Affordable. Unbiased. Financial Awesomeness.

Fee-only financial planning & epic DIY online courses.


Welcome to the New School of Finance


Think of us as your financial unicorns.

We offer fee-only financial advice and kick-ass online DIY financial courses for your personal life and sole-proprietorship so you can dominate your finances like a boss and sleep at night. Learn more about the New School of Finance

Ready to NERD OUT & DIG IN?


Featured Courses:
NS-PF 103 Budget With Your Boo

Couples that budget together, stay together!Course DetailsEnroll Now


Sole Prop School is the bundle of all 4 AMAZING small business courses, and teaches you everything you need to know to run a legit small business in Canada. Course Details Enroll Now

“Sole-prop school was exactly what I needed when I was starting my business. I feel like I fully understand what I need to do to get ready for tax time and had no idea HST was so complicated. Also, knowing how I can make my business financially viable was a HUGE piece of the puzzle. I feel like I started out right.”

Every sole-proprietor should do Sole-Prop School.”

Colin Smith, Owner at Colin Smith Woodworking, Sole-Propper

“For me, money talk, financial planning, taxes it all sounds like a different language. At least, it might as well be. Shannon is able to break it down simply for me. Speaking for freelancers, we have a lot to monitor. She carefully thought out all the modules which made learning simple. After doing the modules and forcing myself to learn to better manage and account for my finances

I’m definitely feeling a lot more confident and feeling less like tax season is the end of the world.”

Jason Gordon, Photographer, Sole-Propper

Meet Your Teacher

Shannon Lee Simmons

Shannon is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), media personality, personal finance expert, financial literacy advocate and founder of the New School of FinanceTM. She loves helping everyday people survive the new economic climate through personal finance, ethical investing and small business advice. Simmons is widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry and an expert in Millennial personal finances and the digital world and it’s relationship to our money. She was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 and she recently won the 2014 Notable Award for Best In Finance. She is a regular financial expert on CTV News and also appears as a financial expert in the media, a regular contributor for Toronto Star’s Money Makeover and BBC Capital and host of Coral TV’s Money Awesomeness. Check out her money show here! Strange Quirk: She has put a dollop of red nail polish on the top right of EVERY SINGLE calculator she’s ever had since high school…… why? We aren’t sure, and neither is she.

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