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Oakville Neighbours Magazine - Toast of the Town
Encourages financial literacy through her children's book series M is for Money
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Oakville Culture Guide Spring/Summer 2019
Open a FirstOntario Free Chequing Account and receive the first 3 books in the ‘M is for Money’ Collection Series.
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August 2018 - M is for Money - URBANICITY Hamilton
What else can be said about Teresa Cascioli that hasn’t already been said? She’s an entrepreneur, former CEO, philanthropist, and now you can add author to her vast resume of accomplishments.
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March 25, 2018 - Kids and their cash
Financial habits start young, so financial outreach to the grade-school crowd should be a key mandate of every credit union. These case studies showcase three credit unions — from small to large — and their distinctive approaches to connecting with primary school-aged kids.
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March 2018 - Hamilton Biz - First Ontario Credit Union has joined forces with Teresa Cascioli
First Ontario Credit Union has joined forces with Teresa Cascioli in a new initiative to promote financial literacy concepts to young children.
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March 6, 2018 - Money talk: Educating kids about financial literacy
Teresa Cascioli mastered the ins and outs of personal finance early in life, thanks to some help from her mom and dad. But not everyone is equipped with the necessary tools to have that conversation with their children, nor do they have the time to learn, the Hamilton business legend and philanthropist recently told The Spectator.
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Bold women share their stories for International Women's Day
March 5, 2017 - Teresa Cascioli talks success, Rosemary Hale honoured at Women in Niagara luncheon
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Hamilton Spectator, Monday, August 15, 2016
Business legend and author Teresa Cascioli's book series "M is for Money: A Kid's Guide to Financial Literacy" has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval.
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M is for Money® Wins Parent Tested Parent Approved™ Seal Of Approval
(TORONTO) August 9, 2016 - Teresa Cascioli, author and founder of publishing company, Tess Creative Inc. is thrilled to announce that her book series M is for Money® - a kid’s guide to financial literacy® has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA™ ) Winner’s Seal of Approval.
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Mac Sick Kids, Hamilton - Insider Newsletter March 2016
Supporter of McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation Authors Financial Literacy Book Series
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St. Joseph's Hosptial, Hamilton March, 2016 Connections Newsletter
Giving is Great by Teresa Cascioli. Teaching the Next Generation of Philanthropists.
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City Parent Education Guide 2016
Teaching money literacy to children
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Panoram Italia Magazine - December issue - Children's Financial Literacy
December 7, 2015 - Cascioli speaks on kids and money
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Hamilton Spectator - Small comforts add up for St. Joe’s moms and babies
December 3, 2015 - Author Teresa Cascioli donates $450K to St. Joseph’s Hospital Hamilton to care for Moms & Babies
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New book series by Oakville author teaches money matters to kids
November 28, 2015 - Oakville Beaver features Teresa Cascioli on the topic of financial literacy
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Kids' financial literacy on tap for beer pioneer
November 17, 2015 - Toronto Star Columnist Ellen Roseman writes about M is for Money
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In time for Financial Literacy Month, M is for Money books 4, 5 and 6 launch
(TORONTO, ON) November 5, 2015 – Just in time for financial literacy month, M is for Money launches Books 4, 5 and 6.
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SNAPd Woodbridge - November, 2015 Edition
Teresa and Rachel attended the Canadian Italian Business Professionals Association Education Night and signed M is for Money books.

SNAPd Burlington - November, 2015 Edition
Teresa and Rachel visited Indigo Burlington to sign books for new M is for Money book fans.

