These Two Students Will Make You Better at Money

Don’t Freak Out! wants you to suck less at money, so they’re holding a workshop on July 27.

A few months ago, members of the SLN team went to St. Catharines, Ontario and watched a few hundred students pile into a theatre at Brock University to learn about managing their money and becoming financially literate.

There were a few interesting key speakers, but what caught our attention was that the whole thing was being organized by two current students; Adam Vassallo of Queen’s University and Vincent Atallah of the University of Ottawa.

We sat down with them to talk about their financial literacy summits, what sets them apart, and exactly why they’re doing it.

That was good enough for us. Helping students is what we’re about here at SLN, and if these guys were into helping students better manage their money, their student loans and improve their post-secondary experience overall, then we wanted in.

So we’ve decided to partner up with Don’t Freak Out!

We’re going to help them get the word out to students about their mission, in exchange for helping us to bring you more content about keeping more money in your bank account.

Don’t Freak Out! posts regular financial tips and advice on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page so we recommend following along to never miss any free advice.

Learn How to Master Your Spending 

On July 27, our friends Adam and Vincent from Don’t Freak Out! are running a two-hour lesson on two really important topics; mastering your spending and myth busting the credit monster.

Easy tips to save money fast.

On top of that, these guys will teach you what credit is, how it affects almost every part of your life, what helps and hurts your credit score, and the simple things you can do as a student to get your credit ducks in a row.

A 3-step system to manage your spending.

You’ll also leave with a tried and tested strategy to master and understand your credit score/history, a full belly (dinner is included), and a couple new friends.

We’d love to say everyone can go, but…

There’s a limit to how many people Don’t Freak Out! can host. We have a hunch these’ll sell out fast, so run, don’t walk, to snag your seat.

Tickets regularly cost $50, but we scored you a 50% discount for being an SLNer.

Use the promo code SLN50 to get the deal. It’s at BrightLane, located at 545 King St West, on July 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Kat Lourenco

Kat Lourenco

Kat Lourenco is the SLN employee most likely to write in exchange for tacos. She shamelessly adores teen fiction, homemade soup, and that pop song you’re pretending you don’t like.