A Money Coach in Canada

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bc-business-mag-photo.jpgThink a money coach is obnoxious, boring and sits around counting her pennies all day? Find out for yourself:

I got tagged in a meme by Moritherapy. The deal is, you get the traits of your birth month and bare your soul comment on their accuracy.

Stubborn and hard-hearted. Sheesh! Not! Helping people with an area as sensitive with money just wouldn’t go with being hard-hearted. Not to mention I give a damn about the people in my neighbourhood.

Strong-willed and highly motivated: I’m an entrepreneur. Enuf said.

Easily angered. Yes when I see the underdog getting attacked. I lose all common sense and jump in – except in my ‘hood since it’s pretty tough. (I did catch a thief once, though!) No about most other stuff – although I typically pick fight over flight if it comes down to it.

Attracts others and loves attention. Not so much. But I want my ideas to get attention.

Deep feelings. I prefer the word passion, but yes. (or is ‘passion’ a cliche yet?)

Beautiful physically and mentally. In my pre-politicized days I ran for Miss Canada (yes, really) and did a bit of modeling. What’s that worth to me or anyone? Not much that I can think of. But I had great clothes for a while. And years and years of free hair products.

Firm Standpoint. Yes. Most of my opinions are rooted in a reasonably thoughtful philosophical/worldview/theological (eg. God really did create all people equally: who are we to create inequitable structures?) stance.

Easily consoled. Nope, when I grieve it goes deep.
Systematic (left brain). Love logic. Wish I’d majored in math or physics. (not really; I love being a liberal arts major)

Loves to dream. Who has time? Sigh.

Loves literature and the arts.
Yes, and yes. cbc radio 2 junkie. Got to grade 9 in piano. Love classical music and classic rock. Developing taste for jazz. Read most of the classics (and Dean Koontz for trash). Even took 3 yrs of Latin, so read a little Cicero. And Charlotte’s Web in latin (Tela Charlottae). Beat THAT for nerdy. And enough french to manage Le Petit Prince.

Dislike being at home. Restless. The opposite. My little loft is my fave place on earth.

Not having many children. Try: none. Doesn’t particularly bother me, but occasionally I worry about being old without kids. Meantime, my daschunds keep my home alive. And I have great relationships with a couple of my close friends’ kids.

Hardworking. Too much so.

High spirited. Especially when discussing big, good ideas like on ted.com and bigthink.com

Spendthrift. what the?? I’m a money coach. What to you think?

ps: if anyone is wondering, this is not a dating profile in disguise.

pps: others I’m tagging:  Mr. Cheap(how could I not, with a name like that?) – sorry if this is too touchy-feely for you, dude – Mike (who hung out with a guy trying to crack NASA’s website),  MoneyRelations (since she’s getting all personal on her blog today anyway, lol), Wooly girl  Woman(!), Netchick,  Gail Vaz-Oxlade the doyenne in the personal finance world, Saving4Later who I swear I’m going to hire, Bargainista queen of the deals, and BadHuman.

(I know this is a kinda long meme, but it’s a fun change – no pun intended – from our usual content, yeah?)

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. Thanks Nancy! This is an interesting one 🙂 I am also adding you to my blogroll, for some reason I thought you were already there?!?

    I loved reading this stuff about you 🙂


    Feb 26, 2008
  2. that was an interesting read, and SOOO nancy! politicized ex beauty queen who reads charlotte’s web in latin. yup. that’s you.


    Feb 26, 2008
  3. hahahaha took me a minute to figure out the “girl” comment but I got it :)) I am two memes behind but will try and catch up, including this one, this week.


    Feb 27, 2008
  4. Great job keeping this meme alive. Always fun to learn new stuff about folks, and as this is my first exposure to you Nancy, I’ll have to take your comments at face value.

    Keep smiling!


    Feb 27, 2008
  5. This is a fun one! Thanks for the tag!


    Feb 27, 2008


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