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Take a look at some of the stories related to CCSAC, money management, debt reduction and budgeting.

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January 3, 2013

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada (CCSAC) has released its annual Scholarship competition. CCSAC is a registered non-profit organization, dedicated to educating youth through financial literacy initiatives.

Scholarship 2013-2014

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November 13, 2012

November is Financial Literacy Month, and Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada (CCSAC) was pleased to participate as speakers at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s Launch event in Fredericton. CCSAC has also been busy working with community groups and grade 4 classes this Financial Literacy Month.

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October 27, 2012

Credit counsellor warns public on debt settlement companies

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September 24, 2012

Bad spending decisions have immediate and long-term implications

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September 20, 2012

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.” If it weren’t for those words inscribed on the wall, visitors to Richard Cooper’s Markham, Ont., offices could be forgiven for thinking they’d wandered into a management consulting firm. But those who deal in debt have their own lingo, their own humour—and Cooper understands that Benjamin Franklin quotation better than most. His business is helping creditors and debtors forget.

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January 17, 2012

Consumers are on debt over-load, there are numerous ads that offer instant cash or immediate debt relief. Every day there is a new product to answer your borrowing needs and not to mention the constant warnings we are receiving on our personal and government debt. What is a consumer to do?

 For more information, click on the link below.
 
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October 31, 2011

Financial Literacy means “having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.” (Task Force on Financial Literacy) Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada (CCSAC) is pleased to announce that Jody Carr, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development will speak at our Financial Literacy Event – Donate to Educate on Thursday, November 3, at the Lily Lake Pavilion in Saint John from 6-9pm. For more info, click on the link below.

It's Financial Literacy Month in Canada

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September 27, 2011

Financially Fit for the Holidays

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada (CCSAC) will be offering FREE presentations to prepare consumers for the holidays. These presentations take place the first week of November and are open to the public. Please join us!

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June 6, 2011

Starting on June 12th, 2011, Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada (CCSAC) will be hosting the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Charlottetown for Credit Counselling Canada  (CCC), the association for not-for-profit credit counselling agencies from across Canada.

CCS of Atlantic Canada to host credit counselling from across the country

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May 30, 2011

For those that are waiting for their tax refund to come in, Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada has some advice for you to think about.

As we all know, a tax refund is never a guarantee. Decisions we make during the year can impact the likelihood of having a refund, but when we do get that refund, there is a feeling of relief and excitement. Now the question remains, what should I do with the money I receive?

What to do with that tax refund

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March 21, 2011

There are all kinds of statistics out there on Canadian Household debt. It has been changing day by day, month by month, and even when it improves, the message is still cautionary. Debt is an extremely personal subject. No one case is ever the same.

Why seek Credit Counselling

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February 14, 2011

 The Task Force on Financial Literacy Report

Financial Literacy means “having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.” (TFFL Report, p.10) 

TheTask Force on Financial Literacy (TFFL) has released their Report of Recommendations on Financial Literacy. Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada was fortunate to be invited to present at three of the consultations that were held in 2010. 

Date News
January 26, 2011

Join one of CCSAC’s credit counsellors the week of February 21st, 2011 for Budgeting 101; click on the link to find the location nearest you!

CCSAC Community Presentation Listing

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January 17, 2011

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada (CCSAC) has released its annual Scholarship competition. CCSAC is a registered non profit, charitable organization, dedicated to educating youth through financial literacy initiatives.

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November 15, 2010
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October 4, 2010

Financially Fit for the Holidays

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada (CCSAC) will be offering presentations to prepare consumers for the holidays. These presentations take place the first week of November and are open to the public at no cost to those attending. Please join us!

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September 8, 2010
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May 3, 2010

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada presented to the Task Force on Financial Literacy issues facing Atlantic Canadians in regards to understanding their finances. CCSAC presented in Halifax (April 20), Charlottetown (April 21) and Moncton (April 21). All three presentations lasted 5 minutes, followed by a 10 minute question and answer session from the presiding members of the Task Force.

 
Here are the 5 minute presentations:
 
 
 
 
 
Some of the coverage we received:
 
 
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April 8, 2010
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March 12, 2010

St John's community presentation to be held at the AC Hunter Library on Thursday, March 25 from 7 to 830pm. The session is offered at no cost to the public.

Please call 1-709-737-3950 to register.

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February 23, 2010

The Government of Canada has put together a national task force dedicated to Financial Literacy.

This task force will be holding consultations across Canada and will present advice and recommendations to the Minister of Finance on a National strategy.
 
Click on the link for more information Financial Literacy Consultation
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February 10, 2010

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada will be offering presentations on Budgeting 101 to the public at no cost to those attending. For more information, click on the link below.

Budgeting 101 Presentations

Date News
February 8, 2010

Want to squeeze more out of your budget?

CCSAC is hosting Budgeting 101 presentations in your community. By attending, you will receive:

  • Tips on Budgeting
  • Tips on Managing Debt
  • Tips on Saving

...and best of all, it's offered at no cost to you!

Click on the link to learn more and find a presentation near you. Budgeting 101 Presentations

 

Date News
January 13, 2010

Learning financial skills is crucial to future financial freedom.  Since 2004 Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) has awarded $71,000 to students across Atlantic Canada.  With several $1,000 scholarships available annually, we continue to provide students with the tools to minimize their post-secondary debt and to use credit wisely. Our scholarship is released in January of the following year that it is awarded.

CCSAC Scholarships are open to residents of Atlantic Canada (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program in the up-coming academic year. Applications are accepted in both French and English. The scholarship recipients will be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment.

Click here for more information on how you can apply.

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