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November is Financial Literacy & Awareness Month at the Library. A variety of programs, online resources, and book lists have been put together to help you with your personal finance, budgeting, and money. Register on our website to join us online.

Synchronized Financial Planning for Women
Wednesday, November 3, 2:30-3:30pm

With a lens on reinforcing confidence, outcomes and the value of holistic financial advice – this seminar covers five key topics that matter to women:

Wealth Creation
Retirement Optimization
Estate Planning
Business Success
Charitable Giving

Click here to register now! 


Stretching into Savings
Thursday, November 4, 10:30-11:30am

Save more and spend less as this program will help you to:

  • Learn to set savings goals
  • Learn to create a budget to help develop a savings plan
  • Realize that saving and reducing spending often go together to achieve success
  • Learn how to invest savings to achieve savings goals.

Click here to register now!

Simply Successful Investing
Tuesday, November 9, 2:30-3:30pm

Most Canadians need to invest for the future, but millions are losing up to half of their life savings to decades of paying mutual fund fees.

This online program will help you learn investment basics, think long-term and minimize costs.

Click here to register now!


 Know Your Money
Monday, November 15, 10:30-11:30am

Know Your Money will help you gain a better understanding of how to be a good money manager as you learn about different types of income, what to know when opening a bank account, the importance of having a savings goals, and how credit works, including credit reports and scores.

Click here to register now!



 Make Tax Your Hero
Monday, November 23, 10:30-11:30am

Make Tax Your Hero will help you learn about how to file your taxes and where to get help with preparing your tax return. You will also learn the important facts about how the tax system works including the difference between deductions, credits, and benefits.

Click here to register now!

Making Cent$ of Money: Budgeting 101
Wednesday, November 24, 6-7pm

Participants will learn the 7 steps to budgeting which will help them take control of their finances and give them peace of mind.

Click here to register now!

Financial Resources at Your Fingertips 

For more in-depth learning on financial planning, savings, investing, money, taxes, and budgeting, you can visit these two learning databases from the Barrie Public Library website: 

LinkedIn Learning: Provides many training tutorials ranging from a few minutes to hours of tips and advice. That’s what makes it so great - there are in-depth courses if you want to devote time to learning something, or you can do a search and dip quickly into a relevant chapter. Do either of these and you’ve done some e-learning! 

Watch this LinkedIn tutorial to get started today! 

Universal Class: provides hundreds of online courses for continuing education and personal development. Learn at your own pace whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you and get help from certified instructors.

Watch this Universal Class tutorial to get started today! 

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