SNAPd Hamilton - October, 2015 Edition
Teresa and Rachel visited Chapters in Ancaster to sign books for new M is for Money book fans.
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Calgary Sun - Cool Stuff
September 24, 2015 – M is for Money is featured as a "Cool Stuff" item
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You're never too young to start saving
September 17, 2015 - McMaster Alumni Teresa Cascioli featured in McMaster Times for M is for Money book series.
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Canadian entrepreneur Teresa Cascioli launches first all-Canadian children's financial literacy book series M is for Money®
(TORONTO, ON) September 14, 2015 - Today, Canadian entrepreneur Teresa Cascioli launched the first all-Canadian children's book series on the topic of financial literacy entitled M isfor Money.
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The Hamilton Spectator - Teresa Cascioli's new passion is financial literacy
September 12, 2015 - Teresa Cascioli discusses her book launch with local hometown newspaper writer; Steve Arnold.
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Television

Television


March 23, 2018 - RAI International TV - Community Leaders
Teresa Cascioli, an entrepreneur of children's books, also deals with solidarity.
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March 7, 2018 - Financial Literacy and 1Awards
The seventh annual 1 Awards competition is getting underway, a chance for local entrepreneurs to be recognized. To tell us more, Doug welcomes back FirstOntario Credit Unions James Lefebvre.
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February 22, 2018 - CHCH Morning Live - Money Talk
FirstOntario Credit Union is partnering with Canadian entrepreneur and author Teresa Cascioli to lead a campaign in support of the Children’s Financial Literacy in Ontario.
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February 2, 2018 - City Matters Cable 14
Well-known Hamilton entrepreneur Teresa Cascioli has written a series of books called M is for Money and she has partnered up with FirstOntario Credit Union to help reach more kids.
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Creative money-themed Christmas gifts for kids
December 9, 2015 - CityLine features M is for Money as a Christmas gift for kids (0:00-1:20)

Kids and money management - Breakfast Television Calgary
October 26, 2015 - Teresa appears on Breakfast Television Calgary

CTV Ottawa Morning Live: M is for Money
October 5, 2015 - Teresa Cascioli on CTV Ottawa Morning Live
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Global News, Morning Show
September 9, 2015 - Teresa Cascioli speaks on the importance of financial literacy on Global News, Morning Show.
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BNN - Get 'em started young: financial literacy for kids
September 8, 2015 - Teresa Cascioli appears on BNN to discuss the importance of financial literacy at a young age.
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CHCH Television - Morning Live
September 2, 2015 - Teresa introduces the M is for Money book series
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CBC Amanda Lang - The Exchange - TV appearance
August 28, 2015 - Teresa Cascioli live on "Amanda Lang - The Exchange"
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Online

