FCAC's 'Financial Ed' Tools: Moneybelt and The City


The federal government's Financial Consumer Agency of Canada actually offers two financial education web portals.

Debt 101 generally prefers government agencies and (truly) independent non-profits as sources of financial education, and FCAC has some really useful tools here. Check them out below!


The MoneyBelt


The MoneyBelt is open to anyone but was especially designed to teach money and finance skills to Canadians aged 15 to 29. There's not much depth in some areas yet but you'll find quizzes, lots of resource links, and plenty of finance terms in The MoneyBelt's Dictionary - topped off by entry to this interesting portal: "The City."

So see how the FCAC makes finance relevant and easier to understand in The MoneyBelt...



The City

The City (noted above) is definitely worth checking out. It's an online curriculum system developed as a collaboration between by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC). A Securities Commission oversees stock exchanges, so has an interest in investment.

The City uses stories and interactive modules to teach you basic financial skills. It's tailored to Canada, so it's relevant. And the learning is easy: give this a 5-star won't-strain-your-brain rating. Which makes it an especially good choice for finance-phobics!

Enter The City...