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Seeking Unbiased Info About Managing Money?

Are you looking to increase your budgeting skills? Do you want to know more about interest rates or about your credit bureau? Are you considering buying a home, but aren’t sure if it’s better to rent? We all have lots of questions when it comes to making good decisions around managing our money. But where can you turn to get sound, unbiased information to help you answer those questions?

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has created a Financial Toolkit that is a one-stop on-line hub that can help you with many of your financial needs. Whether you are just starting out, or you simply want to build on your financial knowledge, check out the FCAC website.

The Financial Toolkit was developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), Investor Education Fund (IEF) and l’Autorité des Marchés financiers (AMF). It includes 17 Learning Modules. You can start at the top and work your way through each module, or go directly to a module that interests you.

The Learning Modules include:

  • Income, Expenses and Budget
  • Banking
  • Saving
  • Attitudes toward Credit and Debt
  • Types of Credit
  • Credit Cards
  • Student Loans
  • Credit Reports and Credit Scores
  • Managing Debt
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance
  • Investing
  • Income Taxes
  • Income Taxes Quebec
  • Retirement and Pensions
  • Financial Planning
  • Fraud Protection

If you find you need more information and assistance to help you to manage your financial situation, set up an appointment with a Credit Counsellor at Carizon Family and Community Services.