A father and daughter mortgage team is giving back to the community by teaching financial literacy to entire families.
“We have really taken a special interest in educating people by hosting various workshops and seminars,” Alisa Aragon of Dominion Lending Centres Casa Mortgage told MortgageBrokerNews.ca. "We are really pleased to be able to inspire adults and the entire family about financial literacy."
Together with her father and business partner, Jorge Aragon, the team aims to educate parents and their children by teaching the financial basics on: saving money, including information on good and bad credit; how credit work; the power of saving a mere 10 per cent of earnings; and other useful tips. Their seminars are based on the EnRiched Academy program that was endorsed by Bruce Croxon and Jim Treliving of the Dragon’s Den.
And the Arogans have taken their initiative one step further by setting up a program for students in B.C. schools.
“We embraced the fact that November was financial literacy month and we hosted a couple of presentations in Vancouver and Surrey,” Aragon said. “But most importantly, we have reached out to high schools in the Lower Mainland and have been doing presentation to students in grade 10 as part of their grade 10 planning class.”
The duo has events planned at various schools through January and February and they plan on continuing to add educational dates throughout the rest of the year.