CALGARY, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - With consumer debt at a reported all-time
high in Canada, there couldn't be a better time to celebrate Financial
Literacy Month with some tips from the experts.
"Canadians have a lot of questions surrounding personal finances and we
want to offer them solutions," says William Akoto, Marketing and
Communications Manager for Money Mentors. "We're excited to be able to
bring in some experts to speak about smart money management for
individuals and families in today's economy."
November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, a month dedicated to
raising awareness about programs, resources, information and services
to help Canadians understand and manage their personal finances. Money Mentors is the only not-for-profit debt and credit counselling agency based in
Alberta promoting financial literacy throughout the province.
Money Mentors will host two FREE financial events in Edmonton and
Calgary in November, featuring well-known Canadian financial experts
and authors Kelley Keehn and Bruce Sellery.
Sellery is the author of the best selling book Moolala, one of the founding journalists of CTV's Business News Network and a
personal finance contributor on CBC's hit show Lang & O'Leary.
Keehn is the author of eight books, a nationally syndicated columnist
with CBC radio, a weekly columnist for the Globe and Mail and a personal finance expert for The Marilyn Denis Show.
"I'm very excited to be working with Money Mentors in celebration of
Financial Literacy Month," says Sellery, who will shed some light on
the four fundamental problems people deal with when it comes to their
finances during his presentation. "In our society we make personal
finances a much more complicated topic than it needs to be. What people
really need is insight into why they do dumb things with their money,
and I want to help them change their behaviours so they do smart things
with their money instead. Money Mentors is a great fit for me because
they really want to help people get a handle on their finances."
For more information on the event visit Money Mentor's event page: http://www.moneymentors.ca/events/an-evening-with-kelley-keehn-and-bruce-sellery.html
Visit the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's information page: http://www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/Eng/financialLiteracy/initiativesProjects/FLM/Pages/home-accueil.aspx
Money Mentors is the only Alberta-based, not-for-profit credit
counselling agency. Through a number of services, we help families and
individuals recover from financial crisis and move forward. From credit
counselling and money coaching to retirement planning and community
financial literacy, we are contributing to a healthier financial future
for the entire province.
Image with caption: "Bruce Sellery, personal financial expert and author of Moolala. (CNW Group/Money Mentors)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131021_C5461_PHOTO_EN_32264.jpg
Image with caption: "Kelley Keehn, personal financial expert, syndicated columnist and author of eight books. (CNW Group/Money Mentors)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131021_C5461_PHOTO_EN_32265.jpg
SOURCE: Money Mentors
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