Melissa Leong is one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance. A sought-after speaker, national media personality, bestselling author, and award-winning podcast host, she is currently the resident money expert on CTV’s The Social, Canada’s leading daytime talk show, and a repeat guest on The Drew Barrymore Show. Leong is on a quest to help people better manage their money while maximizing their happiness. She delivers high-energy, informative, and practical talks about behavioural economics, positive psychology, and personal finance in her signature frank and funny style.
For almost two decades, Leong worked as a print journalist, reporting on a variety of beats including crime, politics, terrorism, arts, and business for The National Post, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail. She spent several years as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post and is now a go-to money expert for radio and television programs such as BNN and CBC.
Leong graduated from the esteemed Bachelor of Journalism program at the Toronto Metropolitan University (former Ryerson University). She is the bestselling author of the feel-good finance guide, Happy Go Money, and host of the award-winning business podcast, Money Moves: Conversations About Investing.