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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.

Apr 2, 2019

Melissa Leong is recognized as one of Canada’s leading personal finance authorities. She is the author of Happy Go Money, a feel-good guide to finances. As a best-selling author and personal finance writer, she has over 15-years of journalism experience ranging from interviewing heads of state, celebrities, and royalty. Additionally, Melissa is the on-air personality and resident money expert of CTV’s leading daytime talk show, The Social and is recognized as one of Canada’s leading personal finance authorities. She is on a mission to help Canadians manage their money while maximizing their happiness.


Melissa joins me today to discuss the critical factors she feels helped her achieve success. She shares the financial lessons she has learned throughout her career, the inspiration for her book, and the connection between happiness and money. She also explains her perspective on spending money to achieve happiness, how to achieve happiness without spending money, and the criteria you should consider before making purchases.

“There is no replacement for hard work. You have talent, you have luck, but you cannot be successful without putting in the hustle.” - Melissa Leong

This Week on Young Money:


  • What a typical day looks like for Melissa.
  • The key factors she believes have helped cultivate her success.
  • Self-publishing a book, building a brand and being resilient.
  • The financial lessons she wishes she knew when she was younger.
  • The inspiration for writing Happy Go Money.
  • The misconceptions and connection between your money and your happiness.
  • Three things you can spend your money on that will bring you happiness.
  • How to achieve happiness without spending money.
  • How to decide if your purchases align with your values.

Key takeaways:


  1. Think of money as a tool to make you happy.
  2. Create an emergency fund.
  3. Don’t take on debt.

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