The Secret To Financial Success? It's Not About Money

podcast Jun 06, 2022

The Secret To Financial Success? It's Not About Money

This week’s episode focuses on the emotional and holistic side of money...the stories we  tell ourselves about money. Stories are the messages we receive about money in childhood often from parents and reinforced in our social and cultural environments.  

All these messages integrate to form thoughts, money stories and core beliefs that influence how we interact with money on a daily basis. Some of these beliefs are unconscious leading us to behave or react to money with little or no thought.

Today’s guest contributor shares how her childhood experience of watching her mother struggle with money impact the financial decisions she made in her life. In early adulthood she had accumulated $55k in debt, resolved to pay it off in 5 years, but actually paid it off in 3.5 years. It is a story of awareness, understanding how the past intersects with the present and potentially the future until we make a conscious decision to change. 

Kassandra Dasent is a holistic wealth advocate and a thought leader in the personal finance space, certified project manager (PMP/CSM), certified commercial credit analyst (GCC), and certified financial education instructor (CFEI).

She is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and has performed as a solo artist and as a vocalist in festivals. She has been featured in numerous media outlets including, Forbes, US News & World Report, Business Insider, Fast Company, Yahoo! Finance and so many more.

A twice immigrant, and fluent in French, Kassandra was born in Trinidad, West Indies, raised in Montreal, Canada. 

Talking to Kassandra was like sitting on the sofa with an old friend enjoying a cup of coffee. She is real, vulnerable, fun, engaging and insightful. I am sure you will enjoy her story as much as I did. 

To find out more about Kassandra and how to contact her