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jeffrey schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey is the executive director of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada and president of the Credit Association of Greater Toronto. Consolidated Credit is a national non-profit credit counseling organization that teaches consumers about personal finance.

Please visit www.consolidatedcredit.ca for more information on credit counseling, debt management and budgeting. And follow Jeffrey on Twitter too.

Tanya Moat

Tanya Moat

Tanya is a freelance writer and web designer. She blogs at Eat Laugh Purr where she enjoys simple pleasures every day. Her life is ruled by a ginger tabby named Max who also meows about his awesomeness on their blog.

Please visit Eat Laugh Purr to learn more about them. And follow her on Twitter where she promises to tweet more than pics of Max. Eventually.


Corina Ramos

Corina is a work-from-home mom rolling with the punches while trying to balance a family and an online business. She is dealing with teens, grey hair, and wrinkles all at the same time! She recently launched a new blog known as Not Now Mom's Busy which talks about teen issues, juggling family life with work life, how to find work from home jobs, living on a budget, and so much more.

Follow Corina on Twitter at Corina Ramos or Facebook.


Shannon Ryan

Shannon is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a Mom on a mission to help busy parents teach their children simple, value-based principles that guide their money decisions and support their long-term financial well-being.

At age thirteen, Shannon's father began teaching her about money. He not only taught her how to save, spend and share her money, but more importantly - that money is emotional. He showed her how emotions - both positive and negative - could influence her spending habits. But if she learned to align her money decisions with her goals and values, then she could experience financial freedom.

Today, Shannon has worked with individuals and businesses for 20 years, helping clients feel more financially prepared. Over the years, she's learned how you think about money is often the key to financial success. Many people live their entire lives with negative thoughts and habits around money, and many of those beliefs originated from childhood observations of how their parents handled money. With this in mind, she started working with her daughters at a very young age to help them build a positive relationship with money.

Shannon wrote The Heavy Purse to help parents start money conversations with their children through a fun, bedtime story and developed companion workbooks to help deepen those conversations. Visit The Heavy Purse to learn more on how to raise Money Smart Kids.

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