I'm a mom who spent years worrying about money and it was awful.
My promise to you is this:
I will help you start replacing your money worries with knowledge & action. Right now.
Soon after becoming a mom, I realized it was time to make a deeper change in people's lives. Being a hairdresser and owning my own successful mobile beauty business was fun and I earned plenty of money, but I wasn't fulfilled. Doing hair and having the flexibility to spend loads of time with my baby boy was fantastic, but I wanted to make a deeper change in people's lives.
The world of finance was calling me.
How did I know this?
After graduating high school, this small town Canadian girl knew only three things about money; you work for it, you spend it and you save some. Growing up in an outdoorsy family, we spent lots of time quadding, horseback riding, moose hunting and boating and very little time talking about how money works. I used to think “saving” meant burying money in a coffee can in the back forty or hiding it under my mattress!! The concept of putting money to work instead of just trading hours for dollars wasn’t introduced to me until I was 20. A business owner client was sitting in my hairdressing chair one day and he asked me what I thought about the idea of owning my own salon one day. The conversation moved toward investing in other people's businesses. He quickly realized I had no idea what he was talking about and suggested I read a book called "Smart Couples Finish Rich". My passion for investing began while reading that book.
When my son was in kindergarten, I was offered a position as a financial advisor at a large investment firm, contingent on completion of the required courses and exams. My son watched many Disney movies while I studied. I passed the exams and was hired. I am thankful every day that I took a risk and stepped out of my comfort zone. It would have been so much easier to build up my mobile beauty business
The beginning of my career as a "financial advisor" wasn't an easy phase of my life. Compensation came only from selling financial products like stocks, mutual funds and life insurance, so I did a lot of work for free. Many people asked me, “What do you charge for a financial review?”, but the firm I worked for didn’t allow its advisors to charge consultation fees. My only compensation was from people buying financial products from me. I did a lot of work for free because, through my free consultation process, people sometimes discovered they didn't need a new financial advisor or a new investment. They just needed someone they like, trust and believe in to share new perspectives and say, “You’re on the right track.”
The “financial advising” industry is geared towards serving wealthy people. Most financial advisors can’t be bothered to help people become wealthy because the financial firms they work for are after one thing: quick profit.
I gradually got over my fear of going against the grain and decided to do what makes me happy: working for those who like, trust and believe in me, no matter how much money they have.
The investment firm and I parted ways. Barrie Financial Consulting Inc. formed around my passion to serve people at any net worth level. I structured compensation options that are fair for both myself and the people I serve. As time went on, I noticed my work was making the biggest difference in the lives of moms. I also noticed certain money questions were being asked over and over by moms. My business coach helped me realize that tens of thousands of moms are out there asking the same money questions every day and I would never be able to reach all of them unless I wrote a book. Throughout 2016, I began turning these common money questions into workshops, YouTube videos, blogs and LinkedIn articles. I eventually turned all of this into my first book, “39 Keys To Money Success For The 39 Forever Mom”.