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Money matters
Money smarts

We all know our money is much easier to spend that it is to earn.

We all work hard to earn our money. So it makes sense to be money smart and learn how to make good decisions when it comes to spending it.

Money Matters | Money Smarts - Consumer Protection Office

Having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions is known as financial literacy. Having financial literacy includes knowing about such things as:

  • making a budget and sticking to it
  • understanding your rights in financial transactions
  • shopping carefully and spending within your means
  • saving instead of borrowing
  • investing wisely
  • maximizing the use of resources (ex: workplace benefits, pensions, tax benefits)

Manitoba is committed to working to promote improved financial literacy through education and outreach initiatives. You can find information on Manitoba's financial literacy resources at http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/literacy/consumer/education_all.html.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: finlit@gov.mb.ca.