Financial Literacy in Canada – A Creditaid Commitment

Understanding basic financial principles and practices is an essential ingredient to every household’s financial stability. Financial stability in Canadian households leads to financial stability for the nation as a whole. It was in recognition of this fact that the Minister of Finance created the Task Force on Financial Literacy in 2009.

The purpose of the task force was to determine ways to strengthen and enhance financial literacy, or understanding, among Canadians. One of the means the task force utilized for gaining input regarding solutions for improving financial literacy was to request input from Canadian individuals and organizations involved in the area of finance. Because of Creditaid’s commitment to educating and training Canadian individuals and households on proper financial management, we were happy to contribute our input to the task force. Click here to visit their website and learn more.

Helping families understand how the credit system works and how to manage their finances wisely is one of Creditaid’s highest priorities. When we meet with people, they often are not fully aware of how they ended up in the financial crisis they are in. If we can provide people with the understanding and the tools to manage their finances properly, before they get in debt, we are happy to that.

Creditaid is here to provide answers to those with questions about credit and help for those with credit problems to resolve them. We are committed to helping Canadians and we’re here to help you.

Digging Your Way Out of Job Loss Debt

Losing a job is one of those unexpected circumstances that can put our finances out of balance. Even when you have some notice that a job is coming to an end, you still have to deal with the uncertainly of how long you will be without work. When these two unknown factors are combined, they can make financial management very difficult.

We all want to approach difficult circumstances with a positive and hopeful attitude. The same is true when we have a job loss. Unfortunately, that hopeful perspective can sometimes mean that we finance many items with the use of credit cards, with the assumption that we will soon be working again, and able to pay off the credit card charges. If our time without work stretches out longer than we expected, we can easily find our debt growing out of control.

Interest on unpaid balances on credit cards accumulate very quickly. If payments are missed, those interest rates can increase and have penalties added to them besides. Before you know it, what seemed like a manageable amount of debt has turned into an intimidating mountain.

The good news is that the mountain doesn’t need to keep growing. There is a way out. Even if you are still without a job, we can help you bring your debt back under control. Contact us for your free initial consultation with one of credit counselors. We are here to help.