Cranbrook Education Fair

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

BCGEU East Kootenay Area Office, 46-7th Avenue South, Cranbrook V1C 2J1 | View Map
Phone: 250-426-5459 | Phone toll free: 1-800-667-1203
Fax: (250) 489-4700 | Fax toll free: 1-800-946-0253


Sunday, June 12, 2016

10:30 – 3:30

BCGEU East Kootenay

46 – 7th  Ave S

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 (10:30 – 12:30)

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 (1:30 – 3:30)

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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