FCNB supports the financial well-being of New Brunswickers with free, unbiased and reliable information on a variety of financial literacy topics through our in-person and virtual presentations. We offer workplace, classroom and community presentations that cover financial literacy topics from budgeting and investing to fraud prevention. Book yours today!
All of our presentations are available in French or English and all resource material has been created in both official languages.
- What is crypto?
- Risks associated with buying or trading crypto assets
- Ways to protect yourself from investment scams involving crypto
- Why invest?
- Risk tolerance
- An overview of four main types of investments (aka: asset classes)
- A look at mutual funds, the most common investment product in NB
- Mutual Fund fees
- How to read a “Fund Facts” document.
- Working with a financial professional.
- What is self-directed investing?
- Potential benefits and risks of investing on your own.
- Questions to ask yourself before diving into DIY investing.
- Other options to consider.
- Women and finance
- What is financial resilience?
- Breaking down barriers
- Taking control of your financial future
- Developing good spending and saving habits
(Adapted towards older adults, newcomers or general population, depending on the audience)
Frauds and scams come in many different forms, so they can sometimes be difficult to spot. Attendees will be able to protect themselves by learning about:
- common types of frauds and scams
- spotting the red flags of fraud
- recognizing signs of financial abuse
- reporting frauds and scams
Financial exploitation of older adults is the most common form of senior abuse in Canada. Sadly, it can be difficult to identify or recognize. This presentation will help attendees learn more about:
- What is financial exploitation?
- Understanding vulnerability and primary risk factors
- Common warning signs financial exploitation
- Ways to stay engaged and avoid social isolation
- The importance of estate planning
- Appointing a Trusted Contact Person
- Seeking help for financial abuse
- Values, goals and plans
- Smart spending tips
- Using credit wisely
- Why budgets don’t work: Common reasons why budgets fail and how to make budgets work for you.
- Why budget: how a budget can help avoid common financial mistakes, prioritize our spending and save for what matters most.
- Building your budget: 3 steps to building a budget that works.
- Cutting back and spending smart: reducing spending, paying down debts and saving for the future.
The topics and activities are chosen based on the grade level and age of the students. Each presentation runs typically from 45mins to an hour, depending on the school period schedule.
Each teacher also receives our free Make It Count Guide which is designed to offer lessons and activities that correspond directly to the curriculum outcomes for the province. There is a guide at the back of the book that matches the lesson to specific outcomes across a variety of subjects including math and social studies as a few examples.
Covers the basics of what is money, did we always have it? where do we get it? The difference between needs, wants and values as well as the GISS method of spending and saving money, (Giving, Investing, Saving and Spending) is also covered in this presentation.
Covers how kids can be influenced by social media and their peers as well as the importance of needs vs wants and being aware of #FOMO, (Fear of Missing Out). We also discuss alternate methods of payment like debit cards and credit cards, how they work and the pros and cons of each. Finally, we cover the GISS method at this grade level as well.
Primarily focus on the importance of budgeting and smart spending along with the appropriate use of credit cards in the hopes of preparing them for entry into young adulthood.