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This is the stuff you millionaires in the making need to know to kick start or propel you on your financial fitness journey. Tracey Bissett, Founder of Bissett Financial Fitness and award winning Financial Literacy Champion, gives you the straight goods each week to set yourself up for financial success. As a former executive at TD Bank, one of Canada's Big 5 Banks, Tracey has worked with and in support of thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs to secure the financing they needed. This h ...
 
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Today we have a very special guest, Kelley Keehn, joining the show for the third time! Kelley is a financial educator whose mission is to make Canadians feel good about money. She has written many bestselling books, including Talk Money To Me, the latest addition to her published work with the COVID-19 special edition just released on February 23rd…
 
Samra Zafar is an award-winning and internationally renowned speaker, bestselling author, and educator for mental health, human rights, and equity. After arriving in Canada as a child bride and escaping a decade of abuse, Samra pursued her education as a single mother working multiple jobs and graduated as a top student with several awards and scho…
 
One of the questions I get asked the most is how to invest or get involved in investing. The reason is that investing gets all the hype in the market, online, and in the news. It's often talked about in an exciting way, dominating headlines and luring investors in for fear of missing out (also known as FOMO). The last few weeks have been no excepti…
 
Adam H. Kol, J.D. is a Couples Financial Coach. He helps couples make sure the money conversation doesn't get in the way, leading to financial clarity, confidence, stability, and peace of mind. Today he joins the show to discuss the intersection of money and relationships, giving advice on how to approach this topic with your loved ones. Listen in …
 
Are you betting on Bitcoin? Things are uncertain right now, and 2021 will stay this way for a while, but it’s still imperative that we focus on our financial health. In this episode, I’m discussing whether Bitcoin is an investment you may want to consider—or whether it’s a gamble you’ll want to avoid. Listen in as I share the basics of investing, s…
 
Erin Lowry is on a mission to help millennials get their financial lives together. She is the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together and Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money. Today Erin joins the show to discuss how to overcome your fear of talking about finance…
 
It's so important to keep an eye on your money and be aware of how you can use it to accomplish the things you want. As someone who's been an entrepreneur from a young age, I am thrilled to be able to support other entrepreneurs in growing their businesses. Understanding financial matters is a fundamental life skill, something that inspires me to f…
 
Joy and inspiration are always welcome, and what could be better than a spotlight episode on two of the Young Money Scholarship recipients? In this episode, post secondary students Sharaf Khan and Courtney Clayton share great financial tips for success, what their post secondary experiences have been like, and how these scholarships have impacted t…
 
Today we are speaking with Kate and Anna Healy, two sisters who grew up in the same house but may have different outlooks on the way they spend money. In this episode, Kate discusses why she has always been so adamant about saving her money and Anna shares why she made the switch from being a spender to being a saver. Listen in as Kate explains wha…
 
What a year it has been! Lots of ups and downs, and certainly not an easy one. To finish the year on a high note, I will be discussing several great things that have happened within Young Money and the world. I am so very thankful for you, loyal young money listeners, our fantastic guests, and all of you who provide support to me, the show, and Bis…
 
Kim Cooper is the president of Youth Culture Inc., a social enterprise that bridges the gaps between youth and industry. She’s passionate about sharing the stories of underrepresented youth and is part of the movement to bring equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) into the STEM fields. Today Kim joins the show to discuss the importance of resili…
 
Today we are celebrating 3 years of Young Money! Together we have created 172 episodes, are listened to in over 40 countries, and are approaching 120,000 in downloads! It is my absolute privilege to create educational and fun financial content, as well as host amazing guests to help and inspire you along your financial fitness journey. In this epis…
 
Today we will be putting the spotlight on two of the Young Money Scholarship Fund recipients, Leeah George and Erica Morrow. These young women are amazing, and in this episode, they'll be sharing their post-secondary experiences and how the scholarship has positively impacted their lives. Listen in as Leeah describes the importance of preparing you…
 
Sophia Yen, M.D. MPH is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health, a birth control delivery service. With 20+ years in medicine, she is a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’s Section On Adolescent Health. Her passion is Women’s Reproductive Health, and to…
 
We are celebrating Financial Literacy Month in Canada, and for those who have been listening for a while, you know that I am on a mission to redefine the economic future of the world by addressing the financial literacy of young adults and entrepreneurs. While the school system does not do a good job of preparing the youth of today for the harsh ec…
 
If you have been listening for a while, you know that I consider financial fitness to be a journey much like physical fitness. Financial fitness falls along a spectrum—on the far left you may be starting to learn about budgeting or saving, and on the far right of the spectrum, you may be a highly sophisticated investor. For most of us though, we ar…
 
