At Hardbacon, we like to share content that helps you bring home the bacon. And a lot of this content is created by Canadian influencers, who also want to help you get richer. So we decided to compile a list of Canadian money influencers that are trending in 2018. Here it is:

Kevin O'Leary

Known as one of the dragon's on CBC's “Dragon's Den”, Kevin is also a co-founder of O'Leary Funds, Inc. and founder of O’Leary Financial Group. He is the author of three bestselling books and is one of the most sought after media personalities in Canada.

Total Social Media Following: close to 3M

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn

Jonathan Chevreau

Jonathan is a MoneySense columnist and is the author of “Findependence Day” and co-author “Victory Lap Retirement“. He is the founder of,

Total Social Media Following: 73,227

Follow him in Twitter, and LinkedIn

Tom Drake

Tom the founder of MapleMoney whose mission is to help its readers achieve financial freedom by teaching them how to make, save, invest and spend money in a smart way.

Total Social Media Following: 93,855

Follow him on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn and Pinterest

Nick Bilodeau

He is a financial services executive at Amex Canada and  one of the most followed money influencers on Twitter.

Total Social Media Following: 70,173 followers

Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn

Rob Carrick

Rob is a personal finance columnist at Globe and Mail. He is the author of “How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents: A Young Person’s Guide to Financial Empowerment” and of “Rob Carrick’s Guide to What’s Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today”.

Total Social Media Following: 47,557

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and  LinkedIn. You may also like his Facebook Page.

Justin Oliver

Justin Oliver, CPA has been in the investment industry for over 15 years. He is currently Director, ETF at BMO Global Asset Management.

Total Social Media Following: 30,050

Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn

Jessica Moorhouse

She is the host of #MoMoneyPodcast, author of the blog JessicaMoorhouse, co-founder of Rich& Fit and is a millenial money expert. She has a YouTube channel to teach Canadians to manage money better.

Total Social Media Following: 27,254

Follow on Twitter, FacebookInstagram, Pinterest and YouTube

Cait Flanders

Cait chronicles in her blog CaitFlanders, winner of Plutus Award for Best Canadian Blog 2013, how she was able to pay off $ 30,000 in debt and managed to maintains a 2-year shopping ban. She is also an author of YearOfLess, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She has over 11,000 mail subscribers to her blog.

Total Social Media Following: 26,926 

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram

Berel Solomon

Berel the CEO of Wealthy Commercials, a video production company. He's also an inspirational speaker who regularly talks about wealth accumulation, persistence and philanthropy.

Total Social Media Following: 23,221

Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube

Kerry K. Taylor

She is a financial journalist and the owner of Squawkfox, a blog dedicated to help readers reach financial independence by investing wisely, reducing their debt, increasing their savings and earning more. She is also a contributor to CBC’s show “On The Money”.

Total Social Media Following: 22,312

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

Bridget Casey

She owns the blog MoneyAfterGraduation, which has been featured by Business Insider, TIME Magazine, MoneySense, Questrade, Macleans, The Government of Alberta, CBC Radio, and The Globe & Mail.

Total Social Media Following : 20,595

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube


Mr. CBB is the owner of CanadianBudgetBinder, a blog dedicated to show Canadians that budgeting can be simple. The author tells how he became a mortgage free and a millionnaire by age 40.

Total Social Media Following: 19,442

Follow him on Twitter, FacebookGoogle+, and Pinterest

Andrew Hallam

He is the author of “Millionaire Teacher” and “Global Expatriate Guide” to investing. In his blog he tells how he was able to achieve financial independence and become a millionnaire while still living on 28,000 $ teacher's salary.

Total Social Media Following:  17,442

Follow him on Twitter and  Facebook

Marie Engen

Marie is the co-founder of Boomer & Echo, a blog with many smart ideas on how to achieve financial independance through wise saving and investing strategies.

Total Social Media Following: 17,085

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Ellen Roseman

Ellen Roseman is co-host of the Canadian MoneySaver Podcast and writes a column about business for the Toronto Star. 

Total Social Media Following: 15,625

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and  Instagram

Desirae Odjick

Desirae Odjick is the author of HalfBanked, a website that chronicles author's mission to saving half of her income.

Total Social Media Following: 11,795

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram

Kyle Prevost

Kyle is the co-founder of YoungAndThrifty and author of the book “More Money for Beer and Textbooks”His blog strives to change the lives of young Canadians by educating them to help them make better financial decisions.

Total Social Media Following : 11,384

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

Phil Siarri

Phil Siarri is the founder of Nuadox and is one of the top fintech influencers in Canada.

Total Social Media Following: 11,368

Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn

Christine Duhaime

Christine Duhaime is the founder of Digital Finance Institute, a think tank for thought leadership in digital finance, technology, financial inclusion and artificial intelligence. She is ranked one of the 100 top women in FinTech and is a global lawyer at Duhaime Law.

Total Social Media Following: 10,995

Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn

Krystal Yee

Krystal Yee is the founder of GiveMeBackMyFiveBucks, a blog dedicated to help Canadians participate in open and honest discussion about personal finances.

Total Social Media Following: 10,982

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest

Frugal Trader

FrugalTrader is the author behind the blog MillionDollarJourney, where he chronicles how he was able to achieve $1M in net worth by age 35 and provides advice for others on how to do the same.

