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Not too many people get excited about making a budget, choosing a bank, or figuring out the impact credit has on their financial life. In fact, sometimes it can be downright intimidating. But money management is an important skill to learn – that’s particularly true for students, who may be living on a low income or struggling with financial concerns for the first time.
We’ve seen our fair share of students with concerns about their finances or who need a hand when they’re in a tight spot. Lots of the services we offer through the Peer Support Center focus on financial support for students, because we know that stressing about money can really put a damper on succeeding at school.
But when it comes down to it, you’re the only person responsible for your own finances. It’s important to feel confident enough to control of your money, even if that’s just doing something small every day to reduce your spending or pay off some debt. And learning more about your personal finances is a great first step to responsible money management.
That’s why we offer free Financial Literacy workshops regularly throughout the semester. Think of it them as a crash course in everything about finances you wish you were taught in high school, but weren’t. Participants are encouraged to attend any of the four workshops – attendance is not required for more than one session. Students of all levels of experience, knowledge, and abilities are welcome to attend.
Budgeting & Assets: Wednesday Jan 25 & Tuesday January 31
Credit & Consumerism: Wednesday February 15 & Tuesday February 28
Peer Support Centre (Z210)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Need financial support right now? You may be eligible for our Emergency Student Loans program. If you think a small loan may help you, please contact the Peer Support Centre at 403-440-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.