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Financial Literacy: Personal Finance @ Ryerson

This guide provides a general overview of financial literacy, including reading materials, videos and personal finance workshops at Ryerson University.

What Ryerson Offers

RU Debt Free: Free Financial Literacy Workshop Series for Students

There’s no doubt about it – tuition, budgeting and personal finances can be intimidating. The reality is that the more you know and the sooner you know it, the better you’ll be able to understand your own personal finances and prepare for your future.

Financial Basics Workshop (CE)

Work on your budgeting skills, learn how to track your spending, understand how credit products are marketed, manage your debt, compare different saving and investing options, choose a financial advisor, and avoid common financial frauds.

RSU Tax Clinic

The tax clinic is open to all Ryerson students in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGAO). A team of trained student volunteers will help prepare your tax return and file it to the CRA on your behalf.

Personal Finance Articles in the Ryersonian

Articles include a student guide to money, research study on spending habits and money saving tips for students. 

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Courses & Programs

Certificate in Financial Planning

This advanced certificate is designed to build on your background in accounting, finance, or management and may lead you to a professional career as a financial planner.

Certificate in Economics and Finance

This certificate will help students to qualify as Chartered Financial Analysts, Certified Financial Analysts, and/or Certified Financial Planners, to name only three examples of professional designations. The program will also help to prepare students for the Canadian Securities Examination.


FIN 502: Personal Financial Planning

This course introduces a framework of basic principles and the financial planning techniques used in professional practice. Topics include setting goals and budgeting, family life cycle, taxation, insurance, managing credit and debt, home ownership and investment principles and types.

FIN 812: Advanced Personal Financial Planning

This Capstone Course is designed to help students integrate concepts, knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses. Students will demonstrate a range of professional competencies and communication skills through case studies and oral and written reports. Working in groups, students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and demonstrate their mastery of the material by developing a complete financial plan. Lectures will focus on the practical application and integration of all personal finance topics.

AFF 502: Personal Financial Planning

This course introduces a framework of basic principles and the financial planning techniques used in professional practice. Topics include setting goals and budgeting, family life cycle, taxation, insurance, managing credit and debt, home ownership and investment principles and types.