Resources

Money for Living Resources

Financial Literacy Overview

Adam and Mike are friends who have two ways of managing money. Find out if it makes any difference to use a budget, borrow wisely, plan spending, and save regularly. This video is one of five produced for Chilliwack’s “Money for Living” financial literacy project by Agency Media.

Emergency Fund

Adam looks stress-free because he’s getting ahead of problems – expected and unexpected – by planning and saving. This video is one of 5 produced for Chilliwack’s “Money for Living” financial literacy project by Agency Media.

Use a Budget

Adam has a goal to become debt free. His new budget is going to help him manage his savings and expenses, and reach his goal. This video is one of 5 produced for Chilliwack’s ‘Money for Living” financial literacy project by Agency Media.

Manage Your Money

Is Mike managing his money – or is his money managing him? All debts are not created equal. How he chooses to borrow money, and pay it back makes a big difference in his monthly costs and stress levels. This video is one of 5 produced for Chilliwack’s “Money for Living” financial literacy project by Agency Media.

Some useful books and online or downloadable educational resources are listed below. Many financial institutions, libraries, businesses and organizations also have books on financial literacy topics.

Chilliwack sources include the Fraser Valley Regional Library, local bookstores, banks and credit unions, and Chilliwack Learning Society.

English for Financial Literacy SettlementatWork WIKI
Manage Your Money Workbook Enactus – St. Lawrence College, Ontario
Managing Money Authors: Nan Bostick and Susan Freese
Recipes for an Empty Wallet Enactus – St. Lawrence College, Ontario
Money Matters ABC Life Literacy Canada
A Place to Start: Spending Plans ABC Life Literacy Canada
RESPs and Other Ways to Save ABC Life Literacy Canada
Financial Literacy for the Family ABC Life Literacy Canada
Introduction to Basic Budgeting (Each One Teach One) Vancity
Registered Retirement Savings Plans and Tax-Free Savings Accounts (Each One Teach One) Vancity
Financial Literacy Canadian Bankers Association
Money and Youth Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
Credit Counseling Tips Credit Counseling Society of BC
Online Resources Directory Financial Empowerment Resources Network (FERN)
Consumer News, Advocacy Information and Reports Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Banking for All Financial Futures Calgary
Financial Empowerment Prosper Canada
Financial Literacy for Everyone Practical Money Skills Canada

Literacy Links & Resources

ABC Life Literacy Canada – Money Matters
Decoda Literacy Solutions

is the only province-wide literacy organization in British Columbia. Providing resources, training and funds, Decoda supports community-based literacy programs and initiatives in over 400 communities across B.C. Decoda supports children and families, youth, adults, Aboriginal and immigrant communities in an effort to build strong individuals, strong families and strong communities.

HRSDC – Literacy and Essential Skills
National Adult Literacy Database