Kola Ifabumuyi is a mortgage planner that customizes optimal mortgage financing terms by leveraging customized financing engagements across Canada—regardless of whether its mortgage refinancing, mortgage renewal financing, or mortgage purchase financing. Today Kola joins the show to discuss his role as a mortgage broker, including his day-to-day ta…
 
November is officially upon us, and this month is celebrated in Canada as Financial Literacy Month, with 2020 being the 10th anniversary. You know I love to celebrate financial fitness every day, and this year more than ever, we need to celebrate! In this episode, I want to share the 10 Things FCAC says you should know during times of financial unc…
 
As October is nearing its end, we must take these last few days to celebrate the small businesses in our community. Last week, BDC held a series of special events and kicked off the week with the release of their study, "The Response: How Entrepreneurs Are Adapting to the Pandemic." In this episode, I will be reviewing the findings of this report, …
 
Jason Pereira is a partner and senior financial consultant with Woodgate Financial, a volunteer with the Financial Planning Standards Council, a mentor for entrepreneurs, a podcast host, a lecturer at the Schulich School of Business at York University, and—if that isn’t enough—he is also a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail. With a wealth of…
 
Nyima Gyalmo is a passionate digital marketing specialist at Social Sherpa, a strategic digital marketing partner based out of Toronto, Ontario. She helps small businesses connect with their customers while also leveraging social media and search engine marketing. Nyima joins me today to share the keys to her success, the entrepreneurial lessons sh…
 
October is now upon us and is known in Canada as Small Business Month. This year more than ever, we need to celebrate! COVID stunted so many people’s businesses, leaving the entrepreneurs behind these companies picking up the pieces. So in this episode, I want to share the secret behind what some small business owners are doing right and how you ca…
 
As we reach the end of September 2020, new realities are starting to set in and many of us are realizing that things are not necessarily as we want them to be. At the time of this recording, Canada is entering its second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, case counts are climbing around the country, and pandemic fatigue is starting to set in. What does…
 
Maxim Cramer is the founder of MENNENIA, where she empowers female entrepreneurs to leverage technology so they can make their biggest impact yet. Repeatedly praised for her ability to turn technology into everyday English, flattening communications barriers between technical teams and visionaries, she’s taken on the audacious goal of securing a di…
 
Glenda Healy is an educator and researcher whose goal is to help parents and students find financial aid for post secondary education. The founder of Seeking Scholarships, Glenda also published The Scholarship Report, a popular newsletter on financial aid, scholarships, and bursaries subscribed to by hundreds of schools in Ontario. Her two children…
 
Today I am going to be discussing the importance of minding your own business about money. I have been hearing and seeing a lot of things recently that have given me pause surrounding this topic, so today I want to share my tips on how to stop inserting yourself into other people's money situations and start focusing solely on growing your bank acc…
 
Given the many unexpected challenges we've faced in 2020, it would be easy to stop working toward your financial goals and try again in 2021. However, now is the perfect time to finish the year off strong and start planning for the year ahead. In this episode, I want to share the steps you can take to make informed decisions and reset financially. …
 
Have you ever wanted to walk away from your job and never look back? At the age of 27, Rachel Richards quit her job and retired. She is now living off of $15,000 a month in passive income. In this episode, Rachel shares what pushed her to get into real-estate investing and how she did so with a small amount of money. Listen in as she explains the i…
 
Today I’m discussing what is hands down one of the things I get asked about the most: how to price your product or service. 80-85% of the clients I work with are not pricing their offering in a profitable way, which leads to losses in their company and is one of the major reasons the owners are not paying themselves consistently. Interestingly enou…
 
This episode is part of the Milli Moves Series, where I share tips, insights, and advice to help you continue on your financial fitness journey. Today I am going to be focusing on the people who are actually in better financial situations because of Covid and how you can evaluate your situation so you can make informed, conscious decisions about sp…
 
Today we have Centennial graduates Ricardo Garcia and Janine Walters here to share their financial fitness tips. After growing up in Brazil and moving around a lot in his early years, Ricardo decided to pursue the “Canadian Dream” and is graduating with a Financial Services Degree. Janine is an experienced Funds Associate with a Bachelor’s Degree f…
 
Today we have one of my former students, Shahab Rad, joining the show. Shahab recently graduated from the Finance Program at Centennial College with Honors. As a student, he worked in different industries including technology and educational services, and he is excited to start his career in investments. In this episode, Shahab shares the success h…
 
Paris Grant is a full-time student working in banking, as well as the host of the Millennial to Millionaire Podcast, which is dedicated to financial literacy for anyone in need. Ryan Banfield is currently a student at the University of Ottawa, pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Public Administration and Political Science. Ryan is a journalist at Th…
 
