I’m definitely not your typical accountant! I began my career at one of Canada’s largest accounting firms, but quickly transitioned into the real estate industry and from there, to the complex world of derivatives. Today, I’m a professional speaker and best-selling author.
Why I do What I do
I have a passion and a talent for taking complicated financial topics and putting them into a language that you can understand. I want to share my knowledge and experience with you, so you feel empowered about money.
I wrote The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life to help parents give their kids the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible decisions at every life stage. Based largely on experiences with my own two children, as well as those of other parents, plus solid research, the book suggests engaging ways to teach your kids, as well as the specific topics to cover at each age and stage of their lives. It will also make you more aware of your own behavior around money and the type of financial role model you are to your kids currently – and the type of role model you can become.
In the decade since the book was first published, society has moved away from cash toward mobile and digital money and the economic consequences of the coronavirus panemic have only accelerated this move. This newly updated version builds on time-tested lessons that have always applied and still apply today, while modifying some for the post-pandemic “new normal.” It also addresses both the challenges and benefits of managing money in an increasingly digital world. Over the same decade, my kids have grown into financially literate, independent, and responsible young adults (most of the time!).
Robin Taub Short Bio
Robin Taub is a financial writer, speaker, consultant and the best-selling 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 financial writer, speaker and consultant. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) by training, Robin is also the best-selling 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.