FCAC's new "Life Event" helps couples plan and manage their finances together as they talk about living together, plan their wedding or look at saving for a home.
FCAC adds new financial resource aimed at couples to its online life
OTTAWA, March 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) has added to its online "Life Event" series and is now offering financial information geared towards
couples. The tips, resources and tools in this new Living as a Couple Life Event help couples plan and manage their finances together as they talk about
living together, plan their wedding or look at saving for a home. This
new FCAC resource covers topics such as financial priorities, financial
roles, and individual and combined cash flow. It guides couples through
some of the most challenging financial topics that come up as their
"Living as a couple has its financial advantages, but can also bring
about its set of challenges," says FCAC Commissioner Ursula Menke. "Understanding and communicating openly about individual
and combined finances in any relationship is key to defining financial
goals, reaching them and ultimately reaping the full benefits of living
as a couple."
The new Life Event highlights money conversations every couple should have with topics ranging from each partner's credit history to sorting
financial roles. Easy-to-use budget calculators and worksheets help couples organize their household finances or
financially plan for their wedding. Other sections provide
easy-to-understand explanations of the choices available to couples
when managing their finances, as well as information for couples on
paying taxes, buying insurance and even signing prenuptial agreements
or writing their wills.
Couples will find tips on:
FCAC's full Living as a Couple life event is available online at itpaystoknow.gc.ca.
With educational materials and interactive tools, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) provides objective information about financial products and
services to help Canadians increase their financial knowledge and
confidence in managing their personal finances. FCAC informs consumers
about their rights and responsibilities when dealing with banks and federally regulated trust, loan and
insurance companies. FCAC also makes sure that federally regulated
financial institutions, payment card network operators and external
complaints bodies comply with legislation and industry commitments intended to protect consumers.
You can reach us through the FCAC Consumer Services Centre by calling
toll-free 1-866-461-3222 (TTY: 613-947-7771 or 1-866-914-6097) or by
visiting our website: itpaystoknow.gc.ca.
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