Financial Literacy

Our favourite moments of CPFC 2016

By: Maureen Genore on November 24, 2016

The Canadian Personal Finance Conference (CPFC). We went. We learned. We liked. Here are some of our favourite moments from this year’s annual money geek conference!

When we met our fav personal finance bloggers IRL

As a company in the personal finance space that develops content to help Canadians make smart money decisions, we’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of wonderful personal finance bloggers. It was nice to finally put names to Twitter handles!

When Preet Banerjee told us we were hardwired to suck at our finances

For real though. He actually said that in his presentation. A scientific explanation for why most of us just aren’t able to figure out this money thing. I hate it when you’re right, Preet!

When an 8-year old schooled us in taxes

...and RRSPs, TFSAs, and math in general. Not kidding. She was an adorable and brilliant kid who wow’d the whole room with her grasp of financial number crunching. When I was 8, I knew how to build a snow fort.

When it was confirmed that Rob Carrick was the coolest guy ever

Smartest guy in the room and coolest guy in the room? Yep. That’s Rob. Canada’s money voice for the everyman. His Friday night fireside chat was a highlight for us. Biggest takeaway? Challenge financial writers (both of the corporate and blogging variety) to take a firm stance. Even if you’re wrong, it’s important that you actually say something instead of trying to account for every possibility. It’s worse to be safe than to be wrong. Rob, you’re so right.

All in all, we had a blast. Kudos to all of the organizers, speakers, and attendees. Already looking forward to next year!