Online Budgeting Resources

Below is a list of useful and relevant online resources to help you with your budgeting:

  • Paying for Post-Secondary Education is a great resource from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) designed to educate students and parents about the available resources to help pay for university.
  • My Money Coach is a free public service offered by the non-profit organization Credit Counselling Society. This website offers a variety of free Canadian financial calculators including an intelligent student budget calculator.
  • Mint is available for online use and as a smartphone app. By connecting your bank account with Mint, you can oversee your financial accounts, create a budget based on your actual day to day spending, and set financial goals. Mint uses triple layer security and encryption that most banks do.
  • Student Budget Worksheet The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) Student Budget Worksheet is specifically designed to help students understand their expenses and income while attending a university, college or other full-time educational institution.
  • Parental Contribution Calculator This interactive tool helps parents of full-time dependent students estimate the amount of money that they should contribute to their children’s post-secondary education. The amount calculated is based on the Canada Student Loans need assessment tables and will help parents determine whether their child will be eligible to obtain a government-funded student loan.
  • Your Financial Toolkit Not just for students but a great resource nonetheless. Get better at managing your money and feel more secure in your financial future!
  • Get Smarter About Money Features information about planning and investing for many of life’s events including getting an education.  Also includes interactive tools and calculators to help you gain a better knowledge and understanding of the benefits to financial planning.

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