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Enrolling in a Financial Literacy Course

Do you struggle with budgeting? Or perhaps your budget is always on point but you have no idea what all the fuss is about crypto? Maybe you are ready to invest or are looking for ways to keep expanding your general knowledge. Whatever your reasons, a financial literacy course will help.
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If you struggle with budgeting, maybe a financial literacy course will help.

What is a financial literacy course?

A financial literacy course is any course that teaches you about finances. This could be a free course sponsored by a company with a vested interest, a paid or open source college course, a virtual class that you complete on your own or over Zoom with others – there are many options.

Why should I take a financial literacy course?

The world of finance is always changing and goes beyond budgeting. If money management is something you struggle with, a course can really turn things around. If you are good with money and have little to no debt, you can take courses that teach you about investing, crypto currencies, world markets, etc. If you have teenagers in the house, taking a course together is a great way to jumpstart those important talks about money. As the world changes, (pandemic, war, inflation, supply chain disruptions) the prices of goods and services change too. A course can help you understand why, how to prepare your budget for these changes, and show you indicators on when the market is moving up or down.

No matter your financial literacy level, there is no downside in taking a course because there is always something new and exciting to learn.

Where to find financial literacy courses?

Money Mentors: provides free online financial literacy courses to school-aged children and youth. The courses are tied into the Alberta school curriculum.  Money Mentors also provides a variety of free adult courses, along with a blog and information about debt programs on their website.

Financial planners: Some financial planners host information nights where they will have a financial literacy topic, then discuss their services and how they can help you meet your goals. This is a good option when looking for help investing, or when checking out advisors for a professional long-term relationship.

Colleges and universities: Post-secondary educators have a variety of courses. Some are part of larger programs, some are general interest, some are open source and some have a cost. A few local sources to check out include NorQuest, U of A, and NAIT.

Try a course today

There are financial literacy courses for every need and age. Try a course today, whether you want a 30 minute online video about budgeting or a high-level look at the role of government finance in your province. There are plenty of learning opportunities and each one helps you understand, and work with money, better.

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