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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: 


May 29, 2018 - Women's Money Group Meeting

How to Protect Yourself Financially

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

May 29, 2018 | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Ladies, how vulnerable are you financially?

When I was in my twenties, I thought I was doing really well. Then, in my early thirties, tragedy struck and my financial house came tumbling down around me. I didn't see any of it coming, despite the fact that I'm a Type A, organized, and goal-driven person.

Almost overnight, I found myself $400,000 in debt and without a future. Imagine having to completely reinvent your life, from scratch, at 32. That was my reality back then.

The thing that I realized in a hurry is that the biggest point of risk in anyone's life is what they don't know. If you don't know that you are vulnerable, how can you protect yourself? If you're not aware that the way you've set up your financial life is full of holes, how can you prevent a mess when life happens?

And life happens to everyone at some point.

Protecting yourself isn't rocket science, but it does involve setting up your personal finances in a way that mitigates risk and provides a buffer if the unthinkable happens - like divorce, death, major illness in the family, sudden loss of job, and so on.

In this month's Women's Money Group meeting, I will show you which documents and financial structures offer a measure of protection. Through an interactive, case-based approach, you'll learn about the various points of vulnerability and how they change depending on your circumstances. You will also learn how to structure your personal finances to minimize your exposure to potential problems and to provide you with the resources you need should something happen.

You will also learn everything you need to know about your Credit Bureau Report and Credit Score - what affects it, how to improve it, and why it matters.

Get guidance and support as you work through your points of vulnerability to get to a place of greater security.

As part of the May 29th event, you will also have complimentary access to a webinar in mid-June to follow up on your progress. 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 new to Women's Money Group, you can attend your first meeting for free. 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, at the Wine night in July. Guests need to register separately under their own name.

To help us to continue to offer the first meeting for free, kindly advise us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend.

See you on May 29th!


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

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

Sep 29, 2018 | 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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