Events, Money Matters

Financial Survival Part II: Tips and Giveaway

What are your tips for financial survival? Send the Family Care Office your tips and be entered into a draw for prizes!

In anticipation of last year’s Financial Survival Workshop, we posted a 5-part series on Financial Survival. These blog posts became an excellent resource for parents who are living on a budget. Student Life at UofT took notice and posted more excellent tips: establishing an Emergency Fund and checking out Get Smarter About Money are just a few examples. We want to hear more of your tips and even your questions!

Please join us in compiling financial survival tips for your fellow students. Simply email us at with your saving tips and your name will be entered for a gift card prize draw! We’ll also share your tips on the Family Care Office Blog and at the workshop.

Here are a few tips from our last challenge, to get you started:

Our FCO blogger, Mari: “If you, like me, need an extra incentive to do something just for yourself, how about this: the Family Care office can pay for childcare while you attend an extra-curricular activity! So go ahead: find yourself a workshop that you’d like to go to and then get the childcare costs covered. Hart House has an inspiring list of fun things you could be doing while your kids are taken care of by your own preferred caregiver!”

Ahmed Abdelrahman: “Checkout, which is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reusing and keeping good stuff out of landfills.”

Joanna Anderson: “Check out coupon websites including:,,,, and

Are there any finance tips you’d like to share?