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Financial Wellness Live

Finance often feels like a different language to many artists and people who work in the creative fields, and so it can be difficult to connect with money when faced with complications of variable income, multiple income streams, and non-traditional financial values.

Join financial planner and opera singer Chris Enns for FINANCIAL WELLNESS LIVE, a free online workshop that will cover the basics of how to connect with money when you are a creative person. In conversation with Kristian Clarke, Executive Director of the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) and Leah Erbe, Program Manager at The AFC, we will talk about:

  • Setting financial goals
  • Mapping the cost of your life and figuring out irregular expenses
  • How to separate your business and personal life
  • How to manage variable income
  • The fundamentals of tax: what you need to know as a self-employed person
  • What tools can help manage your money

The participants will be able to access worksheets and other practical materials that they can apply to their own financial situation and continue to work on afterwards. Chris will field questions from workshop participants and can answer personal inquiries via email.


I’m Chris, and I split my life between my financial planning practice and the opera stage.

From my childhood on the farm to ten years spent working with artists, I’ve lived my whole life around people who have ‘non-traditional’ financial lives. People who don’t feel like anyone at a normal bank understands them at all. The trouble is… we all still have to deal with money. And when you add the complications of variable income, multiple jobs, business expenses, and a complete lack of financial training… the results can be super stressful.

I work with creatives, digital nomads and other ‘money misfits’ to help them build financial stability (no matter how much money they make.)

My mission is based on the belief that one-on-one financial support should be available to everyone who needs it. That’s why 10% of every dollar I make goes to providing free monthly Office Hours and Pay-What-You-Can Financial Planning for low-income earners. More info: ragstoreasonable.com.

This online event is co-produced by The AFC and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.

The workshop is free to attend – register below to stream online on February 28 at 2 pm (ET)!

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