Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) Financial Literacy contest winners are Chris Hornby and Brycen Meyers, says Melody Newcombe.
Hornby wrote a wonderful six-page essay on how to budget from childhood to retirement, Newcombe says.
Her prizes are a year’s free chequing account, and a safety deposit box and a great book 397 Ways to Save by Kerry K. Taylor.
Brycen Meyers created a fabulous drawing of a planned future for himself, owning a toy store, a home of his own and a car so he can get around, Newcombe says. “Brycen showed great imagination in his drawing and who wouldn’t like to own a toy store.”
Brycen’s prizes are a youth savings account with an opening balance of $10 and the board game Canada-opoly.
“Our goal in putting on the contest was to get everyone thinking about how important it is to keep up our financial literacy skills while having fun,” Newcombe says.
“We use our literacy skills in everything we do from what groceries we buy to how we save money.”
She says CCPL and Kirsten Stark, the financial literacy co-ordinator thank everyone who entered the contest.
Stark says taking time to make small changes with how we manage and understand money can have great impacts on how we live.
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“We also have some wonderful volunteer opportunities,” Newcombe says.
She says CCPL also appreciates CIBC and the Royal Bank of Canada in Williams Lake for donating the banking prizes.