Welcome to the Carleton Financial Literacy Month home page! The Government of Canada introduced November as Financial Literacy Month as a way to help Canadians increase their financial strength. We use this as an opportunity to help you build a strong financial background for your time at Carleton and beyond!
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We’ve got daily videos coming your way this year! Every weekday in November you’ll find a brand new video on our YouTube channel about personal finance (we’ve even got a Hot Ones style video coming out). Check out a sample below, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to never miss an upload!
You can watch some of our past virtual presentations for FLM, including presentations done by Canadian best-selling personal finance author Rob Brown and accredited financial planner Pamela George:
Rabbits, Credit Cards and The Joneses: A Student’s Guide to Personal Finance with Rob Brown
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.
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.
Women’s Financial Empowerment
Accredited Financial Counselor 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.
Financial Literacy Month News Posts
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Budget Recipe: Lynn’s Favourite Lemon Pasta Recipe
A little bit about Lynn Carleton isn't home to just students from Ontario; we have many students that come to Carleton from all over the country! Lynn is here to help with the students that apply for government financial aid from other provinces throughout Canada. From BC to PEI, Lynn is around if you...
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Budget Recipe: Sue’s Creamy Broccoli Pasta
A little bit about Sue Sue is one of the Financial Aid Administrators in our office and has been here for 25 years! She helps process OSAP applications when students apply, and is around if students have questions about their funding. She found this recipe when being a #FellowKid and watching reels on Instagram....
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Budget Recipes: Tara’s Souped up Ramen
Welcome to the first budget recipe of Financial Literacy Month 2023! Every week we're releasing a different budget recipe from different team members in our office. Make sure to send us a tweet (yes we're still calling it that) if you tried any of the recipes! And we promise that our recipes will not...
Rob Brown, Canadian best-selling author of the personal finance book Wealthing like Rabbits, created a series of short videos covering a variety of topics from credit cards to restaurant spending. Check out a sample here:
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— CU Awards Office (@CUAwards) November 19, 2021
Want to see more? Check out the whole video series on our Twitter page. And while you’re there, drop us a follow for updates on personal finance, OSAP, and virtual events!