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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, 2020

Chris Wilkins is the founder and CEO of School Finder Group, an organization that helps students decide where to go to school,  what they want to do when they graduate, and how to pay for it. Chris is an expert in media, digital, and tech and works closely with the SchoolFinder Group team, clients, and partners. He is active outside of work and loves to explore Toronto, travel, read, and stay active. He has an MBA from London Business School and a BA in History from York University, Glendon College. 


Chris joins me today to share how to prepare for accessible post-secondary education. He reveals the resources available to students and how longer life expectancies make it more likely that you will work in several careers. He shares how to approach conversations around educational choices with your family. He also shares the options and availability of scholarships for first and subsequent degrees.

“As a 17 or 18-year-old, you want to be doing whatever you are doing for yourself.” - Chris Wilkins

This Week on Young Money:


  • How SchoolFinder, ScholarshipsCanada, and StudyinCanada help students with educational and career choices
  • When students should start planning for post secondary education
  • How longer life expectancies set the stage for multiple careers
  • How to manage family discussions on educational decisions
  • Financial success strategies 
  • How to find and apply for scholarships
  • Scholarships for bachelor, subsequent and master degrees
  • Non-academic based scholarships 

Key takeaways:


  1. Make your own decisions but include family.
  2. Focus on your passion.
  3. Be prepared.
  4. Scholarships are not just for first-year students.

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