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About Lesley Scorgie

Lesley Scorgie is the bestselling author of Rich by Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide To Financial Success, published in January 2007 and printed in English, French and Korean. Her latest book Rich by Forty, released in spring 2010, focuses on giving young couples the skills to build their net worth. Lesley owns and operates Rich By Inc., a financial consulting company dedicated to providing education, resources and tools for a variety of demographics. Lesley is passionate about encouraging financial literacy, a topic she has enthusiastically promoted through speaking and writing since 2001. In addition, Lesley dedicates substantial time, energy and resources to non-profit organizations within her community. She is Treasurer for YWCA of Canada and is a member on the President’s Think Tank Committee for University of Alberta.

Lesley has made numerous television appearances including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, Marilyn Dennis and MTV Live. Lesley is a regular columnist with Metro News. Her financial articles have appeared in publications such as Men's Health magazine, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Unlimited magazine and the Calgary Herald. Lesley works and consults in the energy industry and has been a spokesperson for Government Bonds.

In October 2011, Lesley won Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 award.

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Navigating your first tax refund

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

So you’ve just left the office of your accountant or local tax filing joint, or logged off your online tax filing software. With a massive grin on your face, visions of cars, shoes, trips and trinkets start dancing through your head. MORE

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First home vs. retirement – can you really have both?

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Home ownership is highly rewarding for a variety of reasons: ridding yourself of pesky landlords, having the freedom to change the way your property looks and feels, and of course the peace of mind in knowing that you are building equity in an asset that is expected to grow in value over the long run. MORE

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Paying down student loans versus saving-up for retirement

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

If you’re like the majority of Canadian graduates, chances are you’re sitting on a mountain of student debt. The pressure to pay it off is high because of interest rate charges and the repayment plans are most certainly cramping your cash flow. MORE

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Keeping the holidays merry when money is tight

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Are you planning your holiday season on a shoestring budget? It’s easy! MORE

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The harder financial realities of relying on a line of credit

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Picture this: you’ve recently purchased a new home and the down payment has gobbled up most of your savings. Originally, you’d planned to set some of that money aside for an emergency fund in case something unexpected happened to you or your spouse (like job loss) or if a major repair was needed for your new digs (like a new furnace). MORE

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