Winning the Financial Marathon

In June we had the good fortune to hear from Elanda Kowalchuk, of Zakus Kowalchuk Insurance & Investments, with her presentation “Winning the Financial Marathon”.

Elanda reminded us that our building wealth for the things we want to do it is a marathon and not a sprint, so patience is important. When investing we need to consider three variables: time, money and return. Lack of one requires overcompensation of one of the other two.

Not all debt is bad; debt may be good or neutral. Insurance isn’t about the probability, but the consequence of death or disability on your finances. Your Human Value, your ability to earn and save, is most likely your greatest asset.

When it comes to significant and important decisions you make in your life, you get an expert advisor and they need to run alongside you in the marathon. Running the marathon with a financial planner ensures your financial affairs are arranged properly which benefits you in the long run, as stats show people who work with an advisor win the marathon with as much as 2.5x more money.

How to Renew Your Membership

Hi Ladies! Thank you for your interest in renewing your membership with Vernon Women in Business. We’d first like to point out that our membership year runs from September 1 until June 30th of the following year. If you had a membership in the past year or two you will simply need to renew your membership and then update your existing profile if required.

To renew your membership go to and log into your account. Then click on the link to the member dashboard in the upper right hand of page. Once you are in your dashboard, click on ‘Membership Account’ on the right hand Member Menu.

You will next be taken to the Member Registration page. Scroll down and select either Member or Corporate Member, depending on your needs.

You will then be taken to the check out page. From here select Paypal Check out.

After completing your payment through PayPal you will be directed back to the Membership Checkout Page. This time all you need to do is click the Complete Payment button. And voila! You are once again a member in good standing of VWIB.