New Brunswick's Financial and Consumer Services Commission is hosting Talk With Our Kids About Money Day on Wednesday, April 20. 

Marissa Sollows, senior education co-ordinator with the commission says the intent of the special day is teaching New Brunswick children the tools and skills needed to make sound money decisions.

In addition to contests and free classroom presentations on financial literacy topics, the commission offers free Make it Count! booklets to teachers and parents. The booklet contains lesson plans and interactive activities to help incorporate financial lessons into everyday life and school curriculum. The commission’s Smart Tips eBook also provides tips to explain complex financial topics like debt and compound interest in language youth can understand. Residents can download free copies online. They can also call 1-866-933-2222 for more information.

Talk With Our Kids About Money Day is a national initiative that was launched in 2013 by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. Sollows says, this year, the program will have reached over a half-million parents, caregivers and educators.

Talk With Our Kids About Money

She says the Spend Smart Contest encourages and inspires teachers who are bringing financial literacy into their classrooms.

“For a chance to win $1,000 for their school, teachers across the province are invited to tell us how they are educating students about smart spending and saving,”

The contest closes May 30.

 

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