Financial literacy

Financial literacy a life skill – Melanie Buffel, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, BC [Video – 1:56] (2009)

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), founded in 1986, is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income earners gain economic independence through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and asset building.

This video focuses on a facilitator who teaches money skills and has been recognized by SEDI for her commitment to financial literacy.

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2013-05-22

Saving for Independent Living: Lynne Fisher, participant of SEDI's Independent Living Accounts program [Video – 3:21] (2009)

Since 1986, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) has helped low-income earners gain financial independence through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and asset building.

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2013-05-14

Saving for Independent Living: Belinda Swaby, participant of SEDI's Independent Living Accounts program [Video - 2:44] (2010)

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a Canadian nonprofit organization, founded in 1986, that helps low-income earners gain financial independence through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and asset building.

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2013-05-07

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

Saving for Independent Living - Sean Bulloch's inspirational story [Video – 4:28] (2012)

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a Canadian nonprofit organization that helps people gain financial independence through financial literacy, asset building, and entrepreneurship.

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2013-03-01

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

Supporting task-based programming related to using digital technology: Developed for Literacy and Basic Skills practitioners in Ontario - Package 1 (2012)

Includes sample tasks for using digital technology for employment and for managing money

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

This resource has been designed to support the use of digital technology in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). It features two theme areas: work using digital technology, and managing money using digital technology.

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2013-01-17

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