What is Financial Literacy Month?
In 2012, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed each November as Financial Literacy Month. The theme this year is “Take charge of your finances!” The goal is to encourage Carleton students to take charge of their finances by making a budget, having a savings and debt management plan and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.
November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM)
The Awards Office supports student financial literacy by teaming up with community partners to bring informative workshops and events to campus every November.
Check out what we have planned for this year:
Tuesday, November 5:
Get answers to all your questions about student loans at our repayment seminar with the National Student Loan Service Centre.
Tuesday, November 12:
Attend a budgeting workshop for international students.
Wednesday, November 13:
Rob Brown, author of Wealthing like Rabbits, will be on campus to share his engaging and informative Student’s Guide to Personal Finance. You will even receive a free copy of his book!
Monday, November 18:
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society will deliver a comprehensive financial literacy workshop geared to univeristy students. They will break down credit cards, student debt, and investing, and provide tips for buying your first car and home.
Tuesday, November 19:
The Credit Counselling Society will share advice on smart shopping, curbing impulse spending and avoiding scams and fraud.
Wednesday, November 27:
Join award-winning blogger, podcast host, and Accredited Financial Counselor Jessica Moorhouse for a talk about what she wishes she knew about work and money before graduating university.
Be sure to check out all the events!
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