Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!
It's Financial Literacy Month and if you want to keep the money you have, you need to take the time to see how you can effectively spend within your means.
Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn the 6 steps to budgeting which will help you take control of your finances and get a sense of peace of mind. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!
From the presenter
Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work. Actually, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals.
Have you ever wondered why some people are so good with their money and others aren’t? Likely someone taught them how to manage their money so they can create the life they want. Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.
However, here’s the good news - budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into six easy steps.
In the Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:
- Set SMART financial goals
- Understand the components of a budget
- Track your expenses and identify areas of change
- Plan and pay for irregular expenses
- Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
- Create a paycheque plan
This interactive and fun workshop will last 90 minutes. We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources and the full curriculum upon request.
For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars and workshops on various financial topics.
Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.
If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.