Financial Literacy Month Week 1:
Start with a Budget
This November, we invite employees across McMaster to take charge of their finances during Financial Literacy Month.
Worries about personal finances are at the top of the list when Canadians talk about their sources of stress. Making a budget is a simple yet powerful tool that gives you not only valuable insights into your spending habits, but also an increased feeling of control and protection from unexpected financial surprises.
It’s worth investing time and effort to improve your financial literacy, and Financial Literacy Month is the perfect time to do it. If you’re not sure where to start, consider attending one of these programs during Financial Literacy Month:
Making Cent$ of Money – Budgeting 101 November 1 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Waterloo Campus
November 7 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Westdale Campus, Mills Library
Financial Wellness Course: See Your Money Differently November 15 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Westdale Campus, Mills Library
Group RRSP Meetings with Desjardins November 20 | Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. | Westdale Campus, McMaster University Student Centre
Retirement Ready Workshop for Pension Plan Members November 25 or 26 | Westdale Campus, Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning
McMaster’s EFAP provides a great resource for counselling, but that’s just one of the supports available through Homewood Health. They also offer a variety of other professional and personal supports including great coaching services related to:
In-person legal advice from a lawyer
As well as a variety of other personal and professional well-being topics