Resources to help improve your financial well-being

From: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Use the helpful resources below to find information on the topics that matter to you.

Not sure where to start? Take the financial literacy self-assessment quiz to test your money management skills and knowledge.

Budgeting and money management

Managing your money

Information on budgeting, banking, money transfers, insurance and planning your finances at different life stages.

Taxes

Tax information for individuals, businesses, charities and trusts.

Budget Calculator                          

Find out where your money is going and determine how much you can put towards your goals.

Account Comparison Tool       

Compare bank account interest rates, monthly fees, transaction fees and services.

Paying down your debt

Debt and borrowing

Information on managing debt, credit reports, mortgages, credit cards, loans, lines of credit and more.

Mortgage Calculator                       

Calculate your mortgage payment schedule and how to save money by making prepayments.

Mortgage Qualifier Tool                 

Find out if you can qualify for a mortgage based on the property you want, your income and your expenses.

Credit Card Comparison Tool

Compare credit card interest rates, annual fees, rewards and other features.

Credit Card Payment Calculator  

Find out how long it will take to pay off your credit card and explore options to pay it back faster.

Vehicle Lease or Buy Calculator

Use this calculator to compare the costs to finance, lease or lease/buyout a vehicle over time.

Smart ways to save

Savings and investments

Information on savings and investment types, options, setting goals and choosing a financial advisor.

Education funding

Information on scholarships, paying for your education, RESPs, budgeting tips and paying off student debt.

Financial Goal Calculator                

Calculate how to pay down debt and reach your savings goals.

Protecting yourself

Protection from frauds and scams

Information on identity theft, types of fraud, counterfeit money and other threats or scams.

Financial rights and responsibilities

As a financial consumer, you have rights and responsibilities when dealing with financial institutions and using financial products and services.

The Little Black Book of Scams

Find tips on how to recognize, reject and report the latest frauds and scams.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

If you want to report a fraud, think you have been a target of a scam, or if you need more information, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Planning for retirement

Pensions and retirement

Information on retirement planning, public and registered pensions, RRSPs, RRIFs, retirement income calculator and more.

Canadian Retirement Income Calculator

A step-by-step calculator to help you estimate your retirement income, employer pensions and other sources of income.

Multimedia and interactive resources

Check out Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s (FCAC) interactive resources to learn more about money.

Your Financial Toolkit

An online, self-paced learning program with eleven modules that provides comprehensive financial information and tools for adults.

e-Learning videos - Financial Basics

Seven short, informative videos covering topics such as budgeting, credit, debt, saving and investing, financial planning and protecting yourself from fraud. These videos compliment the Financial Basics educational program.

Videos

Visit FCAC’s YouTube page for short, engaging videos to learn more about money matters.

Canadian Financial Literacy Database

A one-stop source for information and events from Canadian organizations on budgeting, saving, investing and more.

Financial wellness at work

Financial wellness in the workplace  

Does your workplace have a financial wellness program? If it doesn’t, here’s some information that’s based on best practices to assist your employer in getting started. If it does, there may be information here to help improve your organization’s current program.

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