Hello there! Welcome to Wealth Awesome.
A Canadian website where you can learn about how to make money, save money, invest, fight debt, travel cheap, and work from anywhere.
Who Am I?
I’m Christopher Liew and I was born and raised in Canada.
I’ve worked as a financial advisor at RBC, an investment wholesaler at CI Investments, and an energy trader at Enmax.
I’ve also ran my own life insurance brokerage business where I managed over 80 clients.
I am now a financial writer and my work has been published or featured on Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, Motley Fool, ThinkSaveRetire.com, Investing.com, and Marriage.com.
I’ve worked in finance roles for over 11 years, and I’ve been a CFA© Charterholder since 2016.
Why I started this site
Even though I graduated with a finance degree, I didn’t know much about managing my own finances and investing.
Like many Canadians, I started off by investing in mutual funds with extremely high fees, which I have since stopped.
I also wasn’t great at saving, and wasted a lot of money buying stuff I didn’t need that ultimately didn’t make me happy.
I noticed that in every workplace that I’ve been to (myself included!), many people are miserable at their cubicle office jobs.
I realized that above all, I craved freedom and autonomy in my career.
Today, I’m proud to say I:
- Can work anywhere in the world from my laptop
- Save at least 40% of my income
- Traveled to over 30 countries
- Track my spending daily and my net worth monthly.
- Have multiple sources of income such as freelance writing, a rental property, and ETFs and stocks.
I wanted to pass along to you what I learned from all my experiences with finance, investing, and traveling.
My Best Articles
Whatever personal finance topic you’re interested in, here’s some good articles to start with:
- 14 Legit Passive Income Ideas
- 27 Brilliant Tips to Save Money and Live Better
- Mylo App Review: No-Brainer Savings App for Canadians
- 23 Authentic Work From Home Jobs
- 11 Painful Steps in My Journey to Work From Anywhere
- 9 Simple Steps To Get Your Dream Job
- Vanguard Canada Overview
- 7 Best Investment Options in Canada
- 11 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for 2020
Want to work with me, collaborate on something, or have some questions or comments about this blog? I’d love to hear from you. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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