Editorial: Take the time to learn about managing finances

Carleton students need to take advantage of the financial information the university offers to minimize the effect of struggling financially in school and the amount of student debt they graduate with. From government-funded programs like OSAP, to GoFundMe campaigns, to working near full-time hours while in school, students are looking to various methods to afford high tuition and other school-related costs. However, this is just one step in paying for university. University students needs to know what to do with the money they have, and how to budget to afford university and graduate with as little debt as possible. This starts with taking advantage of the resources available to them at university. For example, throughout the month of November, the […]

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Financial Literacy Month kicks off at Carleton

November is Financial Literacy Month, and the Carleton Awards Office is hosting a number of events designed to help students get informed about their finances. Throughout the month, the Awards Office will be putting on events such as budgeting workshops and debt and credit management seminars, as well as social media contests. Financial Literacy Month is a nation-wide event co-ordinated by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). “[Being financially literate] means to have the knowledge, the skills, and the confidence to make financial decisions that are appropriate for your own needs,” said Natasha Nystrom, the media relation’s officer for the FCAC. Despite it being in its fifth year, this is only the second year Carleton is officially participating in […]

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