E30: The Wisest Investment with Robin Taub
November is Financial Literacy month in Canada, so as part of Ginsler Wealth's ongoing efforts to promote financial literacy, Brian speaks with Robin Taub, CPA, CA, the author of The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life.
Brian and Robin discuss her path to writing the book on financial literacy, the 5 Pillars of Money, her 11 Healthy Habits of Financial Management, and how parents can overcome the challenges of teaching their children about money.
Robin is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), keynote speaker, and bestselling author recognized for her expertise in personal finance and financial literacy. Her award-winning book, The Wisest Investment, has received accolades, including praise from David Chilton, the star of Dragons' Den and author of The Wealthy Barber.
With a unique ability to simplify complex money topics, Robin acts as the "Google Translate" for personal finance, making it accessible to all. Her background includes roles in audit, taxation, and derivatives marketing at leading Canadian firms. She is also a passionate advocate for advancing women CPAs into leadership roles.
Robin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with High Distinction from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is a lifelong learner, having completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course.
Residing in Toronto, Robin and her husband have raised two (mostly) money-smart young adults. Besides her financial expertise, she enjoys snowboarding, cycling, and attending concerts, including a memorable backstage encounter with Bruce Springsteen.
For more about Robin and to purchase a copy of The Wisest Investment, click here.
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0:00 Intro & Disclaimer
3:42 Robin's financial journey
9:23 Why should parents teach their kids financial management?
11:45 Robin's Five Pillars of Money
17:01 How should an allowance work?
20:58 11 Healthy Habits of Financial Management
27:45 How can parents actually teach financial literacy?
34:39 Fraud, phishing, and cybersecurity
37:36 Robin's Key Tip
38:16 Meeting Bruce Springsteen
40:50 If Robin could do anything, what would it be?
41:57 Outro and disclaimer