Hi, I’m Robin Taub (pronounced TOBE). I’m a proud Torontonian – born and raised! After graduating from the University of Toronto with a 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 keynote speaker and the award-winning author of The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life, an update of the bestselling A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids.
Why I Do What I Do
I’m obsessed with personal finance and investing. Using my financial background, and professional coaching training, I raised two responsible, independent mostly money-smart kids. 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, and their clients, over the years.
Robin speaking at RBC’s It All Add$ Up event
Two things I’m super proud of:
- 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!”
- The Wisest Investment was awarded “Best Adult Book of 2022” by The Institute for Financial Literacy.
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 both numbers and words – an unusual combination. I’ve also been living this journey with my own kids for more than 25 years!
For fun, I love to snowboard, cycle and 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 Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), keynote speaker and bestselling author. Her latest award-winning book, The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life, gives parents the information, strategies and inspiration they need to teach their kids about money.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with High Distinction) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Robin puts her money where her mouth is and has two (mostly) money-smart young adults, a son and a daughter.
Robin Taub Full Bio
Robin Taub is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), keynote speaker and award-winning author. Her latest book, The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life, gives parents the information, strategies and inspiration 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 (with 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 lives in Toronto where she and her husband have raised two (mostly) money-smart young adults, a son and a daughter. For fun, she loves to snowboard, cycle and go to concerts.