Kalee Boisvert has been in the financial industry for over fifteen years, but her love of money began very young. Growing up in a single parent household, she watched her mom struggle with finances and wished there was something she could do to help. She wasn’t going to allow her circumstances to define her, and thus her own journey into financial literacy and wealth management began. She decided that no woman should ever have to feel anxious about having enough money to support themselves, their family, or their future. Kalee chose to use her financial knowledge to empower and support women to put an end to their money-related stress.
Kalee now has an MBA in Finance from the Haskayne School of Business and is a financial professional whose focus remains on sparking healthy and positive conversations around wealth and investments. She is also a proud single mom to eight-year-old Ivy and new baby Jax. She lives with her family in Calgary, Alberta. Her debut self-help title Make Money your Thing! Was released in July 2023. And her first book for children, MoneyWise Mabel’s Bursting Bank comes out September 2023.
“A first-rate guide for women of any age looking to increase their wealth and feel confident doing so.”
– Kirkus Reviews
Financial adviser Boisvert offers women a crash course in fiscal literacy paired with a bit of friendly therapy.
The author uses her own experience as an example of how one can increase their wealth through strategy and planning. She divides her book into four simple parts and opens with an account of growing up in a financially precarious single-mom household. First, she guides readers through discovering how they think about money, offering therapylike worksheets to examine preconceptions about money that readers may have formed as kids. The second section is about growing confidence through budgeting and demolishing excuses. Next, Boisvert encourages women to stay engaged with their income: “Because at the end of the day, it’s your money and the person who will love and care about it the most will always be you.” Along the way, she supplies examples drawn from her own life and those of women she’s helped as a financial adviser. Finally, the book urges women to truly embrace what money means in terms of what they value: traveling, education, early retirement, and so on. She references the work of self-help authors Brené Brown and Wayne W. Dyer at various points, and although there’s a bit of an affirmational vibe to this book, it’s fully supported by solid monetary guidance and insightful personal advice. Indeed, it’s Boisvert’s affable and compassionate voice that truly makes this book stand out. She never lectures readers on what they ought to be doing with their money; instead, she comes across as a kind friend offering invaluable counsel. Although her book’s message could have easily been watered down into something aimed at male or female readers, Boisvert admirably remains steadfast in her goal “to support women, to help them overcome their insecurities around money, and to help them believe in themselves and what they were capable of in their financial lives”—and frankly, she nails it.
A first-rate guide for women of any age looking to increase their wealth and feel confident doing so.
Pub Date: July 11, 2023
Page count: 238pp
Review Posted Online: July 11, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 2023
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