ASC offers money-saving gift ideas for all ages

CALGARY, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Looking for last minute gift ideas? The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) offers five great money-saving gift ideas that will help the special someone in your life learn more about money:

    1.  For kids - A piggy bank is a great way to encourage youth to start
        thinking about whether to save, spend, donate or invest their money.

    2.  For teenagers or young adults - An inspirational book on how to get
        out of debt and start investing can be a great way for anyone to get

    3.  Baby on the way - Money towards a long term investment plan for the
        new baby's future education needs will surely be appreciated
        (remember to do a background check on any investment provider).

    4.  For couples or families - Look for money-themed games that encourage
        financial decision-making and help improve financial literacy.

    5.  For the older adult - Consider buying an enrolment to a personal
        finance course offered through an unbiased provider, such as a
        library or post-secondary institution. The ASC offers a Basics of
        Investing course at Mount Royal University in Calgary and Metro
        Continuing Education in Edmonton.

Make this the year that you give a different kind of gift that someone will remember. You can't go wrong with money-saving gift ideas as they are an investment that will pay off for years to come.

For more information, check out The ASC has a number of tools and resources on its website to help investors learn more about investing.

The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted to foster a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

SOURCE Alberta Securities Commission

For further information: For further information: For Media Inquiries: Tamera Van Brunt, Director, Communications & Investor Education, (403) 297-2664; For Investor Inquiries: ASC Public Inquiries, Toll Free 1-877-355-4488

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