Get financially primed for life
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 16, 2021 - Get Involved

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Xiaochen Yang knows financial literacy is important to young people.

A local non-profit is kicking off a financial literacy program tonight with members of the public, and early next month it will offer the same lessons to Okanagan College students.

Launch Okanagan is the financial education society that will be offering a five-week program to OC students called Primer for Life. It will give students an opportunity to learn about their relationship with money, consumerism, budgeting, saving and credit.

“It’s important for us as post-secondary students to know how to manage our wealth and educate ourselves on personal finances,” OC accounting student Xiaochen Yang said in a press release. “This is a chance for us to build another skill and give us an idea of how to wisely deal with our incomes.”

Primer for Life will begin on March 2. A new topic is covered each week, and students can choose from two time slots per week to accommodate their academic and work schedules.

“This program was created to provide youth with the financial knowledge and skills they need to feel confident in making financial decisions,” Launch Okanagan executive director Jennifer Robins said. “Workshop sessions are free and there aren’t any financial or income restrictions you need to attend. Everyone is welcome.”

More information about Primer for Life can be found here.

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