Category Archives: Educated Money

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Taking a Risk on Risk

POSTED BY Tom Hamza

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

POSTED BY Tom Hamza

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!

POSTED BY Tom Hamza

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

POSTED BY Tom Hamza

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

POSTED BY Tom Hamza

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