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Figuring On Skills

Family Literacy Day Jan 27 includes managing money

By Tashon Ziara, Abbotsford, PCU


ust 15 minutes spent doing a fun activity together every day is all it takes to improve literacy skills; thatís the recommendation of ABC Life Literacy Canada, the organization responsible for initiating Family Literacy Day, which is celebrated across Canada on January 27.


The activity could be creating a story together with each family member taking a turn to make up a sentence; it could be telling knock, knock jokes to one another while clearing up the dishes; or even searching online together for fun places to go on an outing in your community.


Literacy isnít just about reading and writing though, it also includes important life skills like learning to manage your money. To make financial literacy more fun, a group of Humanomics credit unions recently came out with a Build Your Money Skills workbook which contains enjoyable activities for families to do together.


Activities in the booklet teach kids about setting savings goals, making good spending choices, understanding the difference between wants and needs and making a plan to save for what they want.The workbook is free to download from the Humanomics website.


About Humanomics

Ensuring youth and young families are equipped with the knowledge to manage their finances is a primary focus of Humanomics and the four credit unions (Credit Union Atlantic in Nova Scotia, and Coast Capital, Prospera Credit Union and Sunshine Coast Credit Union in BC) believe that speaking to children about their finances today will help them achieve a better tomorrow.


About Prospera Credit Union

Building onmore than 65years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative with operations from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a full service financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, we serve our members through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking; and a locally-based contact centre. Through our membership in The Exchange network, our members enjoy fee-free access to more than 2,300 ATMs across Canada.


Making life better for everyone is important to us at Prospera. With an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our communities stronger, Prospera makes a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members and our communities. To learn more, check out our YouTube channel and Facebook page or visit our newsroom online at



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