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Now’s The Time To Learn MORE About Money

November 3, 2015

Want to get smarter with money? There’s no time like the present!questions-and-answers

November Is Financial Literacy Month In Canada (& I couldn’t be happier)!

Financial Literacy is all about

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 our money 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 tax before year-end? If we reduce our mortgages now while interest rates are low, we might find extra cash for our RRSP contribution in February. Maybe we can afford the winter vacation this year after all? 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, non-profits, 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 independence is a worthwhile goal at any age. Life is better and less stressful when we build enough wealth to live the way 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 real passion without regard to it’s income-earning potential?

My Promise To You… 

Q&A All Month Long, Starting NOW!

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month again this year, I’m answering all your personal finance questions. I DO promise to share my knowledge, experience and objectivity (I don’t promise that you’ll always like my answer?!). If I don’t know the answer, I’ll tell you (not fake it).

There aren’t many of us who can say that helping people learn about money is our passion!

Send me your questions using the Contact Page of this blog or email me at pgass@rogers.com. All Q&A’s will be kept strictly confidential (unless otherwise instructed).

Hope I can help you learn more about money and make a positive difference in your financial lives!

 

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.

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2 Comments
  1. Did not know there was a whole month dedicated to Financial Literacy in Canada…if there isn’t in America already there really should be! I am working on learning how to become financially independent and recently wrote a post on my blog about starting credit for others attempting to do the same. Just one question regarding your post: When you explain the world is paying more attention to their finances than ever before where are you getting the statistics/information?

    • A number of (negative)events have put personal finance into the spotlight over the last few years… Economic recessions, volatile stock markets, unemployment, high levels of consumer debt and disappearing pension plans to name a few. Many resources are now readily available to help people improve their money skills and financial health. Governments, the media, the financial industry, educational institutions and even good personal finance bloggers share information designed to educate and help people get smarter with money.

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