My name is Melissa Different.

Welcome to Different Financial.

My name is Melissa Different, and I have been passionate about helping my clients achieve their financial dreams since 2002. During that year, I started my career working in Credit Unions, where I learned about day-to-day banking, lending, insurance, investments and financial planning which eventually became my passion. I felt I could utilize my knowledge to help my clients make the most out of every opportunity to save their hard-earned dollars and achieve their financial goals sooner.


I am grateful for the 10+ years that I spent at Credit Unions, I had learned a lot, but I realized that I needed to make a change BUT to where and what? One day I was inspired to act, I was going to start my own Financial Planning practice! So, in January 2016 I handed in my notice and the rest is history. I feel truly blessed to be of service to my clients and my community. I take my role as Fiduciary and a Financial Coach very seriously, and above all else I value the human connection with my clients. In my practice I try to foster, empowerment, discernment, and hope with my clients. The most important aspect isn't simply the planning process, although that matters, but the real magic is your own engagement in the process.

My name is Melissa Different.

My name is Melissa Different.

To my clients thank you for your loyalty and friendships over the years – You are why I do what I do! To new visitors here I hope that you have found something that resonates and if you did, I hope to connect with you sometime soon to see how I may be able to help you navigate today's complicated financial world, with grace and confidence. Thank you for stopping by my website to get to know me and why I do what makes me Different!

My name is Melissa Different.

latest news

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 05:00
During our ongoing weekly discussions with clients, we occasionally get questions from individuals about their approach to investing – particularly in terms of fees and value. The questions are usually focused on the cost of accessing investment advice, or the cost of buying specific investment... Read more
Mon, 11/07/2022 - 04:30
Balance in life is essential for well-being. Since finances are a number one stressor for most Canadians1, how you manage your money plays a key role in finding and maintaining that balance. We've curated some savings tips to help ensure you can enjoy your life now while also saving for your... Read more
Mon, 11/07/2022 - 04:00
After spending a lifetime managing your money to ensure that you actually have something to leave to your heirs, there are some questions that might naturally spring to mind. How much should you leave them? Should you make arrangements to give it to them while you're still alive? More importantly... Read more