Announcing The Winner of Our Financial Literacy Scholarship (Fall 2021)

Announcing The Winner of Our Financial Literacy Scholarship (Fall 2021)

Written by Caitlin Wood
Last Updated May 9, 2022

Today we’re happy to announce the winner of our Loans Canada Financial Literacy Scholarship for Fall 2021. Continuing to help Canadian students meet both their educational and financial goals, through our scholarship, is a project the entire Loans Canada team is really proud of.

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that the winner of our Fall 2021 Financial Literacy Scholarship is Kaiden Phillip. Kaiden studies Computer Engineering at Humber College.

Kaiden Phillip

About Kaiden

From an early age, I was always curious about finances however, I never had the motive to learn till high school. My parents challenged me to raise money for school, which lead me turning a hobby into a side hustle. Turning my passion for sneakers into a side business helped me develop crucial financial skills I couldn’t have learned in a classroom. The real-life lessons of patience and discipline are currently helping me budget my finances through my first year of computer engineering. Not only will financial literacy help me throughout college, but it will follow me throughout my career and every finical goal I set.

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Caitlin is a graduate of Dawson College and Concordia University and has been working in the personal finance industry for over eight years. She believes that education and knowledge are the two most important factors in the creation of healthy financial habits. She also believes that openly discussing money and credit, and the responsibilities that come with them can lead to better decisions and a greater sense of financial security. One of the main ways she’s built good financial habits is by budgeting and tracking her spending through the YNAB budgeting app. She also automates her savings so she never forgets to put aside a portion of her income into her TFSA. She believes investing and passive income is key to earning financial freedom. She also uses her Aeroplan TD credit card to collect Aeroplan points so that she can save money when she travels.

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