"Melissa Leong is one of the best-loved authorities on personal finance."

— Forbes

About Melissa

Melissa Leong is a sought-after speaker, national media personality, best-selling author and award-winning writer.

She’s the author of the feel-good finance guide, Happy Go Money, is a repeat guest on The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS and serves as the resident money expert on Canada’s leading daytime talk show, The Social. She's the host of the award-winning business podcast, Money Moves: Conversations about Investing by The Globe and Mail’s Content Studio. She’s also a go-to money expert for radio and television programs, frequently appearing on BNN, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, CP24, Global News and Your Morning to name a few. Her writing has garnered millions of views, appearing in newspapers across the country, including as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post.

In her spare time, she mentors youth and volunteers for organizations that promote the advancement of women. She's fiercely passionate about helping all women rise, through financial empowerment and impactful communication.

She’s also fully prepared for a zombie invasion and if that doesn’t occur, she’s happily saving for retirement and for her kids' education.


On stage, Melissa shines as a speaker, emcee, interviewer and moderator. On top of regularly delivering keynotes about money, she also hosts galas, award ceremonies, conferences and other events. Melissa is represented exclusively by Speakers’ Spotlight, North America’s most innovative speakers bureau.


Melissa is the resident money expert on The Social on CTV, a repeat guest on The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS and the host of the award-winning podcast Money Moves: Conversations about Investing. As one of the media’s go-to financial authorities, she also shares her insights on BNN, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, CP24, Your Morning and Global News. Her work has also been featured in the Financial Post, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and in major dailies across the country.


Melissa won the The Atelier Collective’s Creator of the Year Award in 2021; she uses all of her knowledge, passion and creative talents to craft messages and experiences that audiences remember. It’s just one of the many reasons she is often sought as a collaborator with top-tier brands, organizations and PR agencies. All requests for partnerships are handled by The Spotlight Agency.

Want to make your life richer?

With Happy Go Money, Melissa cuts through the noise to show you how to get the most delight for your dollar. Her award-winning book combines happiness psychology and personal finance and distills it into an indispensable starter guide.

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