Financial Literacy Resources

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Financial literacy topics are wide and varied and there is much to learn.  The resources below have been curated or designed with high school teachers and students in mind and with the goal of sparking curiosity.  Students can’t learn and know everything.  Most adults do not.  But we hope that through exploration of a variety of financial literacy topics, students will be more prepared and feel more confident when facing financial decisions in the future.  And let’s face it, we can learn all about mortgages, but until we need one and go through the process of applying for one, we likely don’t have a true understanding of all its complexities.   We want students to become more familiar (not experts) with a variety of financial topics so that when faced with an important financial decision in the future they can ask good questions and seek out answers from reliable sources.

Preparing for the competition? Explore the resources below to get familiar with the topics that are included in the competition and check out the sample questions and mock competition on our competition site for additional competition preparation and a good example of what students can expect when competing.  If you're looking for a more comprehensive review of financial literacy topics, the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education in partnership with the National Bank of Canada has created FINLIT 101 for teachers and students.  The interactive modules of this course provide a great foundation for our competition. 

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING THIS RESOURCE SITE AND EACH TOPIC WILL BE POPULATED WITH MORE LINKS AND ACTIVITIES OVER THE COMING WEEKS.  PLEASE EXCUSE THE CONSTRUCTION AND COME BACK REGULARLY TO SEE WHAT'S NEW!