Consumer education

Financial Literacy Week 2011: Money Myths with Gail Vaz-Oxlade [Video - 3:19] (2011)

Money Myths and the truth behind them

This short video is one in a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada to mark the inaugural Financial Literacy Week, observed from October 30 to November 5, 2011. The videos feature Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a financial writer and television personality who serves as ambassador for Financial Literacy Week.

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2011-11-18

Financial Literacy Week 2011: Can you hear me? with Gail Vaz-Oxlade [Video - 2:08] (2011)

How to open up when talking about money issues

This brief video is one in a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada to mark the inaugural Financial Literacy Week, observed from October 30 to November 5, 2011.

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2011-11-10

Financial Literacy Week 2011: Plan for a 'Grade A' future with Gail Vaz-Oxlade [Video - 1:47] (2011)

Saving for your children's education

This short video features Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a financial writer and television personality, encouraging parents to save for their children’s postsecondary education.

She urges parents to open Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) because the federal government will also contribute to them. Even a small amount deposited every month will help a student avoid incurring huge debts to finance a university education.

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2011-11-10

Financial Literacy Week 2011: Money Mistakes with Gail Vaz-Oxlade [Video - 1:47] (2011)

Mistakes Canadians make when managing their finances

This brief video is one of a series featuring Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a financial writer and television personality, who discusses a variety of money-related issues.

In this video, she explains that the biggest money mistake is not making a plan and the first step in making a plan is figuring out where the money is going now.

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2011-11-04

Financial Literacy Week 2011: Steps to Confidence with Gail Vaz-Oxlade [Video - 1:49] (2011)

Steps Canadians can take to feel more confident when dealing with money

This short video is one in a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada to mark the inaugural Financial Literacy Week, observed from October 30 to November 5, 2011. The videos feature Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a financial writer and television personality who serves as ambassador for Financial Literacy Week.

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2011-11-04

A passion for financial literacy [Video - 2:39] (2008)

This video, about two and a half minutes long, features a youth counsellor explaining how financial literacy can help young people improve their chances of finding work and achieving their dreams.

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2011-07-22

SEDI Submission to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

This document outlines a submission to the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy made by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), a charitable organization that works with community groups nationwide to help low-income people become self-sufficient through financial literacy; savings and asset building; and entrepreneurship.

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2011-06-21

Budgeting and Saving Tips (2010)

The authors have provided basic tips for developing a workable budget, beginning by tracking all expenditures for a month, including rent or mortgage payments, basic groceries, and transportation.

From there, they encourage the user to look closely at expenses to determine whether they really are essential or whether they could be reduced or eliminated.

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2011-06-07

Talking Money With Your Kids (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this booklet gives parents tips for helping their children develop sound skills for managing money.

The authors include information on allowances; teaching children about credit; encouraging children to earn their own money; and setting financial goals.

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2011-06-07

Information Sheet - Ways to Borrow Money (2010)

The authors of this brief document explain, in chart form, a variety of different means of borrowing money and offer some advice on the costs of each one.

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2011-06-03

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