November is Financial Literacy Month. This month's theme is Dream Big! The photo shows the theme with a sleeping sheep graphic.

Financial Literacy Month

This November, join Mac’s Money Centre as they help you to dream big and make your dreams a reality. Increase your knowledge and money management skills so that you can feel confident when it comes to making decisions about money.

What’s financial literacy?

Where does your money go?

In a recent National College Health Assessment Survey, results confirmed that finances were one of the top three stressors facing McMaster University students. This is not a surprise given that only 6 out of every 10 Canadians have basic financial skills. Understanding where your money goes, how you can minimize debt and better balance your monthly expenses, will give you the confidence and skills you need to make good financial decisions now and in the future.

We want you to feel good about money, not be stressed by it. Through Mac’s Money Centre, we offer online and in-person resources and tools to help you become more financially aware and savvy.

Talking about money doesn't have to be stressful; talking about these things can be fun and empowering, too. In fact, it's absolutely necessary that students talk about finances so that they can make informed financial decisions that will impact their future.

Gina Robinson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Student Success Centre

Things to look forward to…

Mark your calendar because we have a month’s worth of FREE events!

Photo of two students wearing Mac's Money Centre sweaters.

Dreaming of Free Swag

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., GH 110

Stop by the Student Success Centre (GH110) and catch a shooting star in exchange for free swag. Learn about the services available through Mac’s Money Centre and what’s happening this November as part of Financial Literacy Month.

November is Financial Literacy Month. This month's theme is Dream Big! The photo shows the theme with a sleeping sheep graphic.

Don’t Sleep on Your Dreams! Make them a Reality

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., GH 110

Make them a reality. Have you ever dreamed of travelling the world, but a lack of money and time has stopped you? Learn from a panel of former Mac alumni who have lived this dream and find out how they made it happen.

Living the dream with The Globe and Mail’s Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw

Thursday, November 22, 2018, TwelvEighty Bar & Grill

Straight up advice from the experts on achieving your goals and doing it a lot quicker than you think. Whether you are graduating this year and seeking guidance on some of the big financial decisions you will have to make after graduation, or just wanting to gain a better understanding of personal finances, you will find this event informative and worthwhile.

Check out the Facebook Live from when Rob and Roma visited McMaster last November for Financial Literacy Month. We are excited to welcome them back to campus.

Free signed books (first 75 people enter the event), giveaways and food! Last year’s event was a full-house, don’t miss your chance to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He is the Author of this book “How Not to Move Back in With You Parents” (a question lots of students want the answer to!). This book is “The Young Person’s Guide to Financial Empowerment.” Roma Luciw is The Globe and Mail’s personal finance editor and covers anything that helps regular Canadians manage their own money.

November is Financial Literacy Month. This month's theme is Dream Big! The photo shows the theme with a sleeping sheep graphic.

Make your dreams happen. Ask a Certified Financial Planner anything! (Online)

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Online

Your opportunity to ask any questions you have about credit, debt repayment, setting financial goals, taxes, building wealth, spending, bill payments, and more. Conversations will be confidential.

November is Financial Literacy Month. This month's theme is Dream Big! The photo shows the theme with a sleeping sheep graphic.

Protect your dreams (and your money) from fraud.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., GH 110

This session will give you the information you need to know about identity theft, debt and credit card theft, e-mail fraud/phishing, mass marketing and internet fraud. A pizza lunch will be provided at this event.

One-on-One

Money Coach Appointments

Deciding how to spend your money is up to you, but we can help you make good financial decisions that will impact you now and in the future! Make an appointment to speak with an accredited money coach who can provide information on: juggling bills, making a spending plan, rredit card shopping, debt repayment, setting financial goals, investing, and more.

Financial Literacy Month is supported by:

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