Educated Money


Taking a Risk on Risk


As this blog is coming together, Investor Education Fund is in the midst of a major campaign to educate Canadians about investing and risk-taking, and it’s already getting positive attention. We’re encouraged by the “echo” to our efforts because The Canadian Money State of Mind Risk Survey 2014 represents a new approach to promoting financial literacy. MORE

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Kids, cash and classrooms


Since the dawn of time, kids have been lobbing tough questions their parents’ way. Where do babies come from? Why is the sky blue? What does a certain colourful slang word mean? And the questions often come with precision timing, too: right when company is over. But this past month, parents may have noticed some new queries in the mix. MORE

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Financial Literacy Czar – Let the Hiring Begin!


We have some good news out of Ottawa this week: The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is officially on the hunt for a Financial Literacy Leader. This position won’t just be a step up for the successful candidate, it could also mean great things for Canadians as a whole. MORE

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Pressing the Senate for Action on Financial Literacy


On February 7th, I made a joint presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce to reinforce the value of appointing a national financial literacy leader. MORE

Celebrating 2012 – Planning for More in 2013


On behalf of our team at Investor Education Fund (IEF), I want to share our best wishes for a happy holiday season and a good start to the new year. For us, 2012 was exciting, positive and productive. Among other … MORE