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About the Money Project

  

What is The Money Project?

This site is called “The Money Project” because we believe effective money management is a project in everyone’s lives. It is something that we all have to learn more about and constantly work at in order to reap the rewards of responsible money management. Like anything else, practice makes perfect, and practicing solid money management skills is essential to success. It is not always easy to be money smart, but the more you learn and practice, the easier it will be to understand money management and make responsible decisions. 

 



The Money Project is your one-stop-shop for online money management resources. It is a web portal that features financial literacy content for Alberta’s young people (and other interested visitors). It also acts as a hub that will connect you to more online money management resources and tools. 

 



Another purpose of The Money Project is to get you talking about money. We want you to learn and ask questions that enhance your understanding. Connect with your parents or guardians and other people you trust to engage in meaningful discussions about money. Use the information you find here to develop more questions that you want answers to. The sky is the limit when it comes to learning about money management. You will be surprised at just how much you can learn by talking to people.

 



If you like what you’re seeing and hearing, then please spread the word. We want you and all of your friends to make the most of this site. We welcome all of your ideas, too. If you have feedback or ideas to share about how to enhance The Money Project website, please contact us

Who created and funded The Money Project?

The Money Project is a special project of the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation of Alberta – the Alberta CPA profession’s non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting business and accounting education in the province. Funding for this special project was provided by the generous donations of Alberta Chartered Professional Accountants and other charitable supporters through the Paying it Forward fundraising campaign. It has also been supported by a grant from the Government of Alberta Community Spirit program.

 



The Money Project will help to build a solid foundation of sound financial knowledge and skills in Alberta’s young people. The Foundation intends to get youth interested in personal money management, as well as potentially interest them in future careers in accounting.

 



Chartered Professional Accountants have an advantage in delivering financial literacy information and resources because the CPA profession is regarded as a neutral, trustworthy and reliable source for financial advice and expertise. CPAs also have a long history of active volunteerism in the community and a commitment to supporting important, worthwhile causes.

Why financial literacy?

The Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation of Alberta considers financial literacy to be an essential life skill that is crucial to a person's prosperity. It also believes that it is important for young people to learn money management skills early in life, particularly when you consider the context in which we live, where much of the consumer marketing is aimed at young audiences, and where individuals can often easily access credit and have tendencies to generate significant levels of debt.

 



There is a significant need for youth financial literacy education and it is an issue that is resonating with many people and coming to the forefront of discussions across Canada and around the world.

 

 

 



 

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