7 Steps to a Budget that Works
Think back to your very first pay cheque – paper route money, babysitting income or a cheque from a part–time job. Did it come with instructions? Instructions seem to be included with the simplest devices these days, and yet, with something as important as our pay cheques, we’re left to figure it out on our own. No one is born with money management skills. They must be learned.
The foundation of sound money management is a spending plan we call a budget - but don't let the word scare you. It's simply a plan for your money based on your priorities. Building a spending plan that will work well is a step–by–step process. Here are the steps involved.
How to Pay Off Your Debt More Quickly & Save Money
Do you ever wonder what the most effective methods are for paying off your debts quickly and saving yourself a lot of money in interest? Here are some tricks that people often use to pay down mortgages quickly, however, they can also be used to pay down other debts quickly—like car loans or even credit cards. See how these techniques work.
Help Us Teach Kids About Money in School! - Vote Now
How often have you wondered, ‘Why don’t they teach kids about money in school’? Here’s your chance to help us make it happen.
For the last four years we have been working with a group of enthusiastic teachers to equip them with skills and resources to teach kids in grades 4 - 7 about money. The students LOVE the lessons and activities and tell their teachers that they can’t wait for the next time that they get to learn more about money.
At the Credit Counselling Society we know that helping people learn how to manage their money gives them the tools they need to look forward to a brighter financial future. However, by the time people contact us they are usually on the brink of a financial crisis and they have a lot of work to do to get back on track.
That’s why we started the Financially Fit Kids project - and we’re excited to share it with you! Kids love to talk about money and are naturally inclined to save. If we can help them learn about smart saving and wise spending at a time when they’re most interested and able to do it, they will have what it takes to become financially capable teens and adults.
With a proven track record and a project that works, it’s time to let more teachers in on the secret. Will you help us do it?
No, we’re not asking for your money. Just your vote. We've entered a contest to win the money to expand the project, but to win, every vote counts. This is your chance to help teach kids about money in school!
Please take a minute to vote for our project. Registering is as easy as entering your name and email address. Then VOTE to support the Financially Fit Kids project. Together we can reach thousands of kids who will always remember, that they did learn about money in school!
Register to vote here. Once registered, click here to vote.
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Budgeting 101: 6 Easy Steps to Manage Your Money
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Raising Financially Fit Kids
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Christmas Without Credit
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