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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 hands on experience combined with her formal financial education, Masters of Business Administration and Chartered Financial Analyst designation, position Tracey uniquely to coach all things money. Tracey goes behind-the-scenes of all the money matters with need-to-know tips, money-making demystified, and special power-player interviews. Join us weekly for Financial Fitness Training that will turn even a Cash Couch Potato into a Marathon Money Maker.

Jan 23, 2018

Amanda Martinez is a Canadian singer and songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with Latin soul. Her third and latest CD "Mañana" was helmed by GRAMMY-winning producer Javier Limón. Amanda's previous solo albums have earned her three Latin Jazz Artist of the Year nominations at Canada’s National Jazz Awards and a win for Best World Music at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.

Martinez has headlined at the legendary Blue Note jazz club in New York, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Festivities in South Africa, and at the 2011 PanAmerican Games in Guadalajara. She also performed in a series of concerts during the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games and served as the honourary co-chair of the Ignite program.

Amanda has worked as a radio host (launching Canada's JAZZFM91 Latin Jazz program), TV personality (BRAVO Arts & Minds, Star TV!) and actress (including Designated Survivor, Regnesis and Disney's Life with Derek). She also hosts and co-produces Ingredients for a Good Life to promote Mexico to Canadians.

Amanda joins me today to share the practical system she uses to organize and manage her cash flow as an artist while following her passion. She shares details about the people she works with, the resources she uses for realistic planning, and the effects of being organized -- both financially and in general -- to your well-being.


“Create and Embrace Opportunities. Be Bold!” - Amanda Martinez

This Week on Young Money:

  • Factors that contributed to her success
  • How people starting out in the music industry can set themselves up for financial success
  • Why learning to manage the cash flow of her business was so critical
  • Things artists misjudge from a financial standpoint
  • Tips for starting musicians on how to protect your music
  • Her top three success factors
  • Details of her upcoming album


Key Takeaways:


  • Being the CEO of your company, you should have a clear picture of where you are financially, so there are no surprises.
  • Be persistent.
  • Don’t take things personally.
  • Be bold and creative.
  • Have the discipline to do the hard work.
  • Create and embrace opportunity.


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