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Upcoming Events

Join Doris at one of her events, listed below, to help you grow your financial confidence. Get the support, answers, and guidance you need to thrive!

If there’s a particular topic you’d like Doris to address in one her monthly meetings, send her an email: 


November 27th, 2018 - Women's Money Group Meeting

Understanding Taxes to Ensure You Pay Less

Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Nov 27, 2018 | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Are you satisfied with the amount of income tax you pay? Do you know for certain that you have optimized your finances to pay the very least amount possible?

One of the big differences between the wealthy and the middle class is found in the way they approach taxes. The wealthy understand how important taxes are to their bottom line and they set up their finances to pay as little as possible.

What if you could learn to do the same?

In this month's Women's Money Group meetup, we have invited a Chartered Accountant from Logan Katz LLP to help us understand and navigate the world of taxes.

How much tax do we pay in Canada?

What is the relationship between income levels and the amount of tax we pay?

What's the difference between federal taxes and provincial taxes? What are the rates?

What tax-sheltering vehicles exist and how can we make use of them?

What deductions are allowed for salaried people? The self-employed? Hourly workers?

How do taxes apply to investments? Are different investments taxed differently?

These are just some of the questions that we will address with the guidance of our special guest.

Best of all, we'll share this information using an interactive, case-based approach. By the end of the meeting, you will have applied some of the information learned to real-life case studies.

As part of the  November 27th event, you will also have complimentary access to a webinar on December 11 th to follow up on your progress and review the information from the meetup.

There's a community of like-minded women who are here to support you. Those who are WMG members will have access to me for additional Q&A's through the closed Facebook group.

If you're concerned or embarrassed about the thought that you'll have to disclose personal information, you can rest easy. This is a safe zone where you participate only if you choose to. If you'd prefer to sit quietly and simply absorb the discussions, that's perfectly fine.

If you're new to the Women's Money Group, you can attend your first meeting for only $20* - half the cost of the monthly membership! In addition, if you join the WMG within two months, we will credit you the cost of the first meeting, making it free!

If you've already been to one meeting, reserve a seat through this page and then head over to the YFL website to purchase a membership: You can select a monthly membership for $39/month plus tax, or an annual membership for $347 plus tax. The website lists the many perks included in each membership. Please note that membership fees are going up effective October 1st, 2018, so lock-in the lower rate today!

If you are a member, access to the meeting is included in your membership. You just need to reserve a seat through the link below.

Here are some of the benefits of participating in our monthly meetings:


  • Finally get past your blocks, create a system that works, and achieve your goals with our help.
  • Ask whatever you like in our women-only safe zone.
  • Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
  • Hands-on experience through case-based learning.
  • You’ll get support and follow up after the meeting.

Seats are limited, so be sure to book your spot today! Members, if you bring a guest, your name will be entered in a draw to win a copy of my book, Protect Your Purse. Please note that guests need to register separately under their own name.

See you on November 27th!

*Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If your schedule changes, we are happy to reschedule to another meeting on a one-time basis.

December 18th, 2018 - Women's Money Group

Dealing with Money in Relationships

Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Dec 18, 2018 | 7:00pm-9:00pm


How to Invest and Grow Your Money (Women-Only Event)

Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Jan 19, 2019 | 9:00am-5:00pm

Women everywhere say the same thing when it comes to investing: They don’t feel confident and they’re afraid of losing money.

Some have had bad experiences with financial advisors and they feel that everyone, from bankers to advisors, seems to have a vested interest in what they recommend.

They don't know who to trust. So they play it safe, if they invest at all. Or they keep saying that they'll get to it whenever they figure it out, some day, later.

Well all know that later never comes.

By avoiding investing, unfortunately, women harm their financial future as well as their ability to create good options for themselves. Their retirement is full of question marks, and heaven forbid that an unforeseen trauma should occur.

In the book Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It, we learn that on average, women have less than 50% of the wealth that men have. This has an impact on our ability to thrive when faced with adversity – loss of job, health issues, change in marital status, and so on.

One of the biggest obstacles to developing our net worth is the fact that we tend to delegate investing and larger financial decisions to the men in our lives on the mistaken belief that they'll do a better job. In fact, the data clearly show that when women get down to investing, they do as good a job as men, or better.

The best way to create great options for ourselves is by growing our net worth. One of the ways to do that is to make our money work for us by investing and growing it.

What if you could turn your money into your employee and make it work for you? What if you also learned that it's not that difficult?

In this day-long workshop, Doris Belland, host of the Women's Money Group, financial literacy educator, and investor, tackles the issue of investing for women. She will help you learn the fundamentals of investing and grow your confidence so that you can take charge of your money.

Topics to be covered in this hands-on workshop include:

  • How your mindset and money story influence your financial decisions, based on research.
  • The terminology of investing: What on earth do those terms mean?
  • Risk: What is it and how does it work?
  • Are safe investments really safe?
  • How to start investing.
  • Comparing different investments – their relative strengths and risks.
  • Which factors matter, according to research?
  • Outlining different investments strategies. What works, and when?
  • Should you use a financial advisor? If so, what should you look for?
  • How tax considerations affect investment choices.

Some of the benefits of attending our workshops include:

  • Women-only safe zone: Ask any question you like, without intimidation.
  • Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
  • Hands-on experience through case-based learning.

Participants will leave with a completed workbook and an invitation to a follow-up webinar for Q&A's after the workshop. They will also have access to a closed Facebook Group for continued support.

Coffee, tea, and healthy snacks will be provided throughout the day. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12 pm - 1 pm. The doors will open at 8:30 am for registration and the workshop will begin at 9 am.

Women's Money Group members enjoy a 20% discount. To become a WMG member, click here.

The number of seats is capped at 25 to allow for deeper discussions and attention to individual attendees' questions. Reserve your spot today to avoid disappointment!

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