A Money Coach in Canada

Follow & Subscribe

About the Author

Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com


  1. brad

    Given the current state of the economy, I think a lot of people will “buy nothing” on 28 November out of necessity rather than choice. I wonder if other people feel, as I sometimes do, that it’s my “duty” to help keep businesses afloat, to support them as I would my favourite charity? It’s crazy, I know, but sometimes I feel I have a sort of civic duty to consume. I got chastised once by a friend for the fact that I tend to buy things and keep them for decades rather than replacing them with a newer model (we were talking about my alarm clock, which I bought in 1984 and still use today); his point was that I wasn’t contributing to the economy. I thought that was a ridiculous argument and still do, but there is a small nugget of truth to it.


    Nov 07, 2008
  2. Yep – best explanation of why continuing to purchase is a duty can be found in an awesome video: http://www.storyofstuff.com You’ll see how entrapped we all are. And why indeed we might be pressured to consume as a civic duty. (when you think about it, really, how *weird* is that!)


    Nov 07, 2008
  3. I realized that after I stopped watching TV and blocking out ads online, my desire to buy “stuff” fell drastically.

    You always need the essentials – food and shelter. But all the other perks? They can end up trapping you more than any prison. Via the shackles of debt and all those other mechanisms you know so well.


    Nov 14, 2008

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge