Book Title: Financial Empowerment

Subtitle: Personal Finance

Authors: Bettina Schneider and Saylor Academy

Book Description: Financial Empowerment is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on personal finance and financial planning using examples and information from Elders, the Canadian financial system, and the economy.

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Book Information

Book Description

The purpose of the Financial Empowerment adaptation is to take an accessible, student-focused, personal finance textbook from the United States and make it affordable and relevant for students in Canada. While many mainstream Canadian personal finance texts provide excellent content in terms of the mechanics of personal finance, they are expensive and not always relevant to the values and experiences of students in the classroom. Many mainstream personal finance texts fall short for Indigenous Canadians and non-Indigenous Canadians alike because they do not speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of their readers. This textbook was adapted in order to motivate a broad range of students to learn about personal finance.

The specific goals of this textbook are:

  1. to help students build a solid understanding of personal finance in order to achieve financial literacy and financial success by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate short and long-term financial change;
  2. to tailor the content for a Canadian audience by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on personal finance and financial planning using examples and information from the Canadian financial system and economy;
  3. to increase accessibility to financial education resources for students and general public alike regardless of where they live or study;
  4. to customize the content for Indigenous students in Canada and address student needs for practical and theoretical knowledge on financial decision-making and financial risk assessment; and
  5. to connect financial literacy with Indigenous Knowledge and history by threading Indigenous perspectives and interviews with Elders and other community leaders throughout the textbook.

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This book was cloned from a source that is no longer available. The source URL was https://financialempowerment.pressbooks.com. This book may differ from the original.

Authors

Bettina Schneider and Saylor Academy

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Financial Empowerment by Bettina Schneider and Saylor Academy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Subject

Personal finance

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Title
Financial Empowerment
Authors
Bettina Schneider and Saylor Academy
Reviewers
Arturo Rubalcava; Randy Linton; Kris Wanner; Karen Duncan; John van den Woude; Jodi Letkiewicz; Jim MacKenzie; and Brenda Spotton Visano
Illustrator
John van den Woude
License

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Financial Empowerment by Bettina Schneider and Saylor Academy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

NSCC Financial Empowerment is adapted from Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People which is a derivative work based on Personal Finance, v. 1.0, an openly licensed textbook adapted by Saylor Academy (2012), licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 3.0 License (CC BY-NC-SA).

The modifications to the original textbook Personal Finance, v. 1.0 are released under the same license and are described in the section “Modifications made to Personal Finance.”

Cover photo: by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Video production for the Elder interviews was provided by Terry Massey, Strictly Social. The Elder videos are the copyright of each interviewee and licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License.

Primary Subject
Personal finance
Additional Subject(s)
Budgeting and financial management, Personal tax, Retirement
Publisher
NSCC
Publication Date
August 31, 2018