A Money Coach in Canada

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nancy_small.jpg1. Top priority is … me! My own bank balances and RRSP savings that is. After 4 years of giving every. spare. dime. to my business, Your Money by Design, I am financially fatigued! And it took Thicken My Wallet’s post on that topic to bring it home to me. So this year, I’ll do whatever needs to be done to get back to $500/month into an RRSP (I can’t wait to start making my own stock choices again – all the more, in the company of great pf bloggers opinions) , funds for a proper holiday, and finally (!) I’m going to invest money into fixing a bunch of little broken items around my house that I’ve been living with far too long. This may mean my business will not grow as fast as I’d like, but so be it. I need replenishment.

2. Embrace my inner Radical. As Money Relations has noted in comments past, I’m increasingly oriented towards the social angles of money. What do our aggregate spending choices say about our culture? What do we make of the fact that sexy, sophisticated Vancouver – glittering towers and audis (I love them too!) – has increasing numbers of women sleeping outside under cardboard? I spoke out at city hall against plopping a stadium onto the downtown eastside (it’s going through, anyway). I think I may step further out of my comfort zone and – gasp! – start turning up at rallies and protests on various citizenship/money issues. I would never have dreamed in a million years ….

3. Reinvigorate my own praxis – when I spend a mere 15 minutes a day keeping on top of my money, things work like a charm. I’ve been slipping on this, then stuck with a Big Project of getting up to date every couple weeks. So back to 15 a day for me.

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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

9 Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention! Just remember: many businesses, one you! Good luck on your goals.

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    Jan 03, 2008
  2. Heh, your inner radical 🙂 Let it out, girlfriend!

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    Jan 03, 2008
  3. I just set up my first investment account (automatic reinvestment every month)! I’m super excited. Nice to know you can automate your new years resolutions, neh?

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    Jan 03, 2008
  4. Just listening to you on CBC! Good for you for calling in!

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    Jan 04, 2008
  5. @mariam – it’s coming, don’t you worry!
    @tanya – very, very cool. Congrats.
    @woolywoman – hey, nice to know there was a friend in the ‘audience’. Next time, it’s your turn to call in. I think the personal finance community is amazing, and could really help canadians take hold of their finances and get ahead. My ultimate dream is that Canadians become world-renowned for being savvy with money and thereby able to choose ‘green’ shopping choices and being able to give to those in need, because we’re not servicing debt or buying crappy things we don’t really want/need anyways. I’d die a happy woman.

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    Jan 04, 2008
  6. PS Great goals, and I like your ultimate dream, how great would that be?

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    Jan 06, 2008
  7. Eh? Did I miss a post about CBC? I know you were on podcasts twice (Monty Loree and SavvyGreen) and also tried to get on that CBC show but what was your CBC radio call in about?

    Toot horn, Nancy!

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    Jan 08, 2008
  8. @mariam – yeah, cbc radio 1 did a call-in about blogging. I called in to say how mine was a form of marketing for my business, and I want people to get to sort of Know me. I was intending to make a comment about the pf blogging community at large, but after my 1st (possibly too lengthy?) comment, they never got back to me!

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    Jan 09, 2008

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