Free Online Courses
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- Once you start, you will have 30 days to complete the course.
Money Mentors’ free online courses are available to everyone. These online courses provide the same great content as our Financial Fitness Classes ― but at the touch of a finger. These courses include: Budget Boot Camp, Credit Cross-Training, Break the Cycle, Tackle Debt, Enrich Your Kids, R & R in Retirement, Fraud Detection & Prevention, Credit & Lending, Financial Planning Closer to Retirement, Holiday Spending Treadmill, Managing Money & Understanding Credit for High School Students and Online Shopping with Confidence.
Budget Boot Camp
What’s the first lesson at boot camp? It’s not a “budget” it’s a spending plan. We’ll not only help you create a realistic spending plan, we’ll help you stick to it too. By creating an effective spending plan and understanding where your money is going, you’ll be able to save for your financial future.
In this course, you’ll learn the difference between needs and wants, why you should set goals, how to track spending, tricks to control wasted dollars, and how to live comfortably within your means. With Budgeting Boot Camp, you’ll have less stress, more balance, and a lot more freedom.
Break the Cycle: Spend Less and Save More
Spending money is something we all do, but did you know that by making a few changes to your spending habits, you can find money to save for your goals?
In this session, learn the top five financial goals needed in every plan, discover ten habits to help you save and explore places within your spending plan to decrease expenses to maximize those savings.
We’ll also provide options for where you can save your money – from RRSPs to TFSAs – as well as additional resources to increase your financial knowledge to get the most out of your money.
If you really want to get into good financial shape, Credit Cross-Training is a must. Whether you're establishing credit for the first time or rebuilding after getting off course, it's important to know how to use this financial tool responsibly and not treat it like cash.
Dealing with credit is just like any other form of spending: it requires a plan, preparation and discipline in order to remain in good shape.
In this session, you’ll learn how to organize your current finances, plan for your application, understand credit reports, build credibility, research the best credit options for your situation, what creditors look for, and how to be a wise credit user.
How to Financially Survive a Layoff
The only certainty in life is uncertainty. Being without work can feel scary and stressful. However, having a financial plan in place before and after unemployment can help minimize the impact.
This course provides financial tips and resources for dealing with unemployment. Topics include: applying for employment insurance, budgeting, managing debt on a reduced income and dealing with creditors. Learn the tips and strategies needed to financially survive a layoff and move forward.
Take the stress out of debt by learning all the options available to pay it down efficiently. In “Tackle Debt,” we’ll explore the true costs of debt and how it works, including ways to find money within your spending plan to put towards becoming debt free, how it works with your creditors as well as legislated options if it is more than you can handle on your own. Tackle your debt today to turn your payments into saving for your future financial goals.
R & R in Retirement
Should you be thinking about retirement now? Whether you're almost there, in the prime of your career, or just started working, the answer is “yes.” With fewer than half of Canadians fully prepared for retirement, the more you plan for your future, the more you'll enjoy the fruits of your labour.
R & R in Retirement teaches you how an effective savings strategy allows your money to work hard so you won't need to later. Discover the pros and cons of RRSPs, the importance of paying off your residence and minimizing debt. Find out how pension plans work and what to expect from government programs. Whether you're 20 or 60, this session will result in a richer, more relaxing retirement.
Enrich Your Kids
As a parent, you want to make sure your children learn the importance of money as early in life as possible. Being “good with money” is a skill that will enhance every area of their financial future.
This course will help you discover how you can teach your children about spending & saving in a fun way, and set them up for financial success.
Fraud Detection & Prevention
Have you ever been a victim of fraud? If not, you probably know someone who has. In this course you will learn what fraud is and how to protect yourself.
You will see how fraud affects individuals financially and emotionally. You will also explore some common types of fraud affecting Canadians, how to spot these frauds and what you can do to protect yourself.
Credit & Lending 101
What are lenders looking for when reviewing a credit application? What things can I do to improve my credit situation and learn how to manage debt better? If these are questions you have asked yourself before, you are not alone.
Although every lender and credit product is different, this course is designed to give you a basic understanding of what factors are taken into consideration when reviewing a credit application.
Holiday Spending Treadmill
Planning for the holidays can be a fun but financially stressful time for many Albertans. In this course we look at tips for managing holiday spending as well as how to take care of debt that may be lingering from previous holidays. Lastly, we look at proactive ways to save and shop for future holidays.
Financial Planning Closer to Retirement
When approaching retirement, one has a better sense of where they are at financially and where they want to be.
Financial Planning Closer to Retirement provides you with the tools, tips and resources needed to help you plan for your retirement, no matter how close it may be.
Managing Money & Understanding Credit For High School Students
This course is geared towards high school students and explores the advantages of good money management and the consequences of poor money management. Students also learn the basics of developing a spending plan and setting SMART financial goals. They explore options for saving money such as GIC’s, RRSP’s and TFSA’s. They are introduced to different methods of borrowing money including credit cards, loans and examine factors that contribute to the costs of borrowing money.
Online Shopping with Confidence
Are you unsure about making a purchase online? How do you know if you are buying from a credible seller? Will your banking information be protected?
This course will look at what to consider when shopping online and what you can do to ensure you have the information you need to get online with confidence.