So much time, so little money…
…or so it seems when you don’t start planning early enough.
Believe me, I know.
While it’s true that money isn’t everything in life, it’s also true that life is much easier when you have money. And having money means knowing how to manage it, or you won’t have it for long.
For the rest of your life you will need to think about money. It’s a pretty important thing after all, so it’s really important to learn how to manage it now.
I mean think about it, you have to pay for a car, car insurance, gas for the car…then what about fun stuff like shopping, movies, smartphones…and of course university or trades training is only getting more costly…eventually a house and a mortgage…maybe kids down the road…retirement…the list goes on.
The point is that money is important. It’s important for meeting the necessities of life and of course, for just having fun doing the things you love to do and living the life you want to live.
If managing our finances is so important, why are so many people having trouble? Why isn’t this skill taught in more schools? Those are good questions.
The truth is that money freaks people out a little, especially when it seems like there isn’t enough of it.
That’s what Invest-Ucation is all about…getting youth started on the right foot by making money management easy. All of our programs are intended to give young adults real world, relevant and practical tips for earning, saving, growing and sharing their money – tips you can use today and for the rest of your life.
Invest-Ucation Youth Financial Literacy is the place to be, whether you’re interested in:
- everyday money management best practices in areas like budgeting or choosing a bank account.
- how to earn money doing what you love at work or in your own business.
- debt reduction or debt prevention tips.
- suggestions on how to build your savings for things like post-secondary education, a new home, a new car, a vacation or even for retirement.
- understanding and using tools to help grow your money, including Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP), Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP), employee savings programs, and workplace pension plans, amongst others.
- Growing your money using basic investment tools and strategies including mutual funds and guaranteed investment certificates (GIC).
I hope you will come back often and contribute your own thoughts and experiences by commenting on any posts that interest you; by sharing this information with friends, family members, teachers, colleagues, strangers; and of course, by coming out to some of our live events.
Thanks for visiting. Have a good look around and come back soon.
Here’s to you,
Founder, Invest-Ucation Youth Financial Literacy