about alison griffiths
Alison Griffiths is an award winning financial journalist, bestselling author and experienced broadcaster. She brings to her work a formidable array of skills including investigative research, financial expertise and accomplished writing. Currently she hosts two acclaimed television shows Maxed Out for W Network and Dollars and Sense for Viva.
Alison has received awards from Actra, The Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism, the Business Writing Awards, the Geminis, the National Magazine Writing Awards, the Canadian Library Association and the Robert Wagner Screen Writing Awards.
A feature length documentary (2007) by Academy award winning film maker, John Zaritsky, entitled Wild Horse Redemption, is based on the book being written by Alison and her husband David Cruise about Wild Horse Annie (Simon & Schuster 2009), the woman who saved the mustang from extinction in the 1950s.
When it comes to broadcasting Alison has hosted numerous programs including The Score, a CBC sports magazine show, Midday (CBC TV), the Canadian Investor (CTV), the Inside Track (CBC Radio) and Morningside (CBC Radio).
With David Cruise, Alison Griffiths has also co-written ten books that cover far ranging topics from history and biography to sport and true crime. Their first work of fiction, Vancouver: A Novel (2003), earned them a coveted Star Review in the U.S. based Publishers Weekly.
Alison writes the popular Me and My Money column in the Toronto Star newspaper and thousands of readers have turned out over the last four years to attend her House Calls seminar series on investing and money management. She is also in demand as a speaker on money matters.
Alison Griffiths is hugely insightful, frank yet empathetic. If you're going to take any financial advice, you will take it from her...
Alison and David Cruise live on a small farm with a cat, two dogs and three horses. They have two daughters and a grandson.
Alison's Money Rule
Uncle Sam Wants You!
Uncle Sam wants an annual report from Snowbirds and the American born
Your taxes are well behind you for another year, right? Maybe not! For tens of thousands of Americans living here not to mention Canadian snowbirds, Uncle Sam wants you --- to get in...
Me and My Money
Six reasons to hire the disabled.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column (http://www.moneyville.ca/article/1183044--griffiths-finance-minister-jim-flaherty-could-i-have-a-word) about the difficulty my daughter, who...