EP153 Milli Moves: Financial Fitness Tips from Centennial College Students Ricardo Garcia and Janine Walters

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Today we have Centennial graduates Ricardo Garcia and Janine Walters here to share their financial fitness tips. After growing up in Brazil and moving around a lot in his early years, Ricardo decided to pursue the “Canadian Dream” and is graduating with a Financial Services Degree. Janine is an experienced Funds Associate with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Actuarial Science. In this episode, Ricardo shares what pushed him to start a career in finance and explains his drive to help others plan for their future. Janine describes the benefits of starting something that is completely your own and being your own boss. This is a great episode for anyone planning for their long-term goals, as you will learn the importance of starting small but aiming high!

I get great satisfaction from helping other people.” - Ricardo Garcia

This Week on Young Money:

  • The importance of planning for the future.
  • Why you have to believe in yourself to achieve your goals.
  • The benefit of having a tax-free savings account.
  • Why we need to surround ourselves with people who build us up and have the same financial goals.

Key takeaways:

  1. Pursue your dreams.
  2. Set big goals.
  3. Start small.
  4. Plan ahead.
  5. Invest in yourself.

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Janine Walters:

LinkedIn

Connect with Ricardo Garcia:

LinkedIn

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