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Money Matters, Wheatland Regional Library’s New Fall Series

Information is power during these uncertain times, and with that in mind, Wheatland Regional Library is offering a new fall series, Money Matters.

Saskatchewan professionals will make live presentations via Zoom on aspects of financial literacy to help participants make informed decisions about managing their money. Participants have the convenience of being able to attend free library information programs without leaving home.

Choose which Money Matters topics interest you, and register by sending an e-mail to ProgramManager@wheatland.sk.ca. You will then receive the url to join the meeting(s).

Participants can connect via their computer or mobile device, such as an ipad, tablet or smart phone. A Zoom account is not required if you are joining a Zoom Meeting as a participant. Wheatland Regional Library area residents will be given registration priority.

Demystifying Taxes – Benefits & Credits will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7:00PM. Join Tim Eremondi, from Canadian Revenue Agency Outreach, for a refresher on how to get and keep receiving the benefits and credits the CRA administers such as the Canada Child Benefit, the GST/HST credit, the Canada Workers Benefit, and the Climate Action Incentive. In addition, the Disability Tax Credit will be discussed at the end of this presentation.

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7:00PM, Brian Ludwig, a CPA with his own firm, will discuss Strategies to Minimize Estate Taxes. He will cover strategies to reduce tax on your estate, including trust, joint title, life insurance, donation, capital gains, RRSPs and RRIFs, family business succession, and more.

Anyone who has ever had an idea for business should join Shenuka Wickramasinghe, Manager of Square One, Saskatchewan’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, as she discusses support available for small businesses, and the next steps for your idea. This Business Idea Development Seminar will happen on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 10:00AM.

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management will be offered on Tuesday, October 6, 7:00PM. Brenda Georget, CPA, CMA, Finance and Administration Manager will discuss how to self-assess our personal level of financial fitness and the ten healthy habits of financial management. She will define financial literacy, share some current facts, and finish with how someone might get their financial house in order.

All of us have encountered scams, whether it’s cyber fraud or phone scams, tricksters steal millions from unsuspecting Canadians every year. Audrey McMillan, a CPA with Prairie Agriculture Machinery in Humboldt and her own consulting firm, will define fraud, its damages, and warning signs of victimization through a discussion of some very current, real-life examples. Join this Fraud Protection program on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00PM and get educated to avoid becoming a statistic.

Almost everyone knows someone whose job prospects have radically changed in the past six months. Survive and Thrive: Move ahead financially after losing your job will be offered on Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00PM. Olajumoke Oni, a Senior Financial Analyst with the Government of Canada, who has extensive experience in professional strategic advice will discuss how to take control of finances if you or a family member is facing unemployment. She will discuss budgeting after job losses, how to deal with debt, and other possible options for making a living.

Visit https://www.wheatland.sk.ca/moneymatters for more information.

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