078 Manage Your Money While Maximizing Happiness with Personal Finance Expert, Melissa Leong

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Melissa Leong

Author & Personal Finance Expert

On today’s show, I am chatting with one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance.

Melissa Leong is a sought-after speaker, national media personality, best-selling author and award-winning writer.

She’s the author of the feel-good finance guide, Happy Go Money and is the resident money expert on Canada’s leading daytime talk show, The Social on CTV.

Her articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post.

Through her channels, she reaches millions of Canadians in a quest to help them manage their money while maximizing happiness.

She’s also a go-to money expert for radio and television programs, appearing on BNN, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, CP24, Global News, Canada AM and Newstalk 1010 to name a few.

Over the last 15 years, she has covered a variety of subjects including crime, politics, terrorism, arts and business for the National Post, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. She has profiled survivors of the Rwandan genocide, investigated nanny abuse in Hong Kong and interviewed thousands of subjects, including heads of state, royalty and celebrities such as Hugh Jackman and Carrie Fisher.

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Her self-published paranormal adventure novels, What Kills Me and I Am Forever, written under the pen name Wynne Channing, have sold almost 70,000 copies and soared to #1 on a number of bestseller lists on Amazon.

In her spare time, she mentors youth and volunteers for organizations that promote the advancement and empowerment of young women.

She’s also fully prepared for a zombie invasion and if that doesn’t occur, she’s happily saving for retirement and for her kid’s education.


In this episode, we chat about…

  • What she was up to before she got into the world of personal finance & writing about money

  • Why she quit working for the Financial post and decided to begin building her OWN brand

  • Some of the first steps she took in building her personal brand

  • How she manages to run her business and be a mama, wife

  • The big milestones that helped her solidify her belief in herself & in the path she was on

  • Her top tips for those of you how are not great with your money


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