Christine Conway is a 32-year-old financial planner and partner at Braun Financial Services in Vancouver. When she and her husband, Cameron, moved to Vancouver from Winnipeg 10 years ago, they were living on an average Canadian income of under $80,000. Then they faced the daunting prospect of trying to live comfortably in an expensive city, buy a home for their family, and save for retirement.
Conway found a way: In just six years, the young couple saved $150,000 to pay off a big chunk of their credit card debt and mortgage on a home they own. Now they are within a few years of paying off all of their debts, including their mortgage, and they can see the day when Christine’s husband can quit his post office job and go back to writing, about finance.