FCAC Announces New Research on Financial Decisions and Retirement

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) recently announced the release of new research on the delivery of financial literacy information in Canada. An excerpt: “It is estimated that the average Canadian currently approaching retirement age can expect to live until the age of 86. People who retire at the age of 65, will have to live on their…

MBFLF Co-Chair Receives CCC Award

The Forum’s Sally Massey-Wiebe presented Co-Chair Ainsley Cunningham with the 2016 Credit Counselling Canada Award for her work to promote financial literacy in Manitoba. Ainsley, Manager of Communications and Education with the Manitoba Securities Commission, was a co-founder of MBFLF, and has spent years fostering great knowledge of financial planning and preparedness among Manitobans from…

Be a Money Mentor!

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As adults involved in the lives of our children, we have the opportunity to help them learn about managing money and set them on a track for future financial success. According to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, 78 per cent of parents have tried to teach their children about money and two thirds of them do not feel that they have been successful at it. Trying to start a conversation about money may seem daunting, but it’s not as difficult as you might think, and you can get the conversation started through three key steps: modeling, guiding and practicing.

MBFLF website launches!

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Welcome to the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum (MBFLF) website! The MBFLF is the largest provincial not-for-profit coalition promoting financial literacy and education in Manitoba. Our members are committed to helping Manitobans become financially literate through a wide variety of programs and resources. The support that these organizations offer can have life-altering outcomes for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in making smart, responsible financial decision.