November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM). FLM is coordinated by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and encourages organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors to collaborate and promote the financial well-being of Canadians. At Carleton, we celebrate FLM with a variety of on-campus events, special blog posts, and social media fun – all to help students better manage their money and debt.
FLM is all about learning to take charge of your finances. Our on-campus events are curated to focus on the specific financial challenges post-secondary students face. Here are a few of the topics you can learn about this November:
- Budgeting irregular income (e.g. OSAP, scholarships, family assistance)
- Student loan repayment
- Responsible credit card use
- Traveling on a budget
- Banking products and how to protect yourself
- Balance and consumerism
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @CUawards for event reminders, money-saving tips, and weekly prizes.
Budgeting 101 with CSAS
Did you know the Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) hosts Budgeting 101 workshops throughout the year? Here’s the schedule for November:
- Nov. 7 @ 11 a.m
- Nov. 13 @ 12:30 p.m.
- Nov. 22 @ 10 a.m.
All workshops are one-hour long and are held in CSAS, located on the fourth floor of MacOdrum Library. Don’t forget to bring your student card if attending as part of the first-year seminar incentive program.
Online Resources & Blogs
Get ready to take charge of your finances. Here’s a list of our favorite online personal finance resources.
Stay tuned! Our first FLM contest will kick off on Twitter on Nov 6.