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SISIP opens their doors today to assist military families with their finances

As part of Financial Literacy Month (FLM), SISIP Financial is welcoming military members for a one-day nationwide open house to answer questions and give advice on financial health on Nov. 18.

The open house hours are from 1000 hours to 1400 hours.

The open house gives members and their families a chance to drop by their closest SISIP Office to meet the staff and learn more about the services. Families and members can “Come for cake and coffee and leave with insightful financial tips from your local SISIP Financial experts.”

“Our goal during Financial Literacy Month is to raise awareness and stress the importance of financial literacy among our Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) community. To that end, this One Day Open House will call the attention of participants to all manner of programs, resources, information and services available to help them understand and manage their personal finances, further empowering them to secure their financial prosperity,” said Pierre S. Goulet, SISIP Associate VP, Client Services Delivery.

The event is taking place during the FLM’s Financial Planning Week that runs from Nov. 15 to 21.

SISIP is also holding a FLM Facebook Contest to win one of two iPad minis. The contest runs throughout the month of Nov.

Financial literacy is “having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make sound and responsible financial decisions.” Declared in 2012 by Canada’s Parliament, November is recognized as Financial Literacy Month. Themed “Count me in, Canada,” this year’s FLM focuses on educating Canadians on money management, planning and saving for the future and preventing and protecting against fraud and financial abuse. FLM is organized by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

SISIP Financial, a part of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, serves CAF members and their families to secure financial health. SISIP has 18 offices at major Bases and Wings across Canada to help members plan their financial future keeping their unique situations in mind.

 

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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