The largest association of financial advisors in Canada is putting a new spin on financial literacy.
TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - November is financial literacy (FinLit) month and Advocis is proud to announce the launch of a new, consumer focused, website and podcast called Financial Advice for All.
This website is full of easy-to-use tools and bite-sized information on all things FinLit. Calculate mortgage expenses, compare differing debt interest rates, and find the latest podcast on financial planning all in one place. Advisors and consumers of all ages can now listen to industry experts discuss the latest in personal finance on-the-go.
"The theme for this FinLit month is establishing financial well-being. This requires a well thought-out financial plan that grows with you," says Greg Pollock, President and CEO of Advocis and member of the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy. "With the launch of Financial Advice for All, we've taken a new approach to discussing personal finances. We're providing consumers with clear information that gets straight to the point. It's about having a suitable, and realistic overarching plan for your finances. It's also about developing sound financial habits."
Financial Literacy month brings organizations together within the public, private and non-profit sectors to participate in country-wide workshops, seminars and events geared towards strengthening financial literacy. In addition to the launch of Financial Advice for All and the podcast, Advocis advisors champion financial literacy within their local communities through ongoing volunteer work. Members have also partnered with Junior Achievement to inspire and prepare youth to succeed by providing opportunities to learn financial literacy year-round.
The Financial Advice for All podcast can be found on financialadviceforall.com, Google Play and iTunes. For more information about Financial Literacy Month and additional resources, please visit the Government of Canada's Financial Literacy website. Learn more about Junior Achievement Canada and how you can get involved at http://jacanada.org.
Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is the association of choice for financial advisors and planners. With more than 13,000 members in 40 chapters across the country, Advocis is the definitive voice of the profession, advocating for professionalism and consumer protection. Advocis works with decision-makers and the public, stressing the value of financial advice and working toward an environment in which all Canadians have access to the advice they need.
SOURCE Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada
For further information: Julie Martini, Vice-President, Public Affairs and Marketing at JMartini@advocis.ca