Castlegar Education Fair

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar V1N 2X1 | View Map
Phone: 250-365-9979 | Phone toll free: 1-800-667-1061
Fax: (250) 365-9971 | Fax toll free: 1-800-946-0254

Saturday, June 11, 2016

10:00 – 3:00

BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office

2316 Columbia Ave

These two hour workshops are offered for FREE to you and your family members. Take one or take two.

A light lunch is provided.

Pensions (10:00 – 12:00)

A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan—do you know what type your plan is? Learn to understand the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why it is so important. You will then be given an overview of the various public sector (MPP, PSPP and College) pension plans BCGEU members are in. In addition there will be an update on the changes to the three basic government programs that are currently underway for the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. See how it all ties together to provide you with a more financially secure retirement.

Budgeting 101 (1:00 – 3:00)

Most of us weren't born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, but the good news is budgeting is a skill that anyone can learn. Budgeting 101 is a FREE workshop provided by the Credit Counselling Society of BC and sponsored for members and their families by the BCGEU.

Lunch will be provided

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