Covid 19 Update

The library branches will be restricted to 1/3 fire capacity, two metre social distancing, and the wearing of face masks. Proof of exemption is required for those who refuse to wear a mask or face shield. In person programs has been put on hold until further notice. Curbside pick-up is available for those who prefer to have their items brought outside to them in the parking lot.

Online Workshops

Financial Literacy for Adults

Call (780) 639-3967 or email asst_director@library.coldlake.ab.ca to register for these free webinar workshops being run by the CCS (Credit Counselling Society). Each session begins at 6:00 pm and runs for 60 minutes. The Zoom link will be given to you upon registration.

Webinar Descriptions for 2022:

January 26 Holiday Money Hangover: The party’s over, the damage is done and it is hard to remember exactly what happened. This webinar is designed to get rid of the holiday debt and encourage positive action so it is never an issue again.


February 23 Ending the Financial Feud: Love&Money:Participants will learn about each other’s money values, triggers and goals and work together to create a manageable and tension-less plan.


March 30 Planning for Post-Secondary School: This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to postsecondary schooling. Parents will learn how to talk to their teen about money and plan for school


April 27 Looking Ahead to Retirement: Retirement looks different for everyone but what we can all agree on is, no one wants to run out of money when living out our retirement years. So how much is enough? Participants will learn the steps to creating a
financial road map which will lead them to a retirement life they have always envisioned.


May 25 Home Ownership – Are You Ready?: Participants will learn about the costs involved in purchasing and maintaining a home. They will also learn what is required to qualify for a mortgage and decide whether renting or owning is better for them.


June 29 Raising Financially Fit Kids: Parents will learn some easy to implement techniques to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending.


July 27 75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses: Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. Participants will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other.


August 31 Food and Finance: Participants will learn how to create healthy and financially sustainable meal plans and tips on frugal meal plans

 

September 28 Investment Basics – Making The Most Of Your Money: Participants will learn about the basic investment vehicles like, RRSP, TFSA and RESP. They will also learn about investment risks, fees and how to look for investment specialists. This workshop is intended to provide resources and definitions, not investment advice.


October 26 10 Steps to Retire Without Debt: Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.


November 30 Cautious Consumerism: Participants will learn ways to avoid the most common scams and fraud in Canada and what to do if they become a victim of identity theft.


*December 14 Budget Breakers: Participants will learn about the 3 biggest budget breakers (the little expenses, the irregular expenses, and the emergency expenses) and strategies to eliminate them from everyday worry.
*Regular date moved due to holidays