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Melissa Houston | Money Tales Podcast Guest
Money Tales

Life Is Not Perfect, with Melissa Houston


In this episode of Money Tales, our guest is Melissa Houston. Melissa is someone who knows a lot about the importance of money conversations, and she has faced the consequences of not having them at critical times. Well into her career as a CPA, Melissa found herself slowly unraveling, which made it difficult for her to see a big problem was mounting. It began with weekend shopping trips; a handbag here, a piece of jewelry there. Melissa was spending a lot of money on things that, in hindsight, she really didn’t need because it allowed her to stave off a fear she wasn’t ready to face. And all the while, she kept the growing debt secret from her husband.

Melissa is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), a Financial Strategist for CEOs, a columnist at, and the host of The Business Society podcast. She helps successful business owners increase their profit margins without having to increase revenue so that they keep more money in their pocket while increasing their personal wealth.

Melissa has over 20 years of business experience with large and small corporations, government, and not-for-profit industries while specializing in Internal Controls, corporate accounting, budgets, financial reporting, corporate & personal tax, audit, and SR&ED. Melissa enjoys helping business owners build their businesses by increasing their financial management skills. Your numbers are telling you a story – make sure you are listening to it.

Melissa’s passion is helping business owners go from 6-figure to 7-figure businesses and achieving their personal financial dreams.

When Melissa isn’t helping entrepreneurs become better CEOs of their business, she can be found at the cottage with her husband Jamie, two teen children, and three dogs.

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