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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 19, 2019

Kelley Keehn is a personal finance educator, speaker, media personality, and a bestselling, award-winning author of ten books, including her newest book, Talk Money to Me, available in bookstores on December 17th. Kelley is the Consumer Advocate for FP Canada and serves on several non-profit boards and government committees. She was the host of W Network’s Burn My Mortgage and the personal finance authority on The Marilyn Denis Show for seven years.


Kelley joins me today to share her inspiration for writing the Talk Money to Me book. She explains the reasons why financial literacy is still a problem in Canada and shares how social media creates false economic perceptions. Kelley shares several money-moves that everyone can make to increase their financial fitness. She also highlights financial mistakes to avoid and how slowing down your decision-making process on big purchases can help you make better choices.

Understanding that your ability to earn an income in your life is the most valuable asset that you have. ” - Kelley Keehn

This Week on Young Money:


  • How a drive to help Canadians feel good about money inspired Kelley to write the Talk Money to Me book
  • Three reasons why financial fitness is still a problem for Canadians
  • How social media creates false financial perceptions of others
  • The philosophy of ‘what you appreciate, appreciates’ tactic in your finances
  • The financial moves to make before you start to save
  • The financial missteps and irrational money moves to avoid
  • Slowing down your buying-decision process to avoid making mistakes
  • Cultivating a balanced approach to being happy and wealthy

Key takeaway:


  • Shut out the noise of social media and comparisons to others. 
  • Think about financial management as a daily commitment – it is not a one-time thing. 
  • Stop and think before making big purchase decisions.
  • Understand that your self worth does NOT equal your net worth.

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