Financial literacy

Your Financial Toolkit: Helping Canadians Build Financial Literacy [Video 2:47] (2012)

This short video introduces a financial toolkit designed to help people become more confident about managing their finances.

The toolkit is written in clear language, and is available in English or French either online or in a printed format. It contains basic financial information, along with worksheets, quizzes, checklists, and other tools.

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2013-10-09

Understanding Your Credit Report and Credit Score (2012)

Credit reporting agencies track how individuals use credit cards and loans, and how they pay their bills, then use this information to create each person’s credit report and credit score. Lenders use these reports to decide whether they will lend someone money, and how much they will charge that person to borrow.

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2013-10-09

Dealing with Debt – Finding the Right Credit Counselling Agency (2009)

This fact sheet, aimed at people who are facing problems with debt repayment, is one of a series prepared by Money Mentors, a non-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

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2013-10-07

Dealing with Debt – Roll Down Your Debts (2009)

Many people budget a certain amount each month for the repayment of debts, but are puzzled that their debt load doesn’t decrease as quickly as they had expected. In this brief document, the authors present a strategy that won’t cost any more per month, but allows an individual to see real progress in debt reduction.

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2013-10-04

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 1: Interview with Dr. Rick Miner, Colleges Ontario; Joy Fielding, author, Good Reads; and ABC Life Literacy Canada president Margaret Eaton [Audio 20:00] (2010)

This is the debut episode of Life Literacy Radio, an audio podcast launched by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 2010.

The episode begins with an interview with Margaret Eaton, the former president of ABC Life Literacy Canada, discussing the importance of financial literacy and lifelong learning.

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2013-10-01

How to make a will [Video - 2:19] (2011)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters. Here, the focus is on the importance of having an up-to-date will.

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2013-09-25

What's the risk of a global recession? [Video - 7:22] (2011)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer with Sun Life Global Investments, recorded in November 2011.

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2013-09-24

How should our schools teach kids about money? [Video - 4:14] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video, part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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2013-09-23

How should we teach our kids about money? [Video - 6:01] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

He points out that teaching children about money is an ongoing process, not a single lesson. The first step is simply begin a dialogue about the issue.

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2013-09-18

Smart ways to cover the cost of university [Video - 1:18] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is one in a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters.

Here, the focus is on covering the cost of a child’s postsecondary education. The narrator points out that for a child born in 2010, the cost of a four-year university degree is estimated to be only slightly less than $100,000.

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2013-09-17

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