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GED Graduating Class of 2013

Financial literacy workshops to be held in coming months

Miramichi Adult Learning Inc. (MALI) in partnership with Department of Post Secondary Education Training and Labour will be offering Financial Literacy workshops. The workshop, which are open to the public and to MALI students, will cover the following topics:

* Exploring our Relationship with Money
* Income and Basics of Tax
* Budgeting
* Banking
* Savings and Investing Basics
* Credit Basics / Credit Cards
* Credit History
* Debt Management
* Consumerism

Currently, Canadians owe a record high of $1.50 for every $1 of disposable income. Financial literacy, the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions, is now more important than ever. The dates of the workshops will be advertised in the next few months.

The Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) will conduct an interactive train-the trainer workshop on financial literacy for teachers of Miramichi Adult Learning Inc. The workshop will allow MALI teachers to help adults improve their financial literacy and money management skills.

This workshop on financial literacy is supported by the TD Bank and SEDI.

SEDI/ Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy SEDI is a national non-profit Centre of Excellence whose mission is to transform the financial well-being of Canada’s economically vulnerable people by conducting innovative research, program and policy development. In 2008, SEDI founded the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy a national network dedicated to supporting financial literacy capacity across the country. SEDI is also manager of the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund, providing grants to non-profit organizations that serve economically disadvantaged persons and groups in Canada to support and promote financial literacy.

For more information, visit the following websites at: www.sedi.org and www.theccfl.ca.

Miramichi Leader
Wed Oct 19 2011
Page: A11
Section: Main