’tis the season

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November marks the beginning of Christmas commercials, increased traffic to stores, and Financial Literacy Month (FLM). This year, Credit Counselling Service Sault Ste. Marie and District is happy to be a partner in the Financial Literacy Month initiative.

This year, FLM is looking to start a dialogue around money. Credit Counselling Service of Sault Ste. Marie and District is part of this conversation and is encouraging you to get involved. Each day, Credit Counselling Service is using their twitter account @CC_SSM to tweet out talking points, guide people to valuable resources, and encourage the development of a dialogue surrounding money.

“We will talk about almost anything with our friends and family, but we still view money as a taboo topic of discussion” says Matthew Keenan, Credit and Education Counsellor at Credit Counselling Service of Sault Ste. Marie and District. “It is our hope that this month we can encourage people to open up about money. Especially with their families, one of the best ways to teach our kids and build their financial capability is to engage in honest talks about money, where it comes from, where it goes, and how we actually pay our bills” says Keenan.
Using the hashtags #CMI2015, #FLM2015, and #CountMeInCa Credit Counselling Service, and other agencies across Canada, hope to engage people in the conversation and build financial literacy skills collectively.

This year, Credit Counselling Service is also hosting, in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, a Lunch and Learn at the Centennial Library (Main Brach) from 11:30-12:30 on Monday, November 9th in the program room. This is a free presentation in celebration of Credit Education Week. The focus of the presentation is on building budgets to help you extend your income, and get those things in life that you want. Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.