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Worry-Free Money: How to Own Your Own Finances and Make Financial Lemonade


How to Own Your Own Finances and Make Financial Lemonade

Shannon Lee Simmons is a Certified Financial Planner and a fresh voice in the world of personal finance. She understands the new and very real pressures to survive modern life and keep up in the age of social media. 

Shannon Lee Simmons is the founder of the New School of Finance, an advice-only financial planning firm, and the author of two best-selling financial planning books, Worry-Free Money, and her newest book Living Debt-Free in which she explores the complexity of debt in this no-shame, no-blame guide to getting rid of your debt!  

Do you ever feel like no matter what you make, you constantly feel broke? You’re not alone! Shannon recognized many of her clients felt that way. Feeling broke can be just as bad as being broke, since it leads to overspending and misery. This inspired her to come up with the “Worry-Free Money” plan, which takes practical look at finances and will help you break the cycle of guilt! 

Come listen to her speak on “Worry-Free Money” and learn all about this guilt-free approach to managing your money and your life. 

When:  Thursday, May 2, 7 pm

Where: Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. 

Free Admission, all are welcome, no registration required. 


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