A Money Coach in Canada

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If you have a moment, listen to my personal story with money. You can watch the vid either on the sidebar of my blog or here. Watch for my goals, about 1.40 minutes into the video.

What I didn’t mention is that I wrote those goals down one Sunday afternoon after listening with a Tony Robins tape (ha! it was a cassette which tells you how long ago that was) with a roomate.

I am convinced that the very first step in moving a hope or dream out of our heads and into the real world is to write it down. Something about the act of writing a goal seems to trigger its fruition. There’s a reason its a timeless and classic method for achieving what you want.

Here’s my money-coach’s simple twist. Include the price-tag when writing the goal. It doesn’t have to be exact, but include a reasonable approximation.

A couple personal Examples:

  • My dream is to go to NYC every couple years on holiday:  $2,000 / trip
  • I want to own several properties when I retire, including one in Detroit.   Down payment for Detroit:  $10K
  • I would love to slim down again over the summer by doing the c25K program. I’ll need some good new runners: $120

If you like, write your goals in my comments section – I’d love to hear! And maybe we can even encourage each other along the way.

If you’re more private than that, write your goals wherever you like, but do write them and include an approximate pricetag.

In either case, pop back here on Wednesdays and weekends during April for more simple but effective tips on translating your hopes and dreams into reality.

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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. My great secret dream is to take the one-year Arts program @ Dawson City College the year after I retire: about @10 K now, probably more then. And my long-term one (also “post-retirement”)is to run uplifting & fun creative writing/poetry/journalling groups/workshops/mentorships for women of all ages, with a writer friend, in Toronto, hopefully thro community centres, etc. Start-up maybe $1500 K each. We will aim at women in need/distress/seniors, but will happilly work with anyone. (If we have to rent a place – more. Have to look into it further.)
    arcticdreamer´s last [type] ..Sunrise- sunset in Yellowknife


    Nancy (aka Moneycoach) Reply:

    @arcticdream I got shivers reading this. Seriously – got all inspired!


    Apr 10, 2011
  2. ET

    @arcticdreamer $3 million dollar workshops! That’s an expensive project!


    Apr 11, 2011

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