People save for different reasons. For instance, you may want to save for emergencies, or for your children’s education, or for your old age. Having goals for your savings helps to keep you motivated. You sleep better knowing you have some money set aside. Saving accounts earn interest. That means your money is working for you and slowly growing.
This booklet looks at ways you can take your savings further, by investing your money. The potential for returns increases. So does the potential for risk. This booklet explains key investment concepts. It will guide you through the options.
This resource was inspired by Indigenous financial wellness expert and artist Simon Brascoupé, co-creator of our Managing Your Money resource. Learn more about the inception of these resources and our commitment to reconciliation.
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