Meet Mr. and Mrs. Financial Underdogs!

Mr. Financial Underdog:


Age: Early Thirties

Current Occupation: Construction worker

Previous Occupations in Canada: Photographer, forklift driver, warehouse worker, phone book delivery person, computer assembly worker, video-game tester (not as exciting as it sounds).

First Job in Canada: Car wash employee (even less exciting)

Income (approx.): Just over $40,000/year

Highest Level of Education: Some college (started but had to drop out)

Number of years living in Canada: 10 years

Country of Origin: Born in Soviet Union which later became Russia.

Views on Money: Money should be put to work instead of being spent. Once you have enough accumulated, you can start spending the income from it. Never touch the principle.

Biggest Fear About Money: Not being able to provide enough for my family

Favorite Books: Godfather, Richest Man in Babylon, No Country for Old Men

Favorite TV show/movie: Black Hawk Down and The Sopranos

Random fact: Back in Russia, we didn’t have a phone at our home until I turned 18 (really makes your dating life hard!).  Also, we were taught how to shoot a machine gun in high school.


Mrs. Financial Underdog:


Age: Young and Beautiful

Current Occupation: Accountant in-training

Previous Occupations in Canada: Clothing store clerk, tech assistant for a phone company, bookkeeper

First Job in Canada: Tech assistant (job that requires you to ask “Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again?” hundreds of times over the course of the day)

Income (approx.): Under $40,000/year

Highest Level of Education: University degree

Number of years living in Canada : 6 years

Country of Origin: Born in Soviet Union which later became Russia.

Views on Money: Money should provide one with comfortable living.

Biggest Fear About Money: Running out of it and not being able to provide for parents living overseas when they’re unable to work

Favorite Books: Harry Potter (all of them)

Favorite TV show/movie: Currently binge-watching Supernatural.

Random fact: Likes everything British (movies, books, tea, travel destinations, accent, actors, etc.) for some reason. Loves giving gifts although always denies it.