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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.

Jul 12, 2022

When making purchasing decisions, it is becoming apparent that many of us are beginning to take into consideration the ethicality of what we are buying and how it is produced. Spending ethically doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t mean that you can’t save money while doing so. Our guest today, Tanja Hester, knows this topic very well. Tanya is the author of two award-winning books, Work Optional and Wallet Activism, and is best known for retiring from her career at the age of 38. In this episode, she will be sharing several things to think about next time you’re faced with a spending decision to ensure you’re spending ethically.

Listen in as Tanja explains why you don’t have to be making a lot of money to purchase ethically sourced goods, as well as how to think about the consumerism problems. You will learn the flaws in how we currently think about activism, how to look into what you’re funding by purchasing from a specific company, and how to ensure you’re purchasing from businesses that actually stand by what they claim.

“There is this idea that you have to make a lot of money to be able to ethically spend, but I just really reject that idea.” - Tanja Hester

This Week on Young Money:

  • How to use every dollar spent as a force for change.
  • What Tanja enjoys most about being work-optional.
  • The things you can do today that make a big impact.
  • How to think outside of consumerism.
  • Where the world is missing the mark on activism.
  • How to take a broader view on the way we approach things.
  • Four questions to identify how to make better money choices.

Key takeaways:

  • Never stop learning.
  • Do your research.
  • Consumerism will not fix anything.
  • Be more expansive in your thinking.
  • Educate yourself.

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