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GPWL948 - Managing your Debt (Financial Skills for the Real World)

This workshop will cover the ins and outs of credit cards, various types of loans, and the benefits of debt consolidation. You will learn how to select the best credit card given their specific circumstances, various options open to you to repay your student loans, and how lines of credit work. Various types of debt such as standard loans, HELOCs, and payday loans will also be reviewed. Finally, we will go over various strategies to help you pay off your various debts.

Note: This workshop is also relevant for international students & newcomers to Canada, as it covers many of the basics about the different types of credit instruments available to you.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn about different types of debt (credit cards, standard loans, lines of credit, and payday loans).
2. Acquire strategies to pay off your debts more effectively (debt consolidation, snowball method, and debt avalanche method).

Students attending the Budgeting & Expense Planning, Managing Your Debt, Credit Scores & Identity Theft, and Introduction to Investing sessions in full will receive an official FCAC workshop participation certificate.

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Alex Gavrila.

Alex is pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience and is interested in risk taking, behavioural economics, as well as financial, scientific, and social policy reform. He is a Director at the Science & Policy Exchange and the Montreal Chapter Coordinator for the Institute of New Economic Thinking's Young Scholars' Initiative.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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