Ellen Roseman: On Your Side

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University Of Toronto adult learning courses - Instructor Ellen Roseman

Ellen Roseman is one of the top leaders in Canada talking about your personal finances and money.

Ellen provides courses and seminars on a regular basis. To ensure you receive notice of Ellen's courses, click here, and send her your email and what you are interested in. 

The Smart Consumer: University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, 
May 5 to June 23, 2022. Register here 

What you will learn:

  • Do research on telecom providers and negotiate for the best monthly plans on your phone, Internet and TV services.
  • Learn how to buy or sell a house or vacation property, and protect yourself when signing a contract with a real estate agent.
  • Deal with financial institutions and get the best rates on bank accounts, loans and credit cards, while avoiding pressure to buy extra products or services, such as insurance on loans or credit cards.
  • Deal with retail stores and chains. What is your right to a refund or exchange, especially when buying online? Understand your rights under retailers’ and manufacturers’ warranties. 

This is a remote delivery course: 

You will attend class for 8 weekly sessions on Thursday, 6 to 8 pm, while logged in to the university's Zoom software. The sessions will be recorded for watching later.

Cost: $325 plus HST 


Introduction to Investing: A Workshop, U of T Continuing Studies

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Register here


Get started on investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. You'll learn when to buy and sell, how to assess risk and how to monitor your results. Whether you work with an adviser or invest on your own, you'll know what questions to ask and steps to take to improve your financial future.

What you will learn:


  • Understand the difference between saving and investing.
  • Clarify your investment goals and the expected returns for different types of investments.
  • Learn how to use Canada's income tax system to improve your investing results.
  • Demystify investment jargon.
  • Find out how investment professionals are trained and how they are paid, so you can decide on what you need and which kind to choose.



Session includes one hour for lunch and breaks. Registrants will have the chance to do a quiz and assignment in advance as a basis of discussion. They will receive a guide at the end of the day, containing the class presentations, plus a list of worthwhile books, newsletters and online resources.

This is a remote delivery course:

Attend online with real-time meetings.


Course fee: $225 plus HST.







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Ellen Roseman Podcast

Journalist Ellen Roseman and Canadian MoneySaver Editor in Chief Lana Sanichar interview leaders in personal finance and investing, as well as top bloggers, authors and entrepreneurs in the Moneysaver Podcast.

The goal is to help you save money and increase your assets. Learn how to make smart choices at every stage of your life, safeguard your interests and protect yourself from poor advice.

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I am a director and former board chair of a nonprofit charity,  FAIR Canada, which fights for investor rights. 


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