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Your Money. Are You in Control? Financial Literacy Month


Join personal finance journalist Rubina Ahmed-Haq during Financial Literacy Month for the free event entitled “Your Money. Are you in Control?”, taking place on Tuesday, November 13 at Bayview Yards (7 Bayview Road), from 6 to 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.

Rubina explains the major roadblocks to saving and outlines what you can do today to start being better with your money.   Rubina will discuss the key factors to being financial smart.  She will share the three steps to follow in managing your money.  Rubina is a personal finance journalist who has been covering money matters for more than 10 years.  She weighs in on money and workplace matters on CBC Radio, CBC TV and CBC News Network as well as Global News. Her goal is to get Canadians to take control of their personal finances on their own.

Registration recommended.  Drop-ins welcome.  Parking is free in the evening.  

Checkout Rubina's website for details on her work!




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