Sean Cooper: “Burn Your Mortgage” Author, Personal Finance Expert, and Speaker

Available Now Online and in Bookstores, Burn Your Mortgage:

Sean’s personal journey to financial freedom is a brave and inspiring one… Burn Your Mortgage offers practical, clear and useful insights to help people of all walks of life live healthier financial lives. I am convinced that Burn Your Mortgage is set to be a pivotal guidebook to achieving financial freedom.Peter Aceto, President and CEO, Tangerine

Most [mortgage] advice comes from banks, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, lawyers and home inspectors. Not exactly objective… Sean Cooper uses his experience as home buyer, mortgage burner, landlord and freelance writer to guide others through steps to come out ahead in the real estate game.Ellen Roseman, Toronto Star columnist, University of Toronto continuing education instructor and Canadian MoneySaver contributor.

Cooper covers all the bases and shows how the foundation of financial independence is still a paid-for home.Jonathan Chevreau, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement, columnist for the Financial Post and MoneySense, and founder of the Financial Independence Hub

Sean Cooper made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just three years prior. In Burn Your Mortgage, Cooper’s extreme achievement is made accessible as the acclaimed personal finance expert shares the secret to his success: simple yet effective lifestyle changes that anyone—from new buyers to experienced homeowners—can make to pay down their mortgage sooner.

Burn Your Mortgage combines inspiring anecdotes with realistic and jargon-free financial tips and resources for achieving financial freedom no matter your financial situation. This easy-to-follow guide will help you pay off your mortgage at your own pace and show you how to live well while doing it.

Inspiring, insightful and fun, Burn Your Mortgage will transform the way you think about money and debt on your path to independent home ownership.

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Mortgage-Burning Expert

Personal Finance Journalist, Speaker, Author of Burn Your Mortgage


Sean Cooper bought his first house when he was just 27 and paid off his mortgage at 30. An in-demand personal finance journalist, consultant and speaker, his articles have been featured in publications such as the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Financial Post, MoneySense and Tangerine’s Forward Thinking blog. He makes regular appearances on national radio and television shows to discuss personal finance, real estate, mortgages, pensions, and retirement planning. He lives debt-free in Toronto.

Sean is a money coach, specializing in mortgage-burning. He provides simple, yet practical advice on buying your dream home and paying it off in 10 years or less without sacrificing the things you love. You can find out more about his money coaching services and hire him here.

Sean is available for hire at industry rates. His writing is both engaging and professional, and he ensures that all content is written with a fresh perspective and by his client’s deadline. You can read more about his qualifications and find out how to contact or hire him here.

Sean Has Been Featured In

10th Annual Post City Magazine Real Estate Round Table

Talking alongside CEO of OREA Tim Hudak, former Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver and CTV News’ Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid.

Sean’s Recent Blog Posts

Why You Don’t Have to Choose Between Homeownership and Avocado Toast Contrary to what the one per cent says, you don’t have to choose between homeownership and avocado toast. I’m a big fan of the “Your Money”…
Burn Your Mortgage – Author Signings and Meet & Greets in May and June Have you picked up your copy of my new book, Burn Your Mortgage, yet? It’s flying off bookshelves! Thank you to everyone who has purchased my book and helped spread…
What Does Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan Mean for First-Time Homebuyers? Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks about Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan during a press conference in Toronto on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/CP) Last week the…
How to Buy a Home When You’re Precariously Employed Buying a home isn’t impossible when you’re precariously employed – you just have to be more creative. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau…