Success will never be a big step taken in the future. Success is a small step taken just now.
~ Jonatan Mårtensson
It’s been a while since our last Financial Literacy Update, and there’s been a lot of activity on that front lately. For one thing, April is Financial Literacy month in the States, so a lot of American-based blogs have been covering the topic. Here’s a rundown of some interesting financial literacy links and news items that I’ve come across over the past couple of weeks:
- If you’re looking for more financial information online that’s aimed at Canadians, Wealth Web Gurus offers a list of The Best of the Bloggers. I was honoured to see Balance Junkie included on the list. I already visit most of these blogs regularly, but there were a couple that were new to me. Each site provides a slightly different angle on personal finance and all are well worth your time. Thanks Jim!
- Financial Highway is running a series on financial literacy. So far, Ray has written Step 1 Understand Yourself and 5 Steps to Setting Financial Goals.
- Canadian Finance Blog published Friday Links – Financial Literacy. This is a collection of links to fantastic articles on spending, saving, and teaching kids about money.
- Four Quarters Finance is run by a group of Canadian ladies with a passion for financial literacy. Check out their site for products, workshops and information on teaching children about money. Their approach is centred around 4 pillars: pay yourself first, spend wisely, save regularly, and give intentionally.
- Canadian Dream: Free at 45 weighed in on How to Encourage Financial Literacy. I found this link courtesy of @JimYih.
- Wealth Web Gurus published a look at Financial Literacy in Canada which included links to all of the articles on financial literacy that Jim Yih recently contributed as guest posts on Canadian Finance Blog.
- The Digerati Life published a guest post entitled Financial Literacy: Learn About Money, Boost Your Finances. In this article, a financial planner addresses the difficulties of getting people to learn better money habits, even when the information is free.
- Jonathan Chevreau of the Financial Post wrote about The Case for Investing in Your 20s (and Better Yet, Your Teens!). Many folks in their 40s and older wish they had learned more about financial literacy much earlier in life. This article makes a great case for getting started as soon as possible.
The Task Force on Financial Literacy Wants Your 2 Cents!
The Task Force on Financial Literacy is asking all Canadians to weigh in with their views. On April 6th, 2010, they launched an interactive online forum where you can comment and read about the ideas of your fellow Canadians. I encourage you to think a bit about financial literacy and contribute your 2 cents. Your opinion counts!
If you have any news items or information that you would like me to include in my next Financial Literacy Update, please leave a comment below or send me an email.