Financial Literacy on Canadian Finance Blog

Two years ago, I wrote a four part series on Financial Literacy in Canada addressing some of the hot topics in a consultation paper put out by the Task Force on Financial Literacy in Canada.

I am very thankful for this opportunity to voice my thoughts on Financial Literacy, which is an issue I am very passionate about.  More importantly, I am thankful for the opportunity because it was the start of a great professional and personal relationship with Tom Drake.  He has been a tremendous support for all of my online endeavours.

The success of Retire Happy Blog

One year ago, I re-branded my blog from WealthWebGurus to Retire Happy Blog.  It was a smooth transition only because Tom has a skill set that I still don’t really get.  I’ve come a long way but I am not sure I will ever understand how Tom’s brain works.

The success of Retire Happy Blog has a lot to do with Tom Drake.  He does pretty much everything on the technical side so all I have to do is focus on what I like . . . writing.  I’ve said it many times but I will say it again – many thanks to Tom for making Retire Happy Blog as successful as it is.

Moving forward with Balance Junkie

As many of you know, this will be my last regular post on Canadian Finance Blog because Tom and I have entered into a partnership with Kim (Ms. 2 cents) at BalanceJunkie.com.  I will continue writing but my posts will appear at Balance Junkie where I will be sharing my “5 cents” every couple of Tuesdays starting today.

Financial Literacy is important.

My time at Canadian Finance Blog started with a post on Financial Literacy so it seems fitting that end with a comment on Financial Literacy as well.

Thanks to Tom, he has opened my eyes up to a new world of financial literacy on the web.  I am thankful to have met so many personal finance and investment bloggers that have lots of stories, insights and opinions to share with others.  The move to improving financial literacy in Canada needs the blogging community because they represent the perspectives and voice of real people.  Financial literacy is about experience just as it is about products.  It’s about values just as much as it’s about advice.  Financial literacy is about helping the end user more than about the profitability of big corporate product suppliers.

This won’t be my last post on Canadian Finance Blog but it will be the last regular post.  Thanks to all my readers here at Canadian Finance.  I look forward to hearing from you at Balance Junkie or Retire Happy Blog.

Written by Jim Yih

Jim Yih is a Fee Only Advisor, Best Selling Author, and Financial Speaker on wealth, retirement and personal finance. Currently, Jim specializes in putting Financial Education programs into the workplace. For more information you can follow him on Twitter @JimYih or visit his other websites Retire Happy Blog, Group Benefits Online and Advisor Think Box.

4 Responses to Financial Literacy on Canadian Finance Blog

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