No one gets married thinking that they’ll get divorced one day. Unfortunately, not all marriages last and if you find yourself in this position, who do you turn to when it comes to getting help with your finances? This week on the podcast, I have CPA and author of Untying the Knot Kelly LaVallie who joins me to discuss how to navigate the complexities of untying your finances from your ex and how to start again on a good financial foot.
Kelly LaVallie is the President of LaVallie & Associates Advisory Services Ltd. with over 25 years of experience in the accounting world. After years of seeing her clients go through divorce and only being able to provide limited financial support, she made the choice to transition her firm into one that worked exclusively with clients in the stages of divorce.
Not only that, this year she released her first book, Untying the Knot - Protecting Your Emotional and Financial Health During Divorce, to help better answer people's financial questions about divorce and share how taking back control of your finances can be incredibly empowering when starting a new life for yourself.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/338
Have you ever felt like you aren’t being seen or heard at the office? Or have you experienced micro-aggressions from your co-workers before? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. After writing an article in the New York Times called “How to Succeed When You’re Marginalized or Discriminated Against at Work,” my guest and journalist Alan Henry went on to write his newly released book Seen, Heard, and Paid, a book all about navigating toxic work environments and giving marginalized groups of people the tools they need to succeed in their careers.
Alan Henry is a prominent journalist, editor, and author. He was previously the Smarter Living editor at The New York Times and the editor-in-chief of the productivity and lifestyle blog Lifehacker. He is now the author of the newly released book, Seen, Heard, and Paid: The New Work Rules for the Marginalized and is the senior editor at Wired.
In this episode, Alan shares how his experiences in a toxic work environment led him to write his new book. He also shares what language to use when you experience microaggressions at work and also what quantifies as a microaggression. Alan shares the importance of having “psychology safety” at work and why his most significant tip is to keep a work diary. This is a jam-packed conversation you don’t want to miss!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/337
If you’re an avid listener of the More Money Podcast, then you'll know that I’m a big fan of index investing and playing the long game when it comes to growing your money. But, how and when did index investing start? Luckily my guest today, author Eric Balchunas, is sharing the history of the index fund and how one man named Jack changed Wall Street forever in his new book The Bogle Effect.
Eric Balchunas is Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, where he leads the ETF and fund research and contributes to Bloomberg Opinion. He is also the co-creator of the Bloomberg podcast Trillions and Bloomberg TV’s ETF IQ. He’s the author of The Bogle Effect (2022) and The Institutional ETF Toolbox (2016).
In today’s episode, we learn more about the founder of the index fund and the Vanguard Group, John Clifton “Jack” Bogle. Eric deep dives into how index funds changed Wall Street, which we're still seeing the effects of in today's investing landscape. Eric is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to index investing and ETFs. I loved being able to pick his brain and get him to share his opinion on cryptocurrency and “vanilla” vs. “hot sauce” investing. I hope you enjoy this episode too!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/336
The way we shop has changed significantly over the years and with the rising cost of goods and growing inflation, now is the time to figure out how best we can stretch a dollar and shop smarter! But what does shopping smarter actually mean? To answer that and more is my guest for today’s bonus episode, Jennifer LaForge, the General Manager for Rakuten Canada and expert when it comes to savvy shopping.
Jennifer LaForge is the General Manager for Rakuten Rewards Canada. Before joining Rakuten in 2012, Jennifer spent a decade in the online travel space working for Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, Expedia.ca, and Globus. While at Rakuten, Jennifer has facilitated and was selected as one of the Globe and Mail’s top 50 best executives in Canada.
In today’s episode, Jennifer shares why Rakuten is Canada’s number one place to save money while shopping at their favourite brands online. Jennifer explains how Rakuten works, including what affiliate marketing is and when the best time to buy certain items is based on the time of year. This episode is great for anyone else feeling the pinch when it comes to buying their essentials or wanting to save money when you’re in the mood to splurge.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/335
Welcome back to a brand new season of the More Money Podcast! After a very busy summer, I’m so excited to be back and share lots of new episodes with you featuring some brand new guests. I’m kicking off Season 15 with a dream guest I can't believe I was able to book — author, money expert and podcast host Nicole Lapin!
Nicole Lapin is a financial journalist and TV news anchor best known for appearing on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and MSNBC. She is also a New York Times best-selling author of several books including Rich Bitch, Boss Bitch, and her newest book, Miss Independent. Nicole is also the host of the daily podcast Money Rehab.
In this episode, Nicole shares her humble beginnings as a journalist including how she went from writing poetry to delving into the business and financial world. We also talk about the biggest pain points that are facing women in order to reach financial freedom and why the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United States is all about money. I loved hearing Nicole’s take on financial independence, crypto, and what we can expect next from her. I am so happy to be back and look forward to sharing more new episodes this season with you!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/334
We’re closing out Season 14 with my favourite topic and a return guest! On the show today is a Canadian investing expert and creator of the Canadian Couch Potato — Dan Bortolotti. Dan is back on the show to talk about his new book, Reboot Your Portfolio: 9 Steps to Successful Investing with ETFs, which you know is right up my alley!
Dan Bortolotti is a former journalist, who was a full-time writer for magazines such as MoneySense. However, over a decade ago he switched careers and is now a portfolio manager and financial planner at PWL Capital in Toronto. Dan created his popular blog (then subsequent podcast) the Canadian Couch Potato in 2010 and has become one of Canada’s most trusted resources on index investing.
