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!
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
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
You’ve probably heard of the importance of having an emergency fund. ‘Have an emergency fund’, they said. ‘It’ll be fun’, they said. Well maybe nobody has said that, but that doesn’t take away from the importance of having one, even as a student. Why do I need an emergency fund as a student? Having...
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Random Facts About Squirrels that Explain Investment Tips
There are 22 types of squirrels in Canada In fact, there are about 285 species of squirrels around the world. This makes squirrels one of the most diverse mammals found in the modern era. And when you're investing, you want to be a squirrel collector: you want to have diversity. Suppose you have a...
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!