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Ever since I discovered the transformative powers of financial literacy 10 years ago, I've been on a mission to help others take control of their lives by taking control of their money
From an early age I’ve always been very conscious of my relationship with money. Mainly because I never had a lot of it. I never got an allowance, I started working at the age of 15 and I paid my way through university without any financial assistance (save for a $5,000 student loan in my last year of school).
Once I finished my degree (I received my BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University) and got my first real job, I realized that I needed to be more than just frugal to afford the lifestyle I’ve always dreamed of. I needed to budget strategically, figure out how best to invest my money, and develop more than just one stream of income.
To learn a bit more about me, my personal finance journey, and some of my go-to money tips, check out my recent profile in MoneySense.
When I started my first blog in December 2011, I just wanted a way for me to document my personal finance journey and keep myself accountable. Fast-forward over 10 years, and I'm
Now, my main focus as a go-to millennial money expert in Canada is to help you get the same support and guidance I was desperate for when I first started out. I want to help you get on track so you can afford the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of too. And a great way to start is by enrolling in my Wealth Building Blueprint for Canadians course, checking out my podcast or YouTube channel, or becoming a member of my free resource library.
Since starting my first blog over a decade ago, I’ve been dedicated to getting the right credentials to better teach those who are looking for financial guidance. That’s why I achieved my Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada® certification in January 2018, earned my Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) certificate in October 2020 and Financial Services Advice certificate in April 2021, and am currently pursuing my Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. For a fuller view of my education and credentials, visit my LinkedIn.
I’ve also been writing about personal finance since 2011, have run a successful podcast since 2015, have been a sought-after speaker giving presentations since 2016, and regularly appear as a Canadian money expert on major media outlets.
I love to work with brands that I believe in and share helpful tools, information and deals with my audience. If you have a partnership opportunity you know we'd be a great match for, please get in touch with my agent Jeff Lohnes at the Talent Bureau.
To give you an idea of brands that I’ve worked with, here are some examples: CIBC, TD Bank, RBC, BMO, AMEX, Capital One, Tangerine, PC Financial, Simplii, EQ Bank, DUCA, Meridian Credit Union, Wealthsimple, Quickbooks, and CDIC.
I’m on a mission to educate everyone from university students to professionals about the power of personal finance. I sincerely believe that once you take control of your money, you can take control of your life and the possibilities are limitless. To enquire about booking me for an upcoming speaking engagement, workshop, or lunch and learn session, please contact my agent Jeff Lohnes at the Talent Bureau.
Are you a journalist seeking a money expert to quote for your next piece? I'm only an email away and would love to share my two cents. Feel free to reach out to me directly via my contact page.
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