Do you run your business from your bank account? Maybe you combine your business and personal expenses? If this sounds like you, you may be making some of the most commonly made mistakes in the business world. Today I will be sharing how to avoid these mistakes and how to improve your role as a business owner. Listen in as I explain the importance …
 
Taz Rajan has been in the finance industry for 18 years and has her Adult Educator Certificate. She is the Community Engagement Partner at Bromwich+Smith Licensed Insolvency Trustees, where she gets to share her passion for simplifying complex financial concepts for her clients. Today she joins the show to discuss the importance of building long-la…
 
In this episode, we are celebrating the launch of the Young Money Scholarship Fund! I’m on a mission to redefine the economic future of the world by addressing the financial literacy of young adults and entrepreneurs. Since the school systems do not do an adequate job of preparing students for the economic realities they will face, I am hoping to h…
 
Michelle Jackson helps clients sell what they already know through her course, Make Money with Ebooks, and blog, Michelle is Money Hungry. She focuses on educating older Millennial and GenX women on financial topics related to debt-repayment, relationships, and money, as well as general personal finance content. Today Michelle joins the show to sha…
 
Throughout this pandemic, we have all been dealing with our own unique issues. Some people have lost their businesses, some have experienced the tragedy of losing loved ones, and some have had to cancel their weddings. Love, however, was not canceled—even if the wedding was. So today I want to explain what I believe to be a silver lining of these c…
 
Being a woman in a male-dominated field comes with its own set of challenges, but Jodi Huettner believes it shouldn’t hold someone back. The Founder and CEO of Helga Wear Inc., Jodi has a background in engineering and helps companies across industries find more safety and more money with body-specific gear for tradeswomen and women in active and ou…
 
Great customer service and developing client relationships are the cornerstones of any successful business, according to the Principal of Bold Financial, David Boldovitch. A Toronto-based financial advisory firm, Bold Financial focuses on helping business owners and professionals plan for lifelong security. Today David joins the show to discuss ins…
 
Do you consider yourself to be judgmental? If you answered no to this question, I want to challenge you to give it another thought. Although it is a human trait to be judgmental, it certainly does not help us to look down on others. So today is a short episode about how to keep our judgment in check, so we can open our minds to new experiences and …
 
Darlene M. Rites is a family law lawyer experienced in the resolution of all family law matters with a focus on settlement. With significant experience litigating disputes involving custody, support, property, and child abduction, Darlene applies a practical and individualized approach to all her cases and focuses her unique skills on creating posi…
 
Are you being thoughtful with your spending, or are you mindlessly shopping on your phone or computer? With social distancing still in full force, the isolation is starting to get to many of us, and you may feel as though you are spending less because you are not going out and doing as much as before. But in this episode, I want to challenge this a…
 
Continuing in our Real Estate 101 series, we have a Home Inspector from Toronto on the show today. Starting out her career in the 1980s, Lisa Simkins did not follow a traditional path towards her life as a young professional woman. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, when the faculty’s department was still called “Man-Environment”, Li…
 
I have had many conversations with business owners and other individuals recently regarding government payments during the current global pandemic. A common theme among them has been people saying things along the lines of, "I’m not so bad off. I’ll be okay, and I’ll let other people or businesses get the money instead." Hearing this mindset come u…
 
Alexandra Cote is a motivated realtor with an impressive work ethic, committed to reaching her clients’ real estate goals. Voted Best Real Estate Agent in Toronto for the last 4 years by the NOW Reader's Choice Awards, Alexandra is a consistent top producer in her industry. She joins the show today to discuss what we can expect to see in real estat…
 
During these unusual times, you may find that you are working more, less or not working at all. Because of this, your money situation may be at the forefront of your mind, and you are likely considering how you can save money and keep control of your budget. You may realize that you cannot afford to pay for everything that you are signed up for, so…
 
Sanjana Kapur Bansal is the founder of Dream Energy Solutions, an independent energy broker that helps Ontario businesses make better energy decisions and lower their gas and electric spend. She is a certified business energy professional and licensed energy broker in the province of Ontario. Sanjana is an entrepreneur who is passionate about educa…
 
As we continue to face these unprecedented times with the spread of COVID-19, it’s natural to feel sad, worried, and anxious about what each new day will bring and what your future will hold once the pandemic is over. Whether you’re a student with seminars or classes suddenly cancelled, or a business owner who has been told to close your doors for …
 
Nunzio Presta is the CEO and founder of BizON, an online marketplace where thousands of people sell, buy, and grow business and franchises. Nunzio is a former professional hockey player and entrepreneur with extensive experience in identifying funding and building businesses. He is a mentor to small business owners and entrepreneurs, sharing his sk…
 
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