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OCT 15 2019 – KID’S FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM POST-SECONDARY TOPIC 3

Please find the material below for the second topic in our financial education program for post-secondary students:

For Parents: Post-Secondary Topic 3 (Small Decisions, Big Impact)

Resources for Students:

  1. University of Alberta Article ‘Decision Making & Spending’: View on Website
  2. MacLean’s Article ‘How Canadian University Students can save for a year of
    travel’: View on Website

 

OCT 7 2019 – KID’S FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AGES 13-17 TOPIC 2

Please find the material below for the second topic in our financial education program for children ages 13-17:

For Parents: 13-17 Topic 2 (Savings Goals)

Resources For Students:

  1. Canadian Savings Calculator: View on Website
  2. Bank of America Article ‘Teen Guide: 5 Steps to Saving for Something You Really Want’: View on Website
  3. SwissLife Article ‘The Saving Habits of the Young’: View on Website

 

SEPT 30 2019 – KID’S FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AGES 9-12 TOPIC 2

Please find the material below for the second topic in our financial education program for children ages 9-12:

For Parents: 9-12 Topic 2 (Save Money for a Rainy Day)

Resources for Children:

  1. Warren Buffet’s Secret Millionaires Club Webisode ‘Lawn & Order’: View on YouTube
  2. TheMint.org ‘5 Simple Saving Tricks’: View on Website
  3. TheMint.org ‘Cash Calculator’: View on Website

 

SEPT 11 2019 – KID’S FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM POST-SECONDARY TOPIC 2

Please find the material below for the second topic in our financial education program for children ages post-secondary:

For Parents: Post-Secondary Topic 2 (Tracking Your Spending)

Resources for Students:

  1. Globe and Mail Article ‘If Budget Bums You Out, Try Renaming It’: View on Web or View PDF
  2. MacLean’s Article ‘Best Budgeting Apps for University Students’: View on Web or View PDF

 

SEPT 4 2019 – KID’S FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AGES 13-17 TOPIC 1

Please find the material below for the first topic in our financial education program for children ages 13-17:

For Parents: 13-17 Topic 1 (All About Allowance)

Resources for Students:

1. Youth Spending Plan Worksheet: Download Excel Spreadsheet

 

AUG 30 2019 – KID’S FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AGES 9-12 TOPIC 1

Please find the material below for the first topic in our financial education program for children ages 9-12:

For Parents: 9-12 Topic 1 (Back to School Budget)

Resources for Children:

  1. Practical Money Skills Canada ‘Back-to-School Budget Calculator’: View on Website
  2. Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club Webisode ‘Why Pay More?’: View on YouTube

 

AUG 14 2019 – FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM – POST-SECONDARY TOPIC 1

We are excited to be offering a Children and Young Adult’s Financial Education program. We are providing material for three distinct age cohorts: 9-12, 13-17, and 18+. Please find the material below for the first topic in this series.

For Parents: Post-Secondary Topic 1 (Cash Flow)

Resources for Students:

  1. New York Times Article ‘How to Start a Budget’: View PDF
  2. University Budget Spreadsheet: Download Excel Spreadsheet

AUG 2 2019 – BDF CLOSED MONDAY, AUGUST 5TH

Please note our office will be closed on Monday, August 5, 2019 for the Heritage Day Holiday. Our advisors will still be available this date via email and cell phone. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, August 6th at 8:00am.

Wishing you a very happy long weekend!

APR 16 2019 – BDF Office Closed April 19th & 22nd

Please note our office will be closed this Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd for the Easter Long Weekend. Our Financial Planners are still available via email and cell phone both of those dates. Our office will resume regular business hours at 8:00am on Tuesday, April 23rd. On behalf of our team, we wish you and your family a very happy Easter weekend!

NOV 9 2018 – OFFICE CLOSED FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY MONDAY, NOV 12, 2018

Please note our office will be closed on Monday, November 12th in lieu of the Remembrance Day holiday. Our advisors are still available via email and cell phone this date. Our office will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, November 13th.