M.P. promotes financial toolkit

Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, encourages constituents to investigate a new resource

  • Oct. 7, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Ottawa – Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, encourages constituents to investigate a new resource that will help them make sense of the everyday financial questions that they face.

“Your Financial Toolkit will help Canadians become more capable and confident financial consumers,” said McLeod.

The resource is divided into 11 modules and includes worksheets, quizzes, questionnaires, tools, calculators, educational videos and case studies that give Canadians the option of completing the whole program or to easily select the topics in which they are the most interested.

They can also use its self-assessment tool to find modules and tools that are useful for them.

The modules presented are: income, expenses and budget; banking; saving; credit and debit management; mortgages; insurance; investing; income taxes; retirement and pensions; financial planning and fraud protection.

Your Financial Toolkit is available free of charge online or in paper format. A printed copy may be ordered by contacting the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada directly at 1-866-461-3222 or by visiting the website: itpaystoknow.gc.ca.


“I believe that Your Financial Toolkit is great way for Canadians to increase their financial literacy, enhance their personal well-being and strengthen our financial system as a whole,” concluded the Kamloops-Thompson-Shuswap Member of Parliament.



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