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Oct 23, 2018


Robert Gignac is the best-selling author of Rich is a State of Mind and an in-demand speaker at client events and financial industry seminars. He has delivered light-hearted yet powerful financial planning presentations and keynotes on stages such as the Ontario Association of School Business Officials, Sun Life Financial, and Say It With Power Presentations. He is passionate about helping his audience and clients understand the connection between personal responsibility and financial planning. Through his entertaining and informative speaking style, his goal is to inspire others to take control of their finances and create a “Richly Imagined Future.” 


Robert joins me today to talk about financial planning and how to set your goals. He shares the lessons he has learned and why it is so important to start planning early and being prepared to change the plan as unexpected life-events occur. Robert also talks about his book on personal finance and sheds light on what he is doing now. 


“It is great to have goals, and it’s great to have a plan, but don’t get so tied to them or make them so rigid that you are not prepared to change them.” - Robert Gignac 


This Week on Young Money: 

  • Robert’s background and the genesis of the book. 
  • Learning lessons from other people’s mistakes. 
  • How to live within your means while enjoying life.   
  • Why you should take the time to build the foundation and building blocks of a financial future.   
  • The key factors to his success and what he needed to learn himself. 
  • The things Robert wished he knew when he was younger. 
  • The power of delayed gratification. 
  • How financial planning can lead to doing the things that your social circle only wish they could do. 
  • How to plan for your future self and the importance of starting early. 
  • Responding to things that life unexpectedly throws at you. 
  • Why you should look at life and money from the perspective of the bigger picture. 
  • What the concept of being rich means. 
  • Setting a goal list and how it might evolve. 
  • What Robert is working on now. 


Key takeaways: 

  1. Pay yourself first.  
  2. Start a financial plan early - harness the power of compound interest. 
  3. Question what rich means to you. 
  4. Respond to life’s unexpected events. 


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