Hi, I’m Robin Taub (pronounced TOBE) and I’d like to introduce myself. I’m a proud Torontonian – born and raised! Freshly graduated from the University of Toronto, and armed with my Bachelor of Commerce degree, I went to work at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, where I got my CPA, CA designation. But I’m definitely not your typical accountant! I quickly transitioned into the real estate industry and from there, to the complex world of derivatives. Today, I’m a professional speaker and the author of The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life.
Why I Do What I Do
What I’m obsessed with is personal finance and investing. Using my financial background, I raised two responsible, independent mostly money-smart kids and I want to help other parents do the same.
I’ve had the pleasure and the privilege of working with great companies and brands like Tangerine, TD, RBC, sonnet insurance and TurboTax. I’ve had so much fun consulting on a financial literacy curriculum for elementary and high school students, and I’ve really enjoyed speaking to students, parents, educators and wealth managers over the years.
Robin appearing at a Tangerine panel discussion for Financial Literacy Month
Robin speaking at RBC’s It All Add$ Up event
Something I’m super proud of is that David Chilton, who you may know as one of the Dragons on Dragon’s Den or as the author of The Wealthy Barber, called my book “a treasure chest of great ideas, presented in short, punchy chapters. Excellent!”
Think of me as Google Translate for personal finance. I take complicated money topics and put them into plain language – and I have fun doing it.
What’s unique about me is that I’m good with numbers and words – an unusual combination. I’ve also been living this journey with my own kids.
For fun, I love to snowboard, cycle and (pre-covid) go to concerts. I even got backstage once and met Bruce Springsteen. Ask me how – I love talking about it!
Robin Taub Short Bio
Robin Taub is a professional speaker and the author of The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with High Distinction) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and went on to earn her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation.
She is an avid cyclist, snowboarder, music lover and concert goer. She has two mostly money-smart kids and lives in Toronto.
Robin Taub Full Bio
Robin Taub is a professional speaker and author. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) by training, Robin is the author of The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life, a book that gives parents the information and skills they need to teach their kids about money.
Robin has held professional positions in both audit and taxation at two of Canada’s largest accounting firms, and spent five years in the complex world of Derivatives Marketing at Citibank Canada. She is also passionate about improving opportunities for women CPAs to advance into positions of leadership. From 2008 until 2017, she was a member, and then Chair, of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Women’s Leadership Council.
Robin graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (High Distinction) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She earned her Chartered Accountant designation and went on to complete the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (CICA) In-Depth Tax Course. Robin values lifelong learning and participated in the Canadian Board Diversity Council’s Director Education Program.
She is an avid cyclist, snowboarder, music lover and concert goer. She has two (mostly) money-smart kids and lives in Toronto.