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The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Budgeting 101

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work.

Actually, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals. Have you ever wondered why some people are so good with their money and others aren’t? Likely someone taught them how to manage their money so they can create the life they want. Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.

However, here’s the good news - budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into six easy steps.

In the Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:

  • • Set SMART financial goals
  • • Understand the components of a budget
  • • Track your expenses and identify areas of change
  • • Plan and pay for irregular expenses
  • • Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
  • • Create a paycheque plan

Presented from Airdrie Public Library
by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society

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