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.
Things to look forward to…
Mark your calendar because we have a month’s worth of FREE events!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.