Hello! And welcome! I’m Janet Ries, The Money Counsellor.
I am SO excited that you have decided to stop living paycheck to paycheck.
Cheers, to you changing your money story.
There is nothing I enjoy more than working with passionate business owners & households that are ready to get to the next level of their life!
I know firsthand how challenging it can be to stay on top of the day-to-day. As a single mother of 2 teenagers, I get it. I've always had comfort when to came to money. However, building my own home, starting a business, becoming a Landlord, maxing out my own lines of credit and being privy to the intimate financial details of thousands of families, all gave me the nuggets that enhance my skill set today.
Ten years working for the Region of Durham, helping 750 families a year access essential services made me realize just how many people didn't know how to manage money. So, I taught them "my way" and it actually made sense to them! Not only that, but the system I taught them empowered them to improve and simplify their financial lives.
Teaching at a local college showed me how my people skills combined with the practical numbers, really resonated with others. When I started my business in 2010, I was helping families and small businesses get an understanding of where they were at, and more importantly how they could get to where they really wanted to go!
Who doesn't want to live financially stress free? Who doesn't want to focus on their relationships, feel joy and do the things they love instead of stressing, worrying and fighting about money?
As you know there is no school to teach us about money. I am self taught, with Certification in Solution Focused Counselling, Business Analysis, a diploma in Human Services, 10 years running an office and 10 years helping families get out of the worst financial crisis' you can imagine. In 2010 I started my business, sparked by the calls coming in from families with good jobs, but in financial crisis due to the recession. Or at least that's what they thought.
The Money Counsellor provides the OBJECTIVE financial education we all need.
With my easy-to-follow system, people are immediately able to comprehend and plan their finances. My clients tell me how they can actually feel years of money stress melt away. When we work together, I treat you and your personal information with the utmost confidence and respect. I understand the importance of confidentiality around your finances and make your privacy my priority as well. This protection is written directly into each contract of The Money Counsellor for your peace of mind.
After my separation in 2017, I focused on developing an on-line program to offer a more accessible way for others to learn these skills. It's affordable for many, at your convenience and less than 25% of the cost of working with me one-on-one!
Are you ready to put money in its place, as a tool where it belongs? Imagine how amazing it will feel to learn you CAN pay off your debt, achieve YOUR goals, buy or sell real estate or know what retirement can look like. The world becomes your oyster.
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