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Modules and Topics in the FinLit 101 Program

Module #1: Money Basics and the Economy

  • Topic #1:   Money Basics
  • Topic #2:   Roles of Money
  • Topic #3:   How Financial Institutions Work
  • Topic #4:   How the Economy Works: “The Big Picture

Module #2: Goal Setting and Making Wise Money Decisions

  • Topic #1:   Budgeting and Tracking Expenses
  • Topic #2:   Deciding Between Needs and Wants
  • Topic #3:   Factors Influencing Money Decisions
  • Topic #4:   Advertising
  • Topic #5:   Tips for Wise Decision-Making
  • Topic #6:   Decision-Making: Key Steps
  • Topic #7:   Major Purchases Many People Make

Module #3: Getting Money: Employment

  • Topic #1:   Employment Income
  • Topic #2:   Factors Affecting Employment Income
  • Topic #3:   Possible Benefits Beyond Income
  • Topic #4:   Other Sources of Income
  • Topic #5:   Paycheque Deductions
  • Topic #6:   Career Planning
  • Topic #7:   Tips for Finding a Job
  • Topic #8:   Tips for Preparing a Resume

Module #4: Getting Money: Self-Employment – Are You an Entrepreneur

  • Topic #1:   Are You an Entrepreneur: Quiz
  • Topic #2:   Contributions of Entrepreneurs
  • Topic #3:   The Entrepreneurial Person
  • Topic #4:   The Entrepreneur’s Dozen
  • Topic #5:   Entrepreneurial Opportunities: An Entrepreneur’s Safari
  • Topic #6:   Generating and Evaluating Ideas

Module #5: Spending on Major Purchases

  • Topic #1:   Moving Out and Renting
  • Topic #2:   Education: The Costs
  • Topic #3:   Education: Saving and Paying for Education
  • Topic #4:   Buying or Leasing a Car
  • Topic #5:   Housing
  • Topic #6:   Smartphones

Module #6: Borrowing Money

  • Topic #1:   Why Borrow
  • Topic #2:   Types of Debt and Credit
  • Topic #3:   Cost of Borrowing

Module #7: Getting and Managing Credit

  • Topic #1:   Credit Worthiness
  • Topic #2:   Credit Rating
  • Topic #3:   Advantages and Disadvantages of Credit

Module #8: Putting Your Money to Work – Saving and Investing Money

  • Topic #1:   The Magic of Compounding
  • Topic #2:   Tips for Saving Money
  • Topic #3:   Investing Money: Part 1
  • Topic #4:   Investing Money: Part 2

Module #9: Protecting Your Money and Things of Value

  • Topic #1:   Insurance: An Introduction
  • Topic #2:   Types of Insurance
  • Topic #3:   Avoiding Frauds and Scams

Module #10: Planning for Financial Independence

  • Topic #1:   Planning for Financial Independence: Part 1
  • Topic #2:   Planning for Financial Independence: Part 2

Module #11:  Taxes

  • Topic #1:   Why We Pay Taxes

Module #12: Managing Your Money

  • Topic #1:  Tips for Managing Money
  • Topic #2:  Take Control of Your Money!