Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month

Date posted: November 1, 2013

Today is the start of Financial Literacy Month. Just like other kinds of literacy, you can start early. Here’s a book in our library to help parents build financial literacy in their children:

A parent’s guide to raising money-smart kids.
Robin Taub. Toronto: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2011.
Designed to help parents communicate with their children about money and responsible money management, this book is divided into sections by children’s age: young children, pre-teens, teens, and emerging adults. Each section discusses earning, saving, spending, sharing, and investing.

To borrow this book, email

Here’s a sample of some good online resources:

5 money talks you should have with your kids – Essential money talks to have with children at different ages

BMO SmartSteps for Parents – lots of advice and information, organized by age group

Practical Money Skills Canada Games – online games for teaching financial literacy skills to different age groups

Savvy stuff: books – a list of fiction books, organized by age level, that helps teach children about money, from Money and Stuff.

Teaching children about money – guidance from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

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