My purpose is to help individuals see that there is hope and a way out of the financial predicament that they may find themselves in, whether it be facing a divorce, being newly widowed or bankruptcy.
I can help you because:
I am what you would call a “typical accountant “(sigh, it’s true).
I came to accounting as a calling. I started saving at the age of five, started putting those savings into an RRSP at age 18 and started doing my own tax returns as soon as I had a job. I actually LOVE doing tax returns. I’m not sure how people could possibly think that tax returns aren’t fun. Bookkeeping and budgets are fun too!
But don’t let my strong accounting traits put you off because in many ways I’m not your typical accountant.
I don’t adhere to the rigid accounting concept to save at all costs. Second, I listen to you and discuss your financial situation in a non-threatening and empathetic way. I help individuals and families create spending plans and financial goals that align with their own values and beliefs.
That said, I love to save money in every facet of my own life and I will happily share all my strategies, but I also am incredibly open-minded and love to help people figure out the spending habits that are going to make them happy. No two financial plans are alike just as no two individuals are alike.
Why am I so good at helping people align their values with their financial reality?
Because I have lived it. I know the stress (and financial havoc) that comes from not living according to my own values. I found this out when I was faced with marital collapse and the prospect of living as a single person after 20 years with the same person.
If you are in the middle of a conflict involving financial difficulties, you may feel that you cannot live your dreams.
I will help you find a path out and help you get back on track. It is never too late to start.
Some of my credentials:
Member of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver