Making Cent$ of Money

Making Cent$ of Money

Manraj will be discussing two important topics, Budgeting 101 and The Truth About Credit!

Budgeting 101

Budgeting has received a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work. However, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals! Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.

However, here’s the good news - budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into seven easy steps. In the Making Cent$ of Money: Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:

Set SMART financial goals
Understand the components of a budget
Track your expenses and identify areas of change
Plan and pay for irregular expenses
Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
Create a paycheque plan
The Truth About Credit!

Ever wondered what the difference between a credit score and a credit report was? Do you know what builds (or reduces) your credit score? Credit can be very confusing and this can lead to decisions that may impact our overall credit profile. Decisions and actions that are seemingly positive may actually impact us negatively.

Information is key to making decisions that positively affect our credit and overall financial situation. In the The Truth About Credit workshop, you will learn how to:

Identify what’s in it for you to be good with your money and credit
Identify what is on your credit report and the credit rating system
Identify the 5 factors that affect your credit score
Check your own credit report
Name who may be interested in your credit score/report
Identify some myths around credit
Identify ways to build your credit and avoid scams
This workshop is presented by the Credit Counselling Society.

All Ages
Jerry Forbes Centre
12122 68 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 1R1 See Map
Tues,
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
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Jerry Forbes Centre
12122 68 Street Northwest

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