November is Financial Literacy Month! Learn more about why financial literacy is so important and how it affects us every day. Below you'll find a wide variety of resources to help you understand the world of finances and money, learn about the types of financial decisions you can make, and even information for kids about how money and spending works. The best part? It's all free!
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Payday Playday from READ Saskatoon
Southeast Regional Library is excited to partner with READ Saskatoon to bring Payday Playday to your communities! This program is a fun, family-centered programfocused on strengthening financial literacy skills and knowledge. Try a giant board game to test your spending habits, assemble a giant floor puzzle to explore career options, build a tower of blocks to learn about credit and debt, make a duct tape wallet, and more!
This program will be coming to branches in the Southeast region starting in November and throughout the next year. To find out if Payday Playday is coming to your library, please contact your local branch. Learn more about READ Saskatoon and what they do here.
Find a multitude of resources for all aspects of finances, including:
- COVID-19: Managing financial health in challenging times
- Your Financial Toolkit - An online learning program providing financial information and tools for adults.
- Managing Your Money - Budgeting, banking, money transfers, insurance, and planning your finances at different life stages.
- Financial Tools & Calculators - Tools to help you choose a bank account and credit card, including budget and mortgage calculators
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. They cover many areas of literacy, and financial literacy is one of them! Check out these great resources:
- 5-part webinar series to better understand your finances - all webinars will be recorded, so even if you can't watch live, you can still view them afterwards as long as you register.
- 5 Financial Literacy Activities for the Whole Family - talking about money as a family is an important part of helping kids develop a healthy relationship with money. To help families improve their financial literacy skills throughout the year, ABC Life Literacy Canada offers five financial literacy activities for the family to do together.
- Spending Plans online course - in this free course, learn how to understand your money situation, calculate your spending over time, and more.
- Money Matters workshop - Money Matters is a free, introductory financial literacy program designed for adult learners.
Learn more about what resources CPA has to offer, including:
Reading Lists for Financial Literacy Month
A note for e-Resources users: Because patrons are limited to 4 borrows per month on Hoopla, we recommend (when applicable) checking availability on OverDrive/Libby first, and then moving to Hoopla if a title is unavailable.
The Wealthy Barber Returns: Significantly Older and Marginally Wiser, David Chilton Offers His Unique Perspectives on the World of Money by David Chilton - available in print
Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original Introduction to Personal Finance by Robert R. Brown - available in print
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth - available in print
Why Should I Save for a Rainy Day? by Rachel Eagen - available in print
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel - available in print