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Money fair topics based on all financial matters taught in the financial education program

Are you planning a money fair with the students in your financial education course? Here is a list of topics related to the financial matters taught in the course.

Financial Matters: Consuming Goods and Services

The Consumption Phenomenon

  • How do I avoid being tempted to shop?
  • Understand supply and demand in under a minute.
  • Are the (GST) and (TVQ) taxable?
  • Easy budgeting tips
  • What are taxes for?
  • I want to protect myself. How do I make good purchases?
  • Fixed and variable expenses? How do I budget better?
  • Budgeting apps
  • As a student, do I also have to pay taxes?
  • What are the consequences of working under the table?

Rights, Responsibilities, and Recourse

  • What are my rights as a consumer?
  • How do I avoid getting burned by the fine print?
  • Who protects the consumer?
  • How do I resolve a dispute with a merchant?
  • What are the rights and obligations of merchants?
  • What are the responsibilities of merchants?
  • What is an itinerant business?
  • How do I protect myself against Internet fraud?
  • How do I protect myself against Internet identity theft?
  • What do I do if my banking information is stolen?

Consumer Credit

  • What is credit?
  • What is a credit report used for?
  • Tips for maintaining a good credit report
  • How do I avoid falling victim to the credit trap?
  • When it comes to variable credit, what are my rights and responsibilities?
  • Is declaring bankruptcy the answer?
  • When can I be asked for a deposit?
  • What are my responsibilities to an endorser?
  • Credit: good or bad?
  • How does a credit card work?

The Role of Advertising

  • Advertising: I have style!
  • Advertising: What it’s all about!
  • Advertising: Follow to the law!
  • Advertising: Avoid traps!
  • Advertising: Make me laugh!

Personal Savings

  • Why save?
  • How do I save?
  • Chequing or savings? That is the question!
  • Introduction to RRSPs, RESPs, and TFSAs
  • What do I do with my piggy bank?


Financial Matters: Getting into the workforce

Employment Law

  • What are my rights if I work before the age of 16?
  • Do I get paid breaks and lunch?
  • How much do I get paid for overtime?
  • Do I receive tips?
  • What are the statutory holidays and how much am I paid on these days?
  • Do I get paid vacation?
  • I’m quitting my job. Am I entitled to severance pay?
  • What is psychological harassment?
  • How do I understand a collective agreement?
  • What is a probationary period?
  • What steps do I take to resolve a dispute with my employer?
  • What organization can help me if I have a conflict at work?
  • I take care of children. What are my rights?
  • I work on a farm. Do I have rights?
  • What are the rights guaranteed by the Charter of human rights?
  • Am I exempt from labour standards laws?
  • What are my employer’s duties?
  • My employer is making me wear a uniform. What are my rights?
  • I was injured at work. Do I have rights?
  • Unions: a 10-part explainer.


  • I want to understand my pay!
  • How is the tax on my pay calculated?
  • Do students have to pay taxes?
  • What is the Quebec Pension Plan?
  • Understanding my union dues.
  • Pay equity: Mission Accomplished?
  • What do I do with my pay?
  • Am I well-paid?
  • Do I have the right to employment insurance?
  • Parental insurance plans: what are our rights?

Income Tax

  • What are taxes for?
  • Introduction to taxes
  • Income tax brackets: does it pay to be paid more?
  • Introduction to filing income tax returns
  • How do I file my tax return?
  • My parents and my taxes: who is entitled to what?

Employment insurance

  • Employment insurance-: eligibility criteria
  • Employment insurance-: exceptions
  • Understanding the unemployment rate
  • Understanding the difference between employment insurance and social assistance
  • What is social assistance in Quebec?
  • Against social assistance bias
  • Who is social assistance for?

Work/School Balance

  • Working while going to school: What an advantage!
  • What to watch out for when working while going to school
  • 10 tips for balancing work and school
  • What are the work-study programs offered by financial aid offices?
  • Which employers are certified by the Programme Conciliation étude-travail?

Tax Evasion

  • Inquiry-: tax evasion! (explaining tax evasion)
  • Inquiry-: the repercussions of tax evasion
  • Inquiry-: the repercussions of working under the table
  • Inquiry-: are student jobs tax evasion?
  • Inquiry-: how do I avoid committing tax evasion?
  • Inquiry-: making easy money and avoiding taxes – Be aware!
  • Inquiry-: how to report suspected tax evasion


Financial Matters: Continuing Education

Employment Questions

  • How do I determine what salary I deserve?
  • I receive tips. What do I need to declare?
  • Introduction to job searching
  • Where do I look for jobs?
  • What is ‘commission’?
  • How do I choose the right job?
  • My parents are my employers. What are my rights?
  • At what age can I start working?
  • Introduction to job interviews
  • An Introduction to CVs

School Costs

  • How do I pay for my education?
  • When should I starting think about how I’m going to pay for my education?
  • Introduction to tuition / Tuition: you do the math!
  • Introduction to budgeting / Stress-free budgeting
  • Introduction to RESPs and education savings funds / How to use RESPs
  • Are you ready to pay for school?
  • Do I really need to plan for the cost of my education?

Paying for Vocal Training in Secondary School and Postsecondary Education

  • Do loans need to be paid back?
  • Paying for school, 911!! –
  • Introduction to student loans / Are student loans right for me?
  • Introduction to scholarships / How to get scholarships
  • Introduction to personal student loans / Education and financial institutions
  • How to pay for school if you have no money
  • 10 tips for better planning your studies
  • Is debt-free education possible?
  • How to survive student loan debt
  • Marriage for loans and scholarships: myth or reality?
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