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Wealthy Barber author and latest “dragon” David Chilton to deliver Discovery 2013 keynote address

Jan 11, 2013

Newscan (Vol 15, Issue 1)

RGC is pleased to announce that David Chilton, the newest judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and the author of Canada’s all-time bestselling book, The Wealthy Barber, will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Discovery conference in Toronto on April 15.

Managing your money is not about budgeting, which “in real life [is] invariably sabotaged by human nature,” David said in a 2009 interview with George Stroumboulopoulos. “My primary message has always been: spend less than you make. And I think, by the way, you’re just as happy when you do.” Sound financial planning starts with understanding your personal life goals and being willing to learn from your mistakes.

“David’s common-sense message about overspending has many parallels to what we tell people about safer gambling,” Jon Kelly says. “Taking a look at these parallels will be a great way to jumpstart what promises to be a busy and thought-provoking Discovery conference.”

An economics graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, David is a financial literacy expert who doesn’t think money talk has to be dry and boring. Using humour and powerful non-technical language, he has provided thousands of Canadians with sound, memorable and practical financial advice for decades, since his first book was published in 1989.

Follow David on Twitter @wealthy_barber and join him at Discovery 2013 this April, where he will give away a copy of his book, The Wealthy Barber Returns, to all who attend.