Doing My Part To Inspire Financial Learning
November Is Financial Literacy Month In Canada. For those of you that are not familiar with the term, Financial Literacy means having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.
Funny how we need an actual month to put the spotlight on personal finances. Shouldn’t we be watching them all year long? I suppose November makes good sense…if we get smarter this month, maybe we’ll spend less for the holidays? Or, find ways to save taxes by year-end? Maybe if we reduce our mortgages now while interest rates are low, we’ll find extra cash for our RRSP contribution in February. Or what about diverting the savings to a winter vacation? One can always hope.
The great news in the world of financial literacy is that people are paying more attention to their finances than ever before. There are many organizations to thank for that- media, governments, schools, the financial industry and more. The not so great news is that most of us can still do better at improving our financial health.
Achieving financial freedom or financial independence is a worthwhile goal to pursue at any age. Life can be more enjoyable and less stressful when we have enough money to live the life we want. More options and choices become available when we no longer need to work like a slave for our paycheque. How nice would it be to pursue your true passion without regard to it’s income-earning potential?
In celebration of Financial Literacy month in Canada, I’ve decided to step up to the plate in a different way. After all, there aren’t many of us who can say that helping people learn more about money is our passion!
Q&A All Month Long, Starting NOW
For the month of November, I will try hard to answer every personal finance question that I receive from my readers to the best of my ability. I can’t promise that you will always like the answer, but I CAN promise to share my knowledge, expertise and objectivity. If I don’t know the answer, I will tell you (not fake it). So, please send your questions and I will respond with pleasure. All Q&A’s will be kept strictly confidential (unless otherwise instructed).
Use the form from the Contact page of this blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to helping you make a positive difference in your financial lives!
P.S.- Thanks to two fellow advisors, Promod Sharma and Tricia Barry for your calls to action and for being the inspiration I needed to lend a hand!
Proud founder of this blog Let’s Talk About Money, Patricia Gass, CPA, CA, provides personal finance coaching and education to improve your money skills. Follow her on linkedin, pinterest or twitter.