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!
Check out 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 2021 News Posts
Thursday, November 25, 2021
What is a Credit Score?
You may have heard the term credit score before, but what the heck is it? And what are the different aspects that make up a good credit score? The first thing we have to cover is the two different types of debt: Two types of debt There are two types of debt that go...
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
How Does the History of Money Connect with Marie Kondo?
It’s time to put on your time traveling hat, because we’re taking a blast to the past to learn about the history of money! Just call me Ms. Frizzle and please stay in the school bus for the entire ride. 5000 BCE We’re going back to 5000 BCE, where the most exciting thing happening...
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Money Lessons We Can Learn From Jake Peralta And His (Crushing) Debt
Always make the full payment on a credit card Credit card debt can add up quickly, especially if you’re making only the minimum payment. Credit card interest rates are often around 20%, so Jake isn’t lying when he says that it will take that long to pay off. Remember that you should never spend...
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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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!