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Financial Literacy Month: Invest in your financial well-being


November is Financial Literacy Month.  This year’s theme is “invest in your financial well-being”, with the goal of encouraging Canadians to take control of their finances and reduce financial stress by making a budget, and having a savings and debt reduction plan.  

Ottawa Public Library is excited to offer a talk by Rubina Ahmed-Haq, personal finance journalist, on just this theme:  

  • Your Money. Are You in Control?  November 13: Rubina explains the major roadblocks to saving and outlines steps you can take today to manage your money.  Details and registration. 

Other personal finance programs of interest!

  • Improving Income in Retirement, November 1: An overview of the income sources available to Canadians during retirement. Details and registration. 
  • Planification de la retraite avec un faible revenu, October 30: Comment tirer le meilleur parti des programmes de sécurité du revenu. Une séance présentée en français.  Détails et inscription.
  • Planning for Retirement on a Low Income, November 6:  Learn about income security programs. Details and registration. 
  • First Time Home Buyers, November 21: Join a mortgage specialist to learn about the procedure and mortgage information. Details and registration. 
  • Investing 101, November 21: Learn about bonds, stocks, mutual funds, and more. Details and registration. 
  • Retirement Planning Seminar, November 22: A look at cash flow needs, pensions, registered accounts, estate planning, and goal planning. Details and registration. 

Saved with a Click, a series offered by the National Capital FreeNet:

Explore tools and resources to help you manage your finances, on the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) website.  

Your Financial Well-beingby Jill_Biblio

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. The theme for 2018 is Investing in your financial well-being. Here are some resources to help you take charge of your own finances. Included are titles for helping everyone--parents, singles, retirees, children, teens, students with financial literacy. Many are available both in print and as e-books. Also find in the list a few DVDs and streaming videos, plus reliable websites.