Each One Teach One

Vermilion Credit Union is proud to offer this incredible financial literacy program to our community.  Our trained staff have delivered several learning sessions for various groups and organizations, with fantastic results.  Below is a list of the many topics offered in this program.  If you would like to book a training session for your group or organization please contact us using the link below. 

Session topics: 
  • How to choose the right bank account for your needs
  • How to make interest work for you - not against you
  • Ways to reduce your account and transaction fees
Session topics:
  • What is a budget and why you should create one
  • Tips to help you reach your financial goals
  • Ideas to help you adjust your spending
Session topics:
  • How income taxes are used
  • Why it makes sense to file your tax return even if you don't owe money
  • Benefits available to lower income tax payers in Canada
Session topics:
  • Advantages and disadvantages of credit cards and prepaid cards
  • Important things to look for in a prepaid card agreement
  • How to figure out the real cost of using credit and prepaid cards
Session topics:
  • How to calculate the real cost of "bad" loans
  • Why payday loans and pawnshop loans are a terrible option
  • The real cost of using credit cards and cash advances
Session topics:
  • How to decide what kind of loan is best for your needs
  • How to understand payment terms and obligations
  • How interest is calculated and why it matters
Session topics:
  • Tips to manage your debt
  • When it makes sense to get a consolidation loan
  • The difference between consumer proposal and bankruptcy 
Session topics:
  • Why your credit history matters to you
  • Simple steps to build a good credit score
  • What to do if you need to get yourself out of financial trouble
Session topics:
  • How thieves steal and use your personal information
  • Tips to keep your financial and personal information safe
  • What to do if you're the victim of fraud or identity theft
Session topics:
  • The benefits of using RRSP's and TFSA's
  • How to decide whether to invest
  • The different kinds of RRSP's and TFSA's
Session topics:
  • What an RESP is and how they work
  • How to decide what kind of RESP is best for your family
  • Free money to help grow your RESP
Session topics:
  • What makes a contract valid
  • Things to watch for in a cellphone contract
  • Rent to Own contracts
Session topics:
  • What senior financial abuse is
  • How to recognize if you or a loved one is being taken advantage of
  • Advanced planning tools to protect yourself or loved ones
Session topics:
  • If homeownership is right for you
  • How to plan for homeownership
  • The upfront and ongoing costs of owning a home
Session topics:
  • How a mortgage works
  • The different types of mortgages
  • How to save on your mortgage
Session topics:
  • Choosing a prospective home that's right for you and your family
  • Picking a home that meets your needs now and in the future
  • The difference between buying a new and pre-owned home
Session topics:
  • How to get great professional help when buying a home
  • The roles and responsibilities of your mortgage broker, real estate agent, home inspector and other professionals
  • What to look for - and avoid - when seeking professional home-buying help

Want to book an Each One Teach One Session?  Let us know!

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