Julie Hyunjoo Lee is one of our 30 Inspirational Women in Canadian FinTech and Finance!
Julie (@MoneySherpa) is the founder of MoneySherpa, a website that provides financial education for millennials. She’s also the founder of MultiMension, an e-learning solution company. Here, she shares her best financial advice, speaks about her impressive career, and honours the women who inspired her along the way.
What are you most proud of accomplishing in your career?
JHL: In previous years, I’ve mostly provided services for clients. On top of keeping my clients happy, I am proud of the fact that I’ve made my own projects happen, especially MoneySherpa. Growing a business is a long journey, but keeping it moving makes me feel proud.
Who were the women that served as role models to inspire you in your life?
JHL: I’ve met a lot of successful and strong Canadian women leaders. I admire all of them. I recall Heather Reisman telling Women of Influence that female entrepreneurs shouldn’t be afraid of becoming mothers. She said that kids will grow up faster than we think, and being a parent won’t stop us from building our career and business. I was pregnant and just starting MoneySherpa at the time. Her words helped me worry less.
What was the best financial advice that you’ve ever received?
JHL: Start early. Whether you invest in stocks, real estate, or something else, time is one of the key factors for building wealth. We can’t control all risks, however, we can control our time and decision making. I also believe that doing something new motivates you to learn more. If you invest $200 in index funds, you are more likely to be curious about market trends than those who simply save. If you spend time visiting open houses, you will learn more about the housing market. Start researching and investing early so you’re ready to make bigger decisions at the right time.
Thanks for sharing your story, Julie! To learn about more finfluencers, check out our 30 Inspirational Women in Canadian FinTech and Finance.