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Thursday, February 23 • 11:40am - 12:40pm
How to teach financial literacy

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At some point in your adult life, you may have experienced the harsh consequences of poor money management. It could be when you fell behind on rent payments or got in over your head with credit card debt. If we want youth to avoid those same pitfalls, then we need to start teaching financial literacy sooner rather than later.

Research, including influential work by David Whitebread and Sue Bingham of the University of Cambridge, suggests that many of our financial habits are set by age 7. If good habits aren’t formed early, it becomes harder and harder to point your offspring in the right direction.How, then, do educators teach the value of a dollar and other key financial lessons? Here are some basic steps teachers can take immediately to put them on the right path. This is part of the new curriculum this session.

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Melissa From

President & CEO, JA Southern Alberta
Melissa From is the President and CEO of JA Southern Alberta, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching youth about business, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. In addition to a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina, Melissa holds a Certificate... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 11:40am - 12:40pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-913B
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