2012

Common mistakes people make in RRSP season [Video - 3:07] (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 Jonathan Chevreau, personal finance columnist for the Financial Post newspaper.

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2013-09-12

Term insurance, simply put [Video - 0:56] (2012)

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

This brief video, part of a series exploring a variety of financial issues, explains the concept of term life insurance.

The narrator explains that with term life insurance, coverage is in place for a specific period of time. It provides a fixed annual payment for a given number of years.

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2013-09-11

Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments: Framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (2012)

This document is housed on the OECD server.

It describes the development of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international assessment of adult skills, managed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2013-09-10

Child Care Worker: Preparation for Certification Program - A Journey to the Future (2012)

Presentation by PALN Project Team April 18, 2012

This presentation outlines a program developed by the Prince Albert Literacy Network (PALN) in Saskatchewan to help adults with low literacy skills prepare for careers in child care.

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2013-09-09

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), simply put [Video - 1:13] (2012)

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This video is one in a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters. Here, the focus is on saving for a child’s postsecondary education with a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). Income earned in an RRSP is not taxed until it is withdrawn.

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2013-09-06

Should you pay down debt or save for your retirement? [Video - 3:13] (2012)

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This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Jonathan Chevreau, personal finance columnist for the Financial Post newspaper.

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2013-09-03

What to pack: Tips from a globe-trotting traveller [Video- 2:40] (2012)

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Alicia Taggio is a social media specialist whose website My Life Untethered describes her travels. In this short video, she offers tips for packing for a trip.

Some of her advice deals with classic issues, like choosing luggage and maximizing space in a suitcase.

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2013-08-30

Planning for Retirement on a Low Income: A background paper on retirement financial planning for Canadians with very low incomes (2012)

The purpose of this paper is to educate people who help low-income adults plan for their financial future. It is aimed at financial planners; staff of banks and other institutions; financial writers and broadcasters; community agencies that run tax clinics for low-income people; organizations that design and provide training in financial literacy; and friends and family of low-income people.

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2013-08-29

Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set Y: Averages (2012)

The Basics is a video series, developed by Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) and containing 50 videos that cover 25 numeracy topics. WEM has also developed a series of 25 workbooks to accompany the video series, and provide learners with more opportunities to practise the math skills they are learning.

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2013-08-28

National Adult Literacy Database Inc. – 2011-2012 Annual Report: Shifting gears... (2012)

This annual report from the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) looks back on a year of change for the organization.

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2013-08-23

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