Self-help booklets for managing your personal finance

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

Vacation Budgeting (2009)

In this self-help guide, prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, the authors offer tips on staying within a budget while enjoying a vacation.

They have included ideas for saving money on air travel, lodging, and rental cars, as well as suggestions to help save money in advance for a planned holiday.

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2011-05-17

Surviving a Layoff: Keeping it Together When You Lose A Job (2009)

This self-help guide, prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, looks at both the practical and emotional impacts of losing a job.

The authors discuss financial strategies, including investigating eligibility for benefits and keeping up with bill payments. They also discuss strategies for finding another job and provide tips for coping with the stress of being unemployed.

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2011-05-17

Women and Money (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this guide focuses on financial matters that may particularly affect women.

The authors note that statistically, women live longer than men, earn less money, and are less secure in retirement. On the other hand, women can be great budgeters, savers and entrepreneurs.

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2011-05-13

The Wedding Planner (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, the goal of this guide is to help couples plan a memorable wedding while, at the same time, keeping the costs within reason.

The authors include suggestions for starting to save for the wedding; discussing wedding finances with parents; setting limits on the size of the wedding; and making choices about what to spend money on.

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2011-05-13

Savings and Chequing (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide is an introduction to savings and chequing accounts.

The authors use a chart to show how saving a small amount of regularly can add up to a large sum over time and describe different types of financial products for savings. They also discuss chequing accounts, electronic banking and smart cards.

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2011-05-10

Repair Your Credit (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide offers strategies for repairing the damage from a bad credit history.

The authors begin by explaining how to get a copy of your credit report and review it for accuracy. They go on to explain how long negative credit information can be reported and discuss how credit counselling will affect a credit score.

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2011-05-10

Planning Your Golden Years: A Retirement Guide (2009)

This self-help guide, prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, offers advice on planning for retirement. The authors encourage users of this guide to think about what they really want from retirement and to set realistic financial goals.

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2011-05-06

Taxes: Save Money, Solve Problems (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide focuses on saving money on taxes.

The authors include information on maintaining records for tax time and explain what steps to take if it will be difficult to pay taxes that are owed. They also include information on eligible tax deductions that are often overlooked, like charitable donations, childcare costs and certain medical expenses.

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2011-04-29

Save Energy, Save Money (2009)

This self-help guide, prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, offers tips for saving money by reducing energy consumption.

Most of the tips focus on heating and cooling a house, like turning the thermostat down at night or planting trees to shade the house.

The authors have also included a section of general tips for saving money and tracking expenditures.

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2011-04-29

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