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Meet Our Wonderful Coaches

Phil McGilvray

Phil has been in the field of personal finance for a long time and has helped hundreds of people regain control over their finances. From managing multi-million dollar portfolios to helping fellow church goers, Phil’s passion for helping people combines well with his experience in finance to make him the premier coach at Grandma’s Jars. Friendly, professional, and upbeat, he makes an amazing coach.

Barb Easter

Barb Easter and Phil McGilvray met across continents, and thanks to Phil’s coaching, personal effort, and the Grandma’s Jars method, the Easters are now about to step into a debt-free life while still in their 30s. Barb is passionate about coaching people to better understand and manage their personal and business finances; raising her kids to be great people with awesome financial literacy skills; and building a wonderful life for her family. 

Professionally, she works with small businesses and accountants to teach how cash flow forecasting software provider Dryrun can enhance the growth of their business, and coaches individuals, families and kids toward financial literacy . In her spare time, she reads, runs slowly, gardens and practices yoga. Barb and her family love life in Ontario, Canada.


Kylie is a 30 year veteran of the finance and accounting industry, having worked as finance officer for Government, Local councils & private enterprise. Kylie’s experience includes 15 years in debt collection where she worked alongside clients to help them establish a realistic budget and eliminate outstanding debt.

Like Phil, Kylie was lucky to have a family member, in this case her Dad who taught her how to Budget (using glass Jars) from her very first pay cheque as a 15 year old. Over the years Kylie has shared her skills and experience with anyone who will listen, helping friends, family and colleagues mange their money, get out of debt and save for important lifestyle goals. 

Kylie is married to John, has three children in their late teens. In her spare time she loves camping in the bush, hiking and Kayaking

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