Life skills

Living Well on What You've Got: Tips & hints for making the most of every penny (2011)

This booklet offers tips for living well and saving money at the same time.

The tips are organized by topic, including groceries and food; shopping; household expenses; fitness; health and wellness; special occasions; entertainment; transportation; and recipes.

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2014-05-22

'Talk to Your Doc' - helping adolescents make health care transitions (2010)

Evaluation and design to extend the reach

This study evaluates the effectiveness of “Talk to Your Doc” workshops presented by University of British Columbia medical students in Vancouver high schools as a volunteer outreach program since 1998.

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2014-05-14

Clear Language Driver's Guide – Cars and light trucks (2013)

Prepared by Literacy Alberta and based on the province’s official driver’s guide, this guide has been written in clear language that is easy to understand.

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2014-04-10

Money Matters Changes Lives [Video – 2:48] (2013)

Since 2011, the Money Matters program has brought volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group into community learning centres to teach numeracy and financial skills.

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2014-04-02

Adult Back to School Planner (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta website.

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2014-03-27

Can you learn how to learn for life? Components from expert learning research (2009)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, Special Issue, Article 4, 2009

The author of this paper reviews research literature on expert learners to identify three components that can promote the goal of lifelong learning.

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2014-03-24

Princess for Less (2009)

This fact sheet offers tips for saving money on clothing, hair and beauty, and fitness.

The authors say that most women are interested in looking good, and whether that interest comes naturally or is socialized is a question for anthropologists and sociologists to debate. The question they deal with is how to achieve great looks for less.

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2014-03-12

Managing Your Debt (2009)

This fact sheet is one in a series developed by Money Mentors, a not-for-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

Among the tips the authors provide are reconsidering personal budgets; refinancing or consolidating loans; borrowing from family or friends; negotiating with creditors; and declaring bankruptcy.

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2014-03-04

Opportunities Account for Youth in Care – Final Report (2013)

This document describes a project designed to test whether teaching youth in care about money management, and providing incentives for saving, would improve their financial knowledge, skills, and behaviour. The project was undertaken by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), which helps low-income earners gain financial independence through asset building, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

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2014-02-28

Living on an Income Rollercoaster (2009)

Financial planning can be a challenge for people who work seasonally, are self-employed, or rely on commission sales. In this fact sheet, the authors provide tips for maintaining financial stability in the face of variable income.

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2014-02-20

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