Total Social Media Following: 10,771

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

Barry Choi

Barry Choi is a Toronto-based personal finance expert that owns the blog MoneyWeHave, which is one of Canada’s most trusted money and travel blogs.

Total Social Media Following : 10,613

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Matt McKeever

Matt McKeever is a co-host of OnFirePodcast, which is a podcast about financial independence and financial freedom. He also hosts a regular MeetUp.

Total Social Media Following: 10,433

Follow him on Instagram and YouTube

Stephen Weyman

Stephen Weyman has a blog called in which he writes about ways to save smarter while still maintaining a high quality of life.

Total Social Media Following: 10,221

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube

Dan Bortolotti

Dan Bortolotti is most known as being MoneySense contributing editor and is the author of Canadian Couch Potato,  a blog known for its DIY approach to investing in index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). He is also the host of the Canadian Couch Potato podcast.

Total Social Media Following: 10,008

Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn

Sean Cooper

Sean Cooper is the author of “Burn Your Mortgage” and is a sought after journalist and speaker. He is a money coach and appeared on many national radio and TV channels to discuss all finance and debt related topics.

Total Social Media Following: 9,690

Follow him on TwitterLinkedIn and YouTube

Joseph James Francis

Joseph James Francis, aka Joe Budget Boss, is a financial advisor, money coach and a blogger focusing on budgeting as the basis of financial independence.

Total Social Media Following: 9,046

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Beau Humphreys

Beau Humphreys the host of Personal Finance Show, and is the founder of a blog promoting financial education for everyone, no matter their age, background or financial status.

Total Social Media Following: 8,939

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Ed Rempel

Ed Rempel is a Certified Financial Planner and has built one of the largest financial planning practices in Canada. He has a blog in which he provides insights from his extensive experience building financial security.

Total Social Media Following: 8,824

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube

Dan Kent

Dan Kent is the co-founder of a blog and an investing resource that educates Canadian investors about stocks and investing. Dan is also a columnist at ModestMoney.

Total Social Media Following : 7,562

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and check out his blog at

Leo T. Ly

Leo T. Ly maintains a personal finance blog to help increase financial literacy for fellow Canadians and to help build Canadian personal finance community where like-minded individuals can learn, share and grow together.    

Total Social Media Following: 7,430

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Hilliard Macbeth

Hilliard Macbeth is the author of “When the Bubble Bursts: Surviving the Canadian Real Estate Crash” and is a portfolio manager with over 36 years of experience in the industry. His blog is Hilliard’s Weekend Notebook.

Total Social Media Following: 7,214

Follow him on Twitter, and LinkedIn

Jordann Brown

Jordann Brown maintains a blog called MyAlternateLife in which she tells how she was able to repay $38,000 of student debt in just a year and a half and was able to pass $100,000 in net worth a short period later. The blog is dedicated to Millenials who have debt and are in need of budgeting and frugality tips.

Total Social Media Following: 7,002

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Mark Seed

Mark Seed is the blogger behind MyOwnAdvisor, in which he discusses effective investing strategies that helped him earn $30,000 in dividend income a year. He strives to help other Canadians achieve financial freedom.

Total Social Media Following: 6,773

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

Bryan Borzykowski

Bryan Borzykowski is in independent business journalist who write about finance and investment.

Total Social Media Following: 6,401

Follow him on Twitter

Bruce Sellery

Bruce Sellery is a business journalist and television host. He is the author of “Moolala: Why smart people do dumb things with their money (and what you can do about it)” and “The Moolala Guide to Rocking Your RRSP”. He is also the founder of a personal finance training company called Moolala.

Total Social Media Following: 6,261

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

Shannon Steele

Shannon is a blockchain and cryptocurrency expert that also regularly tweets about FinTech.

Total Social Media Following: 5,568

Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn

Romana King

Romana King is the owner of RKHome, former editor at MoneySense, director of content at, and an expert on Canadian Real Estate market. She regularly writes for major national newspapers and publications on topics related to real estate and mortgages.

Total Social Media Following: 4,728

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Alan Whitton

Alan Whitton, aka Big Cajun Man, is the author of CanajunFinances which features personal finance essays, stories, case studies and how-to articles with a distinctly Canadian point of view.

Total Social Media Following: 4,438

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Sandi Martin

Sandi Martin is the co-host of BecauseMoney podcast, which is a podcast about money in Canada.

Total Social Media Following: 2,456

Follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+

Nelson Smith

Nelson Smith makes financial topics more fun on his blog: FinancialUproar.

Total Social Media Following: 2,342

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

Norm Rothery

Norm Rothery is the owner of and a contributing editor and writer at MoneySense, TheGlobeAndMail, and CanadianMoneySaver, among others.

He also a publishes Rothery Report, a newsletter about value investing.

Total Social Media Following: 1,662

Follow him on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn

Jin Won Choi

Jin Won Choi have a PhD in financial math and is the owner of MoneyGeek, a toolbox for DIY investors. He is also the author of The Short Book on Investments For Canadians. His website provides specific step-by-step instructions on how to invest.

Total Social Media Following: 1,413

Follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+

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