The fast five: Opening the page to becoming money-smart

Learn how our financial literacy publications are helping with money-smart learning.

It has been said that “knowledge has a beginning but no end.” This idea can be applied to our financial literacy publications. CPA Canada Financial Literacy has published several books over the years and although they target different audiences, all stem from a goal of helping Canadians get the information they need to make smart financial decisions at any stage of their life. Since we are working with the theme of “five” this Financial Literacy Month, let’s take a look at five key publications we have published and how they take readers through a life-long journey of money-smart learning.

A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money Smart Kids

It’s never too early to start taking about money – even young children begin to ask what money is. This book helps parents talk to their kids about money, using the five aspects of money management: earn, save, spend, share and invest, while identifying “teachable moments” to take advantage of. Parents will learn to navigate through this sometimes “taboo” subject – even at the grocery store. You’ll wish this book came in pocket-size!

A Canadians Guide to Money-Smart Living

This book, an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award Winner, is one that you won’t want to put down. It’s a practical guide, complete with step-by-step instructions that teach Canadians how to live money-smart. Whether you need guidance on how to simplify your life, how to have important financial conversations, how to make investments for today and the future or tips on managing your cash, this book will be your go-to resource.

Protecting You and Your Money – A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud

Now here’s a book that speaks to all Canadians at any age – we are all at risk of falling victim to fraud. This book won an EIFLE award as well and has continued to be a respected resource among Canadians. It identifies the preventative measures you can take, such as how to spot scams and how to avoid them, but also takes a reactive approach, outlining what to do to recapture your life after identity theft, as well as places and resources you can turn to for help and support.

The Procrastinator's Guide to Retirement: How to Retire in 10 Years or Less

If this title speaks to you, then you’re not alone – or too late. This book helps take away the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with retiring. With this easy-to-read guide, you will be able to track your current spending, budget effectively, learn better savings and investment strategies and most importantly, plan for those much-deserved retirement years ahead. It received an EIFLE Award in 2016.

Survive and Thrive – Move ahead financially after losing your job

This is a free downloadable publication that addresses the emotional and financial strain that comes with job loss. This book helps unemployed Canadians navigate through this often stressful time in their lives, guiding them to take control of their finances and move ahead. Alongside program content, it is our most recent winner of an EIFLE award.

For all our publications, visit Financial Literacy Publications.

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