Financial Literacy Month

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!

 

Consumer ReportsConsumer Reports

Looking to make a purchase but not sure if a product is reliable or right for you? Consumer Reports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services so you know that your money is being well-spent.

 

Payday Playday from READ SaskatoonPayday Playday Program

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 READ SaskatoonPayday Playday is coming to your library, please contact your local branch. Learn more about READ Saskatoon and what they do here. 

 

Money and Finances Resources from the Government of Canada Government of Canada Logo

Find a multitude of resources for all aspects of finances, including:

 
Financial Literacy Resources from Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority Saskatchewan Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority Saskatchewan

Find information for Youth / Parents / EducatorsAdults, and Seniors on all sorts of topics such as student loans, budgeting, investing, fraud prevention, and more.

 

Saskatchewan Financial Literacy NetworkSaskatchewan Financial Literacy Network

Find what you need from a network of experts, including information on Saving, BorrowingMoney Basics, and more.

 

ABC Life Literacy Canada ABC Life Literacy Canada

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.

 

CPA Canada's Financial LiteracyChartered Professional Accountants Canada

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.

Reading List - Adults

 

Adults

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

Money Rules: Rule Your Money or Your Money Will Rule You by Gail Vaz-Oxlade - available in printeBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

Talk Money to Me: Save Well, Spend Some, and Feel Good About Your Money by Kelley Keehn - available in print and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter by Dan Ariely - available in print (regular and large print) and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

Worry-Free Money: The Guilt-Free Approach to Managing Your Money and Your Life by Shannon Lee Simmons - available in printeBook and eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby

Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original Introduction to Personal Finance by Robert R. Brown - available in print

 

 

 

 

Reading List - Teens

Teens

The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning by David Chilton - available in print, eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby, and eAudiobook on Hoopla

Smart Spending: The Teens' Guide to Cash, Credit, and Life's Costs by Kara McGuire - available in print and eAudiobook on Hoopla

The Complete Guide to Personal Finance for Teenagers and College Students by Tamsen Butler - available in print and eBook on Hoopla

No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults by John D. Spooner - available in print and eAudiobook on Hoopla

Heads Up Money by Marcus Weeks - available in print and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

Rich by Thirty: Your Guide to Financial Success by Lesley Scorgie - available in print and eBook on Hoopla

 

 

 

 

 

KidsReading List - Kids

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble With Money by Stan and Jan Berenstain - available in print and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense by Stan and Jan Berenstain - available in print and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

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

Just Saving My Money by Mercer Mayer - available in print and eBook on Hoopla

My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel -  available in print