primer for life
about the program
Do you have a son or daughter heading off to university, college or simply leaving home? If so, then you’ll want to read on! These 1 hour sessions will help prepare your young adult to manage their finances when living on their own. There are no financial or income restrictions – everyone is welcome.
Primer for Life is an interactive, four to five-week program that offers students a chance to learn about their relationship with money, consumerism, budgeting, saving and investing.
Class 1: Your relationship with money
Class 2: Consumerism
Class 3: Budgeting
Class 4: Saving and Investing
Class 5: Credit
After completing Primer for Life, participants can:
Create and manage a budget
Understand the different types of credit and how to manage credit responsibly
Understand the purpose of credit bureaus and how to maintain a good credit rating
Understand how compound interest can impact their savings over time
Know when it’s appropriate to save in a RRSP, TFSA, RESP and RDSP
Identify different types of financial scams and know how to avoid them