48 - Kylie Travers
Kylie Travers turns obstacles into opportunities.
During a 3-year period, Kylie Travers lived through spousal abuse and subsequent divorce, she was homeless, robbed of everything including her underwear, she was temporarily paralyzed, had a cancer scare, and on top of all of this had to figure out how to support her 2 girls who had been diagnosed with learning disabilities and needed extra care, which costs extra money.
But Kylie didn’t let any of this get her down. In that same 3-year period, she was a speaker at the first FinCon conference in Chicago in 2011 and won best international personal finance blog at the Plutus Awards at FinCon 2012 and 2013.
Kylie runs her own successful business, where she is consultant, influencer, ambassador, marketer, and is involved in charity work in Australia, which led to her being named finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2015.
In July 2018 I travelled to Australia to join my wife, Kaila, who was doing a one month exchange with a Sydney hospital as part of her McMaster University Medical training here in Hamilton. We already had plans to head to Melbourne for a weekend, so I reached out to Kylie, who lives there, and she agreed to meet me in Carlton Gardens to tell her inspirational personal finance story.
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