Lesley Scorgie is the bestselling author of Rich by Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide To Financial Success, a personal finance book geared towards young people. Lesley released her second book in spring 2010, Rich by Forty: A Young Couple's Guide To Building Net Worth, which focuses on giving young couples the tools they need to grow their net worth.
When Lesley was only 17 she was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show where she discussed financial strategies for young people and revealed her goal of becoming rich by thirty. Lesleyscorgie.com (formerly richbythirty.com) was started shortly afterwards and it's designed to help you achieve financial success.
Money is important because it builds a path to freedom. Without it, your choices can be limited. With it, you can pursue your dreams. Wealth is no longer just about money. It is about freedom. The sooner you start making money work for you, the more financial freedom you'll have.
Lesley Scorgie is the bestselling author of Rich by Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide To Financial Success published in January 2007 and printed in English, French and Korean. Her latest book Rich by Forty, released in spring 2010, focuses on giving young couples the skills to build their net worth. Lesley owns and operates Rich By Inc., a financial consulting company dedicated to providing education, resources and tools for a variety of demographics. Lesley is passionate about encouraging financial literacy, a topic she has enthusiastically promoted through speaking and writing since 2001. In addition to this Lesley dedicates substantial time, energy and resources to non-profits within her community.
Lesley has made numerous television appearances including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, Marilyn Dennis and MTV Live. Lesley is a regular columnist with Metro News. Her financial articles have appeared in publications such as Men's Health magazine, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Unlimited magazine and the Calgary Herald. Lesley works and consults in the finance and energy industry and has been a spokesperson for Government Bonds and BMO Bank of Montreal.
Lesley began learning about financial literacy starting at age 10 when she made her first investment in a Canada Savings Bond. Since that time, she has developed an investment strategy that is unique, effective and suited to young people.
Lesley Scorgie is a Queen’s MBA, 2012, and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2005. She has her professional speaking designation from CAPS.
Lesley believes strongly in making financial literacy simple so that more people can secure their financial future. Her view on wealth is that money gives people freedom to make choices and decisions that allow them to chase after their dreams.
Lesley also dedicates substantial time, energy and resources to non-profits within her community. She is on the board of directors for YWCA of Canada and is a member on the President’s Think Tank Committee for University of Alberta.
Lesleyscorgie.com (formerly Richbythirty.com) was launched in 2004, three years prior to the release of her first book Rich By Thirty. The website became Lesley's hub for spreading the message of financial literacy to the world. Lesley has received hundreds of positive e-mails about Lesleyscorgie.com, her books and the impact of her speaking engagements.
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