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Coquitlam teens on Financial Literacy Month: 'Wants' vs. 'needs' vs. savings

Managing finances should be expensed through the 50/30/20 rule, writes this Grade 10 Pinetree Secondary student.
Managing and calculating personal expenses.

November is Financial Literacy Month.

Students from Pinetree Secondary School in Coquitlam share their thoughts about how they want to become "money smart" after recently participating in a financial education course by Edward Jones Canada.

The following submission was written by Shaye Tanaka in Grade 10.

To be a "money smart" teenager in Canada is to have the ability to make knowledgeable financial decisions. 

Being "money smart" is a crucial life skill everyone should develop sooner, rather than later, so that we have the means necessary to be able to get through unpredictable financial events. 

Knowing more financially causes less stress on a person. When one creates better habits early, they continue to follow them throughout life, which leads to more financially responsibility for the future.