Newmarket Chamber Of CommerceMaybe the best kind of PR is the unsolicited third-party type. At York Region Money Coaches we’re proud that our unbiased approach to financial planning continues to make waves – not just nationally with The Globe & Mail, Canadian Living and Living Well, that have each promoted the uniqueness of the work that we do.

York Region Money Coaches was recently named as a finalist for Newmarket’s Chamber of Commerce 2014 Professional Service of the Year Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in company growth, customer service, market development and community service. Nominated businesses must exemplify professionalism and integrity and have been in business for more than three years. The category includes but is not limited to law, medical, dental, accounting, financial, insurance, real estate and other professional service providers. The winner will be announced at the Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala in October, and we’re thrilled to have made it to this final stage.

Since opening our doors we have tried to make a difference in our community by educating our clients one at a time. Money Coaching is still in its infancy, but it is a category we are convinced is critical to empower clients with the tools and knowledge to make better decisions with their hard-earned money.

This week, Global TV’s Morning Show aired a segment on women seniors and their personal finances. The interviewee (Senior VP of HomEquity Bank) promoted the benefits of flat-fee Money Coaching. You can watch the segment here:

Here are some notable quotes from 3:45 – 5:41 of the segment:

“It’s important that women seniors seek help – to talk to a professional. I really like the concept of Money Coaches. Money Coaches are highly educated financial advisors, but they are not linked to any particular company. They don’t sell any products – they just offer advice. They meet with their clients over 3 or 4 months, come up with a plan, and provide unbiased advice. I find that they have a very high level of integrity and I think it’s a great idea. We can buy this service as a gift for our parents, maybe when they’re getting into retirement, so they can understand all of their sources of income and are not as stressed out as they get older.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

And just yesterday, Rob Carrick of the Globe & Mail waxed poetic about the importance of seeking objective financial advice, and highlighted the fee-only financial planner directory at It can be found at:

Rob Carrick often writes about the benefits of fee-only planners / Money Coaches, and he again recommended that those preparing for retirement should consider ”getting some analysis from a fee-only financial planner.” The most popular comment we hear from past clients is that the unbiased approach to financial planning is a relief – a relief that there is no product pitch, a relief that there is objectivity, and a relief that their needs are all that matters to the Money Coach working with them.

When can you afford to retire? Will you run out of money? What lifestyle can you afford, and for how long?

Financial peace comes to those who can answer these questions with confidence, and who have been educated by someone who cares about their financial future, without bias.

If you would like to experience the benefits of a qualified Money Coach, I encourage you to reach out to York Region Money Coaches and schedule a free, no-obligation Money Coaching consultation. There’s no time like the present to tackle what could become a New Year’s resolution in your not-too-distant-future.