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2012-11-01

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