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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.

Aug 3, 2021

Connor Craig joins the show today to share his perspective on post-secondary education life, internships and what he’s been learning about financial literacy. He’s in the Business Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University, and is doubling up with internships at both Capital Markets and with me at Bissett Financial Fitness. In this episode, he discusses everything from work ethic and perseverance to the important lessons he learned in the last year or so.

Listen in to hear why Connor decided to pursue business and gain insight into consumer behavior. He shares how important it is to know how to manage finances—even from the early days—and gives some key tips to his fellow millionaires in the making.

“I’m a really firm believer in putting in the hard work, and I love seeing outcomes, whether it’s in school or rugby or whatever.” - Connor Craig

This Week on Young Money:

  • What influenced Connor's interest in business and finance.
  • How financial literacy affects us from a young age.
  • What you need to do to start gaining financial literacy.
  • Obstacles Connor has had to overcome throughout his university life.
  • The process and experience of applying to the Richard Ivey School of Business.
  • How to juggle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Things Connor wishes he knew financially and the budget tool he is working on.
  • The impact of COVID on his school and work experience.

Key takeaways:

  1. Learn from your elders.
  2. Put in the hard work.
  3. Be your better self at all times.
  4. Take the negative and turn it into positive opportunities.
  5. Have a versatile skillset and mindset.
  6. Work on time management.

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