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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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Avoid those money fights: financial tips for newlyweds


Let’s talk about how you and your partner plan to stay together. Sure, love, commitment and respect will bind you to each other, but you can’t overlook your finances. Monetary challenges are sited more often than any other issue in divorce and separation proceedings. MORE

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When you’re the “poor person” in your social circle


If you’re guilty of reconciling who you are to your posse, and concluding that you’re the “poor” person in your social circle, stop! Let’s pick apart the facts from the fiction. MORE

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Keeping it frugal and fresh at the farmers’ market: tips for saving money on food


I’m a farmers’ market fanatic; especially in the summertime when the fruits are sweet and fresh and during the fall harvest when vegetables are in their prime. MORE

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What every university student should know before signing a lease


The countdown is on: you’re about to fly the nest! It’ll be just you, your roommates, books, essays, late night study sessions and maybe the odd party (ok, make that lots of parties). MORE

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Loans among friends: what to consider before lending someone cash


Out of the blue your pal approaches you with a “please lend me money” speech. MORE

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