I’m Vanessa, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and the money expert behind Mint Worthy.
I’ve spent almost a decade in the accounting industry helping corporations in Canada and the U.S. make sense of their numbers. Now, I’m tapping into my wealth of knowledge and experience to empower women to live life on their own financial terms.
I made the leap from corporate number crunching to personal finance for two reasons: 1) I’m not built for a career of cubicles and calculators and, 2) I know first-hand how financial independence can change a woman’s life. Fresh out of university, I made some sloppy financial decisions. I moved into a condo I could barely afford, sipped far too many Starbucks Frappuccinos, and let my savings account collect dust instead of interest.
I was looking for a way to get my money right when a friend taught me how to create a budget and a financial plan.
I became obsessed, studying everything about personal finance I could get my hands on. Then, I started putting what I learned into practice.
I traded in my condo for a basement apartment, cut back on the store-bought caffeine, and started saving aggressively. Within five years, I’d saved $100,000 and bought my first investment property. It wasn’t easy, and I dropped the ball a time or two, but in the end, it was worth it.
Excited about my new found financial freedom, I started chatting with my friends about my experience. Those conversations revealed how many women I knew who were just as lost about personal money management as I had been. I realized that far too many women are diving head first into consumer debt, neglecting their savings, and dreading checking their bank account balances and credit card statements.
I created Mint Worthy to fill that gap.
I’ve made it my mission to help women be the boss of their own lives, starting with their finances.
Using the same methods and practices that I applied, I’ve empowered women all over the world to find their financial footing.
I teach the fundamentals of personal money management, help you break bad money habits, and show you how to blaze a path to life-long financial freedom.