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Financial Literacy Month 2021

November is Financial Literacy Month, and we have some exciting content coming up to help you understand your money! Throughout November we’ll be sharing posts, videos, and hosting virtual events all designed to increase your knowledge in the world of personal finance. Here are a few things that you can expect from us all month long:

Money Minis Series

Do you know that the awards office has a twitter account? All month long we’ll be posting Money Minis, a series of short videos that cover a variety of topics from credit cards to budgeting apps to restaurant tips. Follow us to stay up to date on all the videos, as well as some other content that we think you might enjoy!

Posts

Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll be publishing posts like this that go cover different financial topics. Ever wondered what Lil’ Dicky can teach you about personal finances? What about how to build your emergency fund? You’ll learn about this and more every Tuesday and Thursday right here on the Awards and Financial Aid website.

Virtual Events

We have some exciting virtual events planned this year! All virtual events will be held on Zoom. Here are three virtual events that we’ll be hosting this month:

  • November 10 at 5:30pm: Rabbits, Credit Cards and The Joneses: A Student’s Guide to Personal Finance
    • Best-selling author Rob Brown discusses the principles of his book, including exactly what is personal finance, the habit of saving, and not keeping up with the Joneses.
    • You can register for this workshop here.
  • November 17 at 5:30pm: Budgeting for International Students 101
    • International students have different challenges when it comes to personal finance, so the awards office and International Student Services Office have teamed up to create a presentation that covers the different scholarships and employment opportunities, as well as some budgeting tips designed specifically for international students.
    • You can register for this workshop here.
  • November 25 at 5:30pm: Women’s Financial Empowerment
    • Accredited Financial Counsellor Pamela George will be discussing personal finance and specifically how to relates to women. She’ll be discussing how to stay out of debt and how to match your money to your values.
    • You can register for this workshop here.