November is Financial Literacy Month and on November 4, 2014, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a woman that has made it her mission to educate Canadians on Financial Literacy, hosted the first ever Use Your Common Cents Day. The event was designed to empower Canadians to use their common sense when it comes to everyday spending and save money as a result.
In the past, I had terrible financial skills and ended up in a lot of debt as a result. It took years of careful money management and credit rebuilding to recover from my initial foolishness, but as a result I am now very passionate about the importance of financial literacy. And I’m also living proof that anyone can bounce back from previous bad money choices and build a better future.