Sylvia Lim is the author of the Personal Budgeting Kit and Finances After 55. Both are resourceful, self-help books containing advice, information and all the tools you’ll need to map out a successful financial future. The Personal Budgeting Kit (2nd edition) – formerly Simply Essential Personal Budgeting Kit – is a national best seller, and there is currently a Polish edition available.
The Personal Budgeting Kit shows anyone how to successfully take control of their finances and stop living paycheck to paycheck. Sylvia is a fee only Certified Financial Planner. She is also a Certified General Accountant with over 20 years of experience. Her practice provides clients with sound financial, tax and business advice.
Sylvia holds popular workshops for the business community, with emphasis on business tax planning and budgeting.
As part of her commitment to give back to her community, Sylvia is very active with Toastmasters International. She has just finished serving as Area Governor for her Toastmasters district,providing leadership to the clubs in her area. She also recently earned her Advanced Communicator-Gold designation by completing various manual speeches and presentations.
Her other past volunteer credits include serving as treasurer for the Canadian Women Voters Congress, editor for the Institute of Internal Auditors-Vancouver Chapter, committee member of the Certified General Accountants Association, and the non profit groups Big Sisters of BCLM and West Coast Enterprise Centre.