Melissa Leong is one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance. She is currently the resident money expert on CTV’s The Social, Canada’s leading daytime talk show, and is a repeat guest on The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS. A national media personality, Leong is also a go-to money expert for programs such as BNN, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, CP24, Global News, and Newstalk 1010. Through her channels, Leong reaches millions of Canadians on her quest to help them manage their money while maximizing happiness.
A graduate of Ryerson University’s esteemed Bachelor of Journalism program, Leong is an award-winning writer. For the past 17 years, she has reported on a variety of subjects, including crime, politics, terrorism, arts, and business for the National Post, the Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail. She has interviewed thousands of subjects, including heads of state, royalty, and celebrities such as Hugh Jackman and Carrie Fisher. Most recently, Leong was the personal finance writer for the Financial Post.
Leong is also the author of the award-winning, feel-good finance guide Happy Go Money. It combines psychology with personal finance to create a practical, easy-to-understand guide to spending smartly, saving right, and enjoying life. Leong’s also self-published teen adventure novels that have sold almost 70,000 copies worldwide and soared to #1 on a number of bestseller lists on Amazon.
A mom to two young kids, in her spare time Leong also mentors youth and volunteers for organizations that promote the advancement and empowerment of women.