Did you that November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada?
The Canadian Task Force on financial literacy defined it as: “having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions at every life stage”. But what does financial literacy mean to you?
- knowing how to earn, save, spend, share and invest;
- the ability to look after yourself and your family and live the life you want;
- avoiding bad financial habits, money stress or expensive mistakes;
- having the foundation to be a good steward of wealth;
- being responsible and financially independent;
- your secret weapon as a financial advisor or wealth manager, for adding value to your clients and connecting with the next generation?
Depending on who you are, it’s some or all of these things. And ideally, Financial Literacy Month isn’t just November, it’s every month!
Looking ahead, November is a busy month with both public and private events:
- CPA Ontario’s annual financial literacy conference for high school students, parents and teachers, Money Sense: Make Money Your Superpower, is taking place on November 17 and I’m thrilled to be this year’s keynote speaker.
- I’ll be joining the FidelityConnects webcast on November 22, to talk about The Wisest Investment: Financial Literacy for the Next Generation. This is a private event for Fidelity Investments Canada financial advisors.
- I will be answering questions about making The Wisest Investment at a virtual fireside chat on November 23, hosted by the York and Durham Public Libraries. Spots are limited and registration is free.
Wishing you an educational Financial Literacy Month!
All the best,