EP036 Kelley Keehn with 5 Ways We Sabotage Our Finances

Kelley Keehn is a financial educator and the Consumer Advocate for the Financial Planning Standards Council whose mission is to make Canadians feel good about money. She has written nine bestselling books with Protecting You and Your Money; A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud and A Canadians Guide to Money-Smart Living as the latest additions to her published work. Being a media personality and speaker, Kelley served on the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy and has been appointed to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s Consumer Protection Advisory Committee.


Kelley joins me today to share the five ways you sabotage your finances and the mistakes she made and learned from as a young financial educator. She shares the different hats she currently wears and explains the difference between a financial educator and a consumer advocate. She also explains why she immerses herself every day in continuous learning and the importance of connecting with your future self when saving up for your future.

“The brightest minds in the entire universe that lived or are living today have written a book, write articles, have YouTube channels, podcasts. Listen to them. Immerse yourself in what they’re teaching.” – Kelley Keehn


This Week on Young Money:

  • How Kelley arrived at her financial path today
  • How her mom taught her about finances
  • How to think of yourself as a corporation
  • Why she wished she knew what would happen if she used a credit card
  • Why you shouldn’t “keep up with the Joneses”
  • The difference between false rationale and irrationality
  • How to deal with constant temptation
  • What is the Availability Era
  • The inspiration behind her upcoming book on why people should not self-diagnose


Key Takeaways:

  • Always think of yourself as a corporation.
  • Embrace the morning to get a lot of things done.
  • Don’t keep up with the Joneses.
  • Crunch the numbers and don’t ignore them.
  • Resist temptation. Don’t let your impulses take over.
  • Connect with your future self.


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