Money-Saving Gift Ideas
Looking for last minute gift ideas? Here are five great money-saving gift ideas that will help the special someone in your life learn more about money:
Baby on the way – Money towards a long term investment plan for the new baby’s future education needs will surely be appreciated (remember to do a background check on any investment provider). Check out www.canlearn.ca for lots of great information from the government on how to save and prepare for a child’s education.For couples or families – Why not help others have fun and learn something new? Look for money-themed games that encourage financial decision-making and help improve financial literacy. Here are some ideas to get you started:For the older adult – Is there someone in your life who has always wanted to learn more about investing? Consider buying them an enrolment or registration to a personal finance course offered through an unbiased provider, such as a library or post-secondary institution. The ASC offers a Basics of Investing course at Mount Royal University in Calgary and Metro Continuing Education in Edmonton.
- For kids – A piggy bank is a great way to encourage youth to start saving. Look for special piggy banks that have different compartments for saving, donating, investing and spending or buy a set of piggy banks with one designated for each category.
- For teenagers or young adults – Buy an inspirational book on how to get out of debt and start investing. These Canadian titles are a great way for anyone to get started:
Make this the year that you give a different kind of gift that someone will remember. You can’t go wrong with money-themed gifts as they are surely an investment that will pay off for years to come!
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