Quick Facts

  • Former Financial Professional:  12 years (was in the industry from 1994 - 2006)
  • Sold her practice:  June 2005 (was an investment manager for one of Canada's most international banks and a financial advisor before opening her own wealth management firm in 2000).
  • Financial literacy advocate: from 2005 - present, Kelley has been on a mission to Make Canadians Feel Good About Money, serves on the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy and is a consumer advocate for FP Canada (formerly Financial Planning Standards Council).
  • W Network Host: Burn My Mortgage, financial host. Aired in the winter of 2010/2011 - 13 episodes.
  • CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show personal finance expert since 2012.
  • Books written:  10
    • Talk Money To Me; save well, spend some, and feel good about your money - December 2019 (Simon and Schuster)
    • Protecting You and Your Money; A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud - March 2014
    • A Canadian's Guide to Money Smart Living - January 2013
    • THE Money Book- May 2011
    • She Inc(US Edition) - May 2009
    • She Inc. - November 2008
    • The Prosperity Factor for Kids (US Edition) - January 2008
    • The Prosperity Factor for Canadian Kids - April 2007
    • The Woman's Guide to Money - March 2006
    • The Prosperity Factor for Women - March 2005
    • Mutual Fundamentals II - not yet published
  • Books published:  9
  • Columns/ articles published:  300 + and counting
  • Regular features: (conducted over 900 media interviews in the past three years)
    • Marilyn Denis Show
    • Tangerine's Forward Thinking blog
    • The Women's Collection
    • Golden Girl Finance
    • Meridian Credit
    • Chartwell Retirement Residences
    • RBC Entrepreneurs in the Garage
    • CIBC (various articles and videos)
    • Financial Planning for Canadians consumer site
    • CPA Canada Magazine
    • CJAD Radio Montreal
    • Host, Burn My Mortgage on the W Network
  • Speaker for sixteen years lecturing to thousands of women, CIEPS students & financial professionals
  • Favourite cities: Toronto, Washington and Paris (other than home town Edmonton)
  • Age: 44
  • Awarded the TIAW (The International Alliance for Women) World of Difference 100 Awards in October of 2009
  • Awarded the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education award, granted by The Institute for Financial Literacy in April 2013 for The Canadian's Guide to Money-Smart Living and again in April 2014 for Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft & Fraud
  • Boards and committees: Money Mentors board member, CFEE (Canadian Foundation for Economic Education) board member, Consumer Agency of Canada National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy member (past), Ontario Securities Commission Senior Advisory Committee member, Consumer Agency of Canada Consumer Protection Advisory Committee member, IWF (International Women's Forum) ,member, OECD INFE affiliate member, FP Canada Consumer Advocate.
  • Media:  interviewed by thousands of radio & TV shows and featured in hundreds of newspapers and magazines and quoted in Oprah's O Magazine in 2009.
  • Past features:  CNBC (New York) regular contributor, CBC Radio Active (weekly), Alberta Primetime regular contributor - The Monday Money Panel, CBC Radio - Nationally Syndicated Weekly Financial Columnist, CTV (monthly segment), Sun Media (columnist), Forever Young (columnist) , Canadian Money Saver Magazine (regular contributor), Orb Magazine (COIN columnist), The Globe and Mail’s, Cash Clash columnist and more.

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