Video: Mélanie Boulet is a second-grade teacher at De la Découverte Elementary School in Ottawa, Ontario. She believes that it's never too early, or too late, to start saving to fulfill your goals ...
FCAC can help new parents manage the financial side of having children
OTTAWA, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The thrill of welcoming a child into your
life brings with it great joy, opportunities and experiences. It also
introduces a lot of new expenses. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) has added a new "life event" to its website to help parents manage their new financial
responsibilities. Having Children is a comprehensive online guide that provides tips on saving money,
budgeting, applying for maternity leave and benefits, and ways to plan
"Having children changes a lot in your life very quickly," says FCAC Commissioner Ursula Menke. "Most people know there will be new costs for things like
diapers, baby equipment and child care. But they may not realize how
many expenses they may be facing, how high they can be, or where they
can get the unbiased financial information they need to help them as
they take on their new role as parents."
The guide covers a number of different topics:
FCAC's full suite of life events, including Having Children, Living as a Couple, Moving Out on Your Own, Starting Your First Job, Planning Your Retirement and Dealing with Debt are available on our website: 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 FCAC's 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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Video with caption: "Video: Mélanie Boulet is a second-grade teacher at De la Découverte Elementary School in Ottawa, Ontario. She believes that it's never too early, or too late, to start saving to fulfill your goals such as buying a house, starting a family or travelling. Melanie's parents taught her the importance of being financially disciplined at an early age; something that she now benefits from. She turns to FCAC's interactive resources for the answers to her
questions when it comes to her personal finances and attaining her
aspirations.". Video available at: http://youtu.be/07D8BvCcHF0
Image with caption: "New! FCAC has tips to help manage the financial side of having a baby (CNW Group/Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120503_C3424_PHOTO_EN_13082.jpg
SOURCE Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
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