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September 25, 2018 - McMaster University Appoints Teresa Cascioli as Industry Professor
Two global business leaders with deep ties to McMaster University have joined the DeGroote School of Business as industry professors. Teresa Cascioli, BCom ’83, and Alfredo Tan, MBA ’01, have begun three-year terms with the school, and will help further DeGroote’s commitment to innovation in business through 2021.
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A celebration of Italian-Canadian women
In honour of woman empowerment and equality, The Italian Contemporary Film Festival is proud to present a one day event that honours the Italian-Canadian woman in Ontario. There will be a Q&A session with successful Italian-Canadian women, followed by a screening of Michele Placido’s film “7 Minutes,” which is based on true events.
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February 5, 2018 - Niagara This week - Book giveaway aims to teach kids about money
FirstOntario Credit Union has teamed up with Hamilton-based business leader and author Teresa Cascioli to connect with kids and talk money. A new campaign launched in late January takes aim at financial literacy in children, doling out Cascioli’s M is for Money books to young account holders.
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February 2, 2018 - Canadian Mortgage Broker - Future depends on debt reduction
Entrepreneur and author Teresa Cascioli is penning a children’s book series called M is for Money, and she’s partnered with FirstOntario Credit Union to distribute it to customers at its 32 Golden Horseshoe branches.
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January 23, 2018 - FirstOntario Credit Union Partners with Teresa Cascioli and M is for Money® to lead finacial literacy campaign in Ontario
FirstOntario Credit Union is partnering with Canadian entrepreneur and author, Teresa Cascioli and M is for Money®, her nine book financial literacy series, to lead a campaign in to support children’s financial literacy in Ontario. Anyone who opens a new account for a child up to the age of 10 at any one of FirstOntario’s 32 locations will be rewarded with M is for Money books.
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July 1, 2017 - Canadian Business Journal - July Issue
The first all-Canadian book series on financial literacy for children ages 5-9 with author Teresa Cascioli.
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April 3, 2017 - Expert tips on how to make "the money talk" painless for your kids – and you
For some parents and kids, "the money talk" is even more dreaded than "the sex talk." Think about how often you sit down for a chat about money with your children. If you don't – it's time to, say financial experts.
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February 23, 2017 - CBC News - Lessons the Tooth Fairy Can't Teach
Giving children an allowance can help instill positive money habits, financial experts say. At a time when Canadians are carrying record loads of debt, that can be invaluable.
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Financial Literacy eLearning for Kids
Toronto, November 4, 2016 - Are we teaching our children the lessons that will help them grow into healthy, prosperous and happy adults? To mark Financial Literacy Month, Vubiz has partnered with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Teresa Cascioli, award-winning entrepreneur and author of the M is for Money books, to launch a ground-breaking series of online lessons focused on financial literacy and business skills…for kids.
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Top 3 Tips for taking on industry giants: be ready, be armed, be brave
Taking on industry giants when you are just a "little guy" can be a daunting proposition. Do we dare launch a new brand that will compete directly with them? They have far more resources than we do. Will we survive an attack?
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M Is For Money® Wins Parent Tested Parent ApprovedTM Seal Of Approval
(TORONTO) August 9, 2016 - Teresa Cascioli, author and founder of publishing company, Tess Creative Inc. is thrilled to announce that her book series M is for Money® – a kid’s guide to financial literacy® has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPATM) Winner’s Seal of Approval.
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City Life - Teresa Cascioli – The Birds And The Fees
April 5, 2016 - A new book series allows one of Canada’s most successful women to give your kids the other “talk” (the one about dollars and cents).
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CIBPA Women in Business - International Women's Day 2016
Teresa speaking at International Women’s Day 2016 Event

How to turn budgeting into a bedtime story
October 5, 2015 - How to turn budgeting into a bedtime story - National Post
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Teresa Cascioli Supports McMaster Children’s Hospital with "M is for Money" Song
September 25, 2015 - Nickels and Dimes Song proceeds go to charity
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CBC Ontario - Tweets about M is for Money September 16, 2015

McMaster University features the M is for Money book series as well as an author profile in some of their online publications and on their website. Take a peek below:

DeGroote School of Business: Teresa Cascioli, BCom ’83: M is for Money
September 4, 2015 - When Teresa Cascioli, BCom ’83, came up with a concept for a children’s book series she did what any entrepreneur would do: she started a publishing company, hired an up-and-coming talented illustrator, teamed with a Canadian distributor, sought savvy publicity partners, trademarked her brand and got down to business.
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Here are a few articles from the McMaster Alumni Author page:
http://alumni.os.mcmaster.ca/s/1439/index.aspx?sid=1439&gid=1&pgid=415
http://alumni.os.mcmaster.ca/s/1439/index.aspx?sid=1439&gid=1&pgid=4442
 
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Teresa speaks with 900CHML
April 7, 2018 – Teresa speaks with 900CHML


Teresa and FirstOntario talk financial literacy for kids
AM900 CHML - January 29, 2018 - FirstOntario Credit Union has partnered with a local entrepreneur and author to lead a campaign to support children’s financial literacy.
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Teresa speaks with 900 CHML's Scott Radley
October 19, 2016 – Teresa speaks with 900 CHML's Scott Radley on the importance of financial literacy in schools. Click the play button below to listen.


