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Ben Le Fort

Contributing Writer

Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, Certificate In Public Policy Analysis, Public Policy Analysis
  • University of Guelph, Master of Arts – MA, Economics

About the Writer:

Ben Le Fort is a personal finance writer and creator of the online publication “Making of a Millionaire.” He has been passionate about personal finance ever since graduating University with $50,000+ in debt.

In the eight years following graduation, he paid off all of the debt and built a seven-figure net worth. Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Acadia University and a Master’s degree in Economics & Finance from The University of Guelph.

He lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with his wife, son, and cat named Trixie.

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In Ben’s Own Words:

Hi, my name is Ben. I am the founder of Making of a Millionaire and the author of every article you will read on this website. I have been obsessed with personal finance my entire adult life.

On formal education, I earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Finance & Economics. On the informal side, I consumed every book, video, blog post, and podcast that discussed personal finance.

Education was nice, but it wasn’t until I began implementing what I learned that I began feeling more hopeful about the future.

Before long, I had paid off my first loan. Then the next. By 2015, I was debt-free. By 2016, my wife and I bought our first house. Then, we started investing. We bought another house and began building real wealth.

As our wealth grew, the memories of past financial problems seemed further and further in the rear-view mirror. My stress and anxiety began to melt away and I was able to sleep at night without my mind racing and problem-solving.

By 2018 I knew it was time to start sharing what I learned about managing money and Making of a Millionaire was born.

I want to be clear that I am not a financial advisor and I do not work in financial services. You should conduct thorough research before making any financial move. You should absolutely, never make a major financial decision after reading a blog post. I work very hard on the content you will find on this website, but I will make mistakes, and more importantly just because something worked for me does not mean it will work for you.