You have options when it comes to paying for school. Most students fund their education with a combination of money earned, money saved, and money borrowed.
Setting up a spending plan before you start school can help you manage your money and save you a lot of stress.
Credit allows you to buy something today and pay for it later. But you need to be careful, because you might not have the money to pay for it later.
Learn how to talk about financing your future, and what you should ask during those conversations.
Take this self-assessment quiz from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada to see how your financial literacy skills and knowledge measure up.
Free financial education programs give you the tools to get out of debt, become financially stable, and live a stress-free life. Topics include budgeting, credit/debt, saving, planning for retirement, and more.
This program, developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, helps parents, guardians, and teachers discuss financial literacy with youth.
A financial literacy resource for students, teachers and parents created by the Canadian Bankers Association to bring financial literacy to life in homes and classrooms across Canada.
Check out some great financial literacy resources at the Money Project. It’s a one–stop–shop for online money management, developed by Alberta's Chartered Professional Accountant Education Foundation.
Check out the Alberta Treasury Board (ATB Financial)’s financial literacy programs for at–risk women and for students in grades 4 to 6. Learn the basics of banking, budgeting and money management to set yourself up for success.
Personal finance is about deciding what you want to do and planning how you're going to do it. Whatever your plans — work, travel, trades training, university, college — making smart decisions about money starting now can help you get there.
To be independent, you need to manage your money successfully. Learn how to get money, create a budget, open a bank account, and get ID in Alberta.