A well known member of the Hamilton community has an important book coming out
December 1, 2015 - Teresa Cascioli chats with Scott Radley on the topic of kids and money.
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How to talk to your kids about managing money
September 16, 2015 - Cascioli speaks to CBC Radio about talking to kids about managing money
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Leadership Tips for Women Entrepreneurs
No-one knows better than Teresa Cascioli about leadership. Teresa is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeport Brewing. She took bankrupt Lakeport to a successful income trust IPO and subsequent sale to its biggest competitor despite never having run a corporation before.
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Five Fun Ideas to promote Financial Literacy in Your Kids - Yummy Mummy Club
The approach I take when teaching my students about money and finances is: Learn by doing.
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money - Common Cents Mom
I remember when my teen was little. She was about 2 or 3 when we started having conversations about money. Some of the conversations were not easy especially when they happened in a store. I knew there had to be a better way and there was. I had to get smart about how to teach my girl about money.
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Bedtime reading sparked some good discussion tonight with my son
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M is for Money - The Knit Wit
In our house, we work hard at teaching our boys about money. I fully believe that they need to do chores around the house without earning any money. But they also need to have specific jobs that are paid, and then they use that money to buy things.
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M is for Money by Teresa Cascioli - Balance My Life
Let me begin by saying the series is written by Teresa Cascioli, who is a very successful businesswoman- having taken Lakeport Brewing from the brink of bankruptcy and turned it into a $201 million business. Obviously with a business like that, she knows a thing or two about money, so I was interested to see her take on teaching kids about money.
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M is for Money Book Series for Kids - Baby and Life
Recently, I discovered an invaluable tool to teach my kids the basics of money, the "M is for Money" book series, a 9 volume set of kids stories that follows the adventures of seven-year old twins, Tessa and Benji.
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M is for Money- The Current Way to Teach Your Children About Currency - Ninja Mommers
Teaching our Children about money is very important for several reasons. In fact, educating your kids about the value of money, the different currencies, budgeting and saving is just the start. With Financial Literacy Month around the corner, now is a great time to start educating your children about Money.
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M is for Money Review and Giveaway - Common Cents Mom
As someone who talks about teaching kids money at least a few times a year online, I was excited when asked to review the M is for Money book series aimed at Canadian kids aged 5 to 9.
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M for Money: Teaching Children About Money - A Mother World
Being raised by Greek immigrant parents, I learned early about the value of a dollar as my parents worked hard to earn, and more importantly save their money. Any suitable opportunity I have to teach my children about money, and the value of money, I do.
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Should You be Giving Children Allowance? - A Mother World
Teresa Cascioli, author of the children’s book series M is for Money®, says giving an allowance to children is important for parents to see how children respond to money. "Parents will see whether they are savers or spenders, and give kids an opportunity to understand there is a correlation between work and reward."
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M is for Money Written and Created by Teresa Cascioli (Part 2) - Happy ChinaDoll
I think M is for Money is a great guide for all parents to help teach our kids that money does not grow on trees. (I wish it did) M is for Money follows Tessa and Benji by watching them learn how money plays an important roll in everyday life.
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Teach Your Children about Money with M is for Money Books - Ninja Mommers
A while back we got the opportunity to share our experiences with M is for Money books 1-3 with our readers. If you remember we were quite taken with the book series and couldn’t wait for the next books to come out!
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Different Ways To Teach Children Financial Literacy At Home - Time With Thea
I am quite excited about a new series that is available in Canada and is very reasonably priced. The M is for Money book series is a Kid’s Guide to Financial Literacy. It is created and written by Teresa Cascioli. There are nine books in total and each book follows the main characters Tessa and Benji who are twins learn basic information about money.
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M is for Money Review - Money We Have
For many parents, teaching their kids about money is a difficult task. There’s the struggle of deciding at what age should you start giving your kids financial pointers and more importantly, how do you make the subject fun? The new 9-part book series, M is for Money gives parents and teachers the tools to introduce kids to financial literacy.
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M is for Money - A Kid's Guide to Financial Literacy - Toronto Teacher Mom
Introducing M is for Money, a collection of books designed to help teach the rudimentary facts about money to young children. Not only is this series made in Canada, I am proud to say that it was created by Teresa Cascioli, a Commerce graduate of my alma mater, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
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