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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.

Nov 12, 2019

Karla Badger-Brown is the Director of ASPIRE, a Toronto Finance International program developed to grow the talent pool of work-ready talent for the financial services industry. Karla has experience working in financial services, life sciences, retail, healthcare, and sales. She has a Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of Manitoba.


Karla joins me today to share how the ASPIRE program is changing the perspective of roles in the financial industry and helping students find opportunities to grow and expand their skills. She shares three core ways that ASPIRE helps students, including job matching, the ASPIRE Challenge, and free resources. Karla also reveals the details of the upcoming ASPIRE Edge program and shares tips for students to avoid common business etiquette mistakes. 


“A lot of financial services organizations are moving far more toward being technology organizations that happen to work in finance.” - Karla Badger-Brown

This Week on Young Money:


  • Changing the perspective of financial services companies
  • The exciting and innovative roles in finance, from data scientists to graphic designers and psychologists
  • How ASPIRE is helping students grow and expand their skills
  • How the job matching platform at ASPIRE helps students find internships and co-ops
  • The opportunities for students who take part in the ASPIRE Challenge 
  • The ASPIRE resources to help students build business skills
  • The upcoming ASPIRE Edge program
  • Tips to help students avoid business etiquette mistakes 
  • Why students should take full advantage of work opportunities


Key takeaways:


  1. Take advantage of the ASPIRE opportunities
  2. ASPIRE is for students of any discipline
  3. Follow ASPIRE on social media for updates, employment and networking opportunities


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