Week 2 of #FLM2015 to focus on importance of managing money and debt wisely

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Financial Literacy Leader invites Canadians and organizations to “count themselves in” #CountMeInCA

November 9, 2015 - Toronto - Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, kicked off the second week of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) today at the launch of Credit Education Week, in Toronto. The Leader underscored the importance of learning how to manage credit and debt, especially for young people. Credit Education Week is a foundational part of a national effort to strengthen financial literacy. Credit Canada Debt Solutions, the not-for-profit charity that hosts Credit Education Week, is a long-time supporter of FLM.

Managing money and debt wisely is the focus of the second week of this year's #FLM2015. During this week, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is focusing its promotions on tools that help Canadians make smart choices about spending, credit and debt, such as its interactive budget calculator, its credit card selector tool and activities that help teach children about money.

Ms. Rooney will participate in several FLM events throughout the week. She will speak at the Fall Summit of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association in Saskatoon on November 10. During her address, Ms. Rooney will underscore the importance of financial literacy for empowering Canadian youth and families to determine their financial future, which supports the economic well-being of all Canadians. She will also speak at the launch of the Saskatchewan Financial Literacy Action Group in Saskatoon.

For a full list of all FLM 2015 events, see the Canadian Financial Literacy Database.

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"By working with the provinces and territories, we have an opportunity to help prevent future financial problems that many go through on their way to learning about how to manage their money. Financial literacy is a chance for young people to learn before they make costly mistakes. It is a chance for us to start today to create a generational change for tomorrow."

Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader

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