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Get smart money-management tips at the Personal Finance: I’m in Charge virtual event

09 November 2021 - by YMCA of Greater Toronto
In honour of Financial Literacy Month this November the YMCA of Greater Toronto is hosting a virtual event on Wednesday, November 24 at 5 pm. And you're invited!

Our Newcomer Youth Leadership Development program partnered with Desjardins to provide this exciting workshop for youth ages 15–25. Join us for tips on making wise financial choices for your future! We’ll discuss budgeting techniques and how to cut costs on your everyday expenses.

This FREE virtual event will help you develop a stronger relationship with money and help you reach your financial goals. You can win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of the session! The winner could be you so hurry and register. Spots are limited!

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With the global pandemic and its effects on jobs and the economy, it's more important than ever to have control over your finances. Money and budgeting can seem intimidating and your financials goals may seem unattainable, but learning about the different ways you can save can keep you in charge of your money. It's especially important to start early, establishing solid money management habits from your teens to your twenties and beyond.

3 smart money-management tips

1. Automate what you can
Constantly thinking about saving money can be overwhelming. So make your savings automatic. Keep a separate savings account and check your bank's options to set up a process that automatically moves a predefined amount to it on a monthly or even weekly basis. Some financial experts recommend up to 20 per cent of each pay, when possible.

2. Understand your spending habits
At the end of each month, review your monthly credit card activity. See where you spend most of your money. Do you do a lot of online shopping or have a subscription to a magazine that you no longer read? Being aware of your spending habits can help you identify opportunities to save.

3. Check in regularly
It can be intimidating to review your receipts and credit card activity. But the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

To build strong money-management habits, automate your savings when you can, understand your spending habits and check in regularly. Attending the Personal Finance: I’m in Charge virtual event is a great way to start working on your financial goals.

The Wednesday November 24 workshop generated a lot of interest and we are excited to say that it got fully booked in a matter of days! A few of the registrants even won exciting prizes at the end of the event. Make sure you join our waiting list to be notified of the next one! Please sign up for our waitlist here.




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