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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.

Sep 17, 2019

Erin Lowry is the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, and the upcoming Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up your Money. Her first book was noted as one of the best money books of 2017 by MarketWatch. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and CBS Sunday Morning. She frequently speaks at conferences and universities around the country and has previously written for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Fast Company, and Refinery29.  


Erin joins me today to offer insights on investing and why it is vital to invest as soon as possible. She shares how freelance and contract workers should prepare for times without a steady income as well as have open conversations with their partners. She reveals the different ways you can begin investing and the benefits of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), social investing, and diversification. She also highlights why it is essential to learn the financial language and shop around for financial advisors and financial services.

“Investing is one of the best ways of building wealth, especially if you have the advantage of time.” - Erin Lowry

This Week on Young Money:


  • Why it's crucial to have a relationship with money from an early age.
  • The benefits of investing early on in your career.
  • Money management for contract and freelance workers.
  • The ways you can get into investing without having tens of thousands of dollars.
  • What an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is.
  • The importance of investment diversification.
  • The different resources for learning about money.
  • Why you might want to consider social investing.
  • What Robo advisors are.
  • Why it's vital to shop around for financial services.

Key takeaways:


  1. Freelancers should have conversations and plan for times without a steady income.
  2. Take the time to learn the financial language.
  3. Evaluate if you are ready to invest.
  4. Diversify your investments.

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