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“She preaches what she practiced”

Twenty-three-year-old Lesley Scorgie makes a very good living preaching what she has been practising since she was 10 years old. At age 10 she bought her first investment, a Canada Savings Bond, and has been salting her money away ever since.

Her recently published book Rich by Thirty is a bestseller. She assists the reader by providing worksheets, action plans, and many tips to help young people take control of their finances. Lesley is much in demand as a professional speaker. She has even shared her investment strategies with the queen of wealth, Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey show.

Lesley focuses her efforts on educating young people ages 13-25 on the advantages of saving money and investing wisely: “It’s not how much you make, its how much you keep.”

She owns her own home in Calgary, and the day we spoke she had just returned from a vacation in Hawaii. Not bad for 23, eh?

Born in Toronto and raised in Calgary, she graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in marketing and finance. While attending university she worked for four years at the Royal Bank. Studying money and how to make it grow has always been her interest.

Her advice to young people wishing to be rich by 30? “Dick, I believe that that rich is no longer about the amount of dollars that a young person has in their bank account. Rather it is about developing a healthy relationship with money by doing these three things: 1, spend money wisely; 2, save and invest for the future; 3, give back to the community. The best advice that I can give to a young person is to START NOW. Start doing these three things that will help to build a healthy relationship with money.”

Although she lives well, wealth is not her real motivation. She simply wants to be free to do the things she enjoys.

Lesley Scorgie, a Canadian Achiever who enjoys preaching what she has been practicing for years.

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