Just think of us as your financial unicorns…..

People are frustrated. The advice you’re getting from advisors who hold your assets is not necessarily unbiased. However, fees paid for financial plans from fee-only financial planners can be very expensive. There is not a lot of middle ground for everyday people… until now.

Here at the New School of FinanceTM , we are an affordable, unbiased fee-only financial planning and financial coaching firm. We are crazy PASSIONATE about financial literacy and unbiased financial planning advice!

Check out the testimonials and see for yourself!

Shannon Lee Simmons, Faculty of Financial Awesomeness

Shannon is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), media personality, author and founder of the New School of FinanceTM.

Simmons is widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry. She was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30,  the Notable Award for Best In Finance and New School of Finance won the 2016 Wealth Professional Award for Digital Innovation. She is the author of bestseller Worry-Free Money. She is a regular financial expert in the media and has a monthly column for Globe and Mail and is a personal finance columnist for CBC’s On the Money and Metro Morning and a financial expert on The Marilyn Denis Show.

Shannon 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.


Liz Schieck, Faculty of Financial Awesomeness

Elisabeth (Liz) Schieck is an FPSC Level 1 certificant, a certified teacher, and a financial coach who is passionate about financial literacy and planning. She’s obsessed. She loves helping clients wade through all the ugly/pretty financial stuff to make those big goals happen. Whether you’re trying to pay down debt, buy a house, or save up for that Delorean you’ve always wanted, Liz is here to rock your effing world.

Liz once made a pie a week for a year to master the art of pastry and if you’re lucky maybe you’ll score a slice.

Liz Schieck

Kathleen Daunt, Faculty of Financial Awesomeness

Kathleen loves working on the front-lines of financial planning and has for several years at one of the major banks in Canada. She is a Registered Financial and Retirement Advisor (RFRA). She has successfully completed the  Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and is currently enrolled in the CFP program.

Kathleen is like a financial doctor. She is passionate about helping people find financial wellness, and will set you up with a plan that brings you peace of mind. She will take care of you!
Kathleen’s also ridiculously good at braiding hair. Her fave style is a french braid.

Neha Kohli, CPA, CA – Faculty of Tax Awesomeness

Neha is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), comedian (improviser and stand up comic), actress, and resident Tax Queen at New School. Neha loves translating tax-english to regular-people-english for her clients to make things less TAX-ing for her clients during tax time (she also loves bad tax puns).

Check out this video of Neha talking about Mexican food and taxes! But… yes, she DOES want to do your taxes.


Colleen Auriemma, Faculty of Client Services

Colleen heads up our client service department. She was the first employee at New School of Finance (no big deal!!!!). Not only did she drink the New School Kool-Aid, she helped make it. She is the glue that holds our New School team and operations together. We would be lost without her.

Colleen used to be a professional ballet dancer (her posture is outstanding) and is for sure sitting on a swiss ball, jumping up and down or marching on the spot while she is emailing you…she can’t sit still.

Liz Schieck