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Financial Resources for Parents

Because credit cards aren't on the curriculum.


Your child will learn a lot when they head off to college or university. Unfortunately, when it comes to money management, they often learn those lessons the hard way. As a parent, you play a vital role in helping your child develop smart spending and saving habits so they can graduate loaded with knowledge and opportunities, rather than debt.

If you’re looking for a way to start the conversation with your kids, refer to our sections on the left for post-secondary and high school students. And if you want to explore topics that may be of interest to you, here are some articles and tools to get you started. You may also want to check out our Student Survival Guide for information you can share with your kids on how to manage their credit and avoid debt drama.

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Honey, let's get rid of the kids
August 24, 2017

Honey, let's get rid of the kids

Don’t worry, you’re not the only parents having that conversation.

How to build a budget using TrackIt
August 20, 2017

How to build a budget using TrackIt

Managing your money is getting easier. Tools like ATB TrackIt™, which is built into ATB's online banking platform...

The real price of student life in Alberta
August 19, 2017

The real price of student life in Alberta

As a student, money management is important. In the spirit of higher learning, here's some insight.

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