Sandy Yong completed her business degree in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After graduation, she started her professional career and started saving her hard-earned money. She decided to invest in mutual funds as recommended by her financial advisor at one of the big banks. Unbeknownst to her, these mutual funds were high-risk and had high hidden fees. Not too long after, she lost money and was upset that she lost thousands with the bumpy roller coaster ride of the stock market.
It was a tough lesson to learn, but she decided to take her money matters into her own hands and has become a self-directed investor. She has read a plethora of personal finance books over the past ten years. Sandy shares the same investing philosophies by the world’s wealthiest, including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio and Tony Robbins.
Sandy has generated a successful self-directed financial portfolio and owns several Canadian income properties. In addition, as an entrepreneur, she has previously run her own internet marketing and beauty blogging business. As a professional Speaker and Toastmaster, she has educated working professionals on how to invest in the stock market and in real estate. She simplifies the world of investing which, for many people, seems to be a confusing and complicated system. Understanding it may be intimidating to talk about money, Sandy is breaking the barrier and opening discussions so that people feel confident to overcome their fears about investing and take action to achieve their financial goals. Her goal is to inspire individuals to become self-made millionaires and realize that they can achieve financial independence.
With her passion for personal finance, combined with her public speaking skills, she’s the author of the exciting book, The Money Master: Inside Secrets on How to Make Your Money Grow and Stay Safe. She speaks on this topic at numerous workshops and conferences. Sandy proudly partners with CAMH: Centre of Addiction and Mental Health. For every book purchase, she donates $2 to assist this charity with mental health research. Her vision is to help people feel comfortable conversing about money and mental health, as both can be sensitive subjects and impact our daily lives. Sandy is dedicated to empowering women’s organizations and young professionals to become financially independent.