In today’s episode, Dan shares more about the inspiration behind his new book, Reboot Your Portfolio. We dive into where you should start when you want to make a change in your investment portfolio and the downsides to having so much access to your trades. This episode is jam-packed with info for anyone wanting to get started with passive investing or learn how to improve their current investment portfolio for the long term.
Also, I want to say a quick thank you to all the wonderful guests who joined me this season. Of course, another thank you to all listeners, thank you for tuning in each week and I’ll see you for a fresh new season in September after a short summer break!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/333
I’m interviewing a duo on today's episode of the More Money podcast! I’m so excited to have fellow podcasters and newly published authors, Julien and Kiersten Saunders from rich & REGULAR on the show to talk all about their new book, Cashing Out.
Julien and Kiersten Saunders currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and are the couple behind the popular blog and podcast, rich & REGULAR. They also have a YouTube channel in which they produce an award-winning series, Money on the Table. Today on the show they’re talking all about their new book, Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game By Walking Away.
In today’s episode, Julien and Kiersten share what rich and regular really means, as well as setting up a system for your money that gives you back the power over your life. They get into the nitty-gritty of why we should rethink how we approach growing in our careers, and why finding a community of like-minded individuals is the best thing you can do for your social life.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/332
This podcast is no stranger to exploring the FIRE community and digging into what financial independence means to you. Today, we’re digging even deeper into how to find out if you’re on a trajectory toward financial independence and a program that can help you figure it out. Today's guest is Tyson Koska, the Founder, and CEO of OnTrajectory, the FI financial planning software tool that allows you to see your financial future more clearly.
Tyson Koska’s career started when he was a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army. After he left the Army he switched gears and became a software engineer for 25 years. After experiencing some major life events that changed his own plans for his money he decided to make a program that would be able to take the guesswork out of financial planning. In 2018 he went full-time with his side-hustle, OnTrajectory, and hasn’t looked back since. In this episode, Tyson shares what inspired OnTrajectory and the key features it offers so that you can better plan your financial future.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/331
We’ve talked a lot about buying a home and investing in real estate on this podcast but what happens after you buy. What about all the costs and yearly maintenance that come with becoming a homeowner? Today those questions and so much more are being answered in today’s episode with real estate expert Romana King.
Romana King has a 20-year career as a financial journalist, she currently holds the position of Director of Content at Zolo and is the former Senior Editor and real estate expert at MoneySense. She recently become a first time author and with the release of her bestselling first book, House Poor No More: 9 Steps to Grow the Value of Your Home and Net Worth.
In this episode, Romana shares why she thinks everyone needs a homeowner’s cheat sheet, so she decided to write her new book, House Poor No More. She also shares overlooked inspections and audits that should be done before you buy a home and why buying a home is part of a larger long-term goal and not simply a box to be ticked on a life checklist.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/330
I have another returning guest joining me on the podcast today to share more about his new book and his rule of thumb for saving for retirement. Frederick Vettesse is back on the podcast to talk about his new book, The Rule of 30: A Better Way to Save for Retirement, and the different approach he took to write this book as opposed to his others.
Frederick Vettesse is the former chief actuary of Lifeworks and a best-selling author of books all about retirement. He’s also a regular contributor for the Globe and Mail. He first appeared on the More Money podcast in episode 262 where he chatted about how to not run out of money during retirement.
In this episode, Frederick explains what the rule of 30 is for retirement, including how much to save and invest at certain ages and stages in your life and is it ever too late to start. We also talk about investing options including if real estate is still a good investment for your future. Another important topic we cover is planning for the best-case scenario along with the unexpected and inevitable changes that come from getting older including potential job loss and declining health.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/329
This week’s episode is FULL of so many interesting topics including, debt, FIRE, privilege and so much more. I’m so excited to welcome author, Paris Woods to the podcast to share how we can all learn from her mistakes in her new book, The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom.
Paris Woods is a lifelong educator, first-generation and two-time college graduate of Harvard University. She’s currently completing her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. In her new book, The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom, Paris teaches readers how to live an abundant life now and continue to do so in the future through her simple personal finance principles.
In this episode, Paris shares her approach to FIRE, why she’s so passionate about educating the black community about finance and why debt is the number one obstacle to your financial goals. I loved reading Paris’s book because it felt like having a chat with your best friend and I hope this episode leaves you with the same feeling!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/328
Alyssa Davies currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is a content manager for Zolo as well as a two-time Plutus Award winner for Canadian Personal Finance Blog of the Year for Mixed Up Money. The last time she was on the show was back in 2020 to discuss her first book, The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal (which is episode 235 in case you want to listen).
Now two years later, she’s back to share tidbits from her new book Financial First Aid: Essential Tools for Confident, Secure Money Management.
In today’s episode, Alyssa shares what she’s been up to since our last episode, why she’s passionate about emergency funds, and how big of a role therapy and taking care of your mental health has played in her financial journey. Like myself, Alyssa wants to make financial literacy more easily accessible and understandable. I can’t wait for you to listen to this one!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/327
In this episode, Sandra shares stories about helping single women purchase homes for the first time and how their fear for the future is often their biggest obstacle. I also ask Sandra why it seems like older generations are forgoing downsizing and what impact that has on the current market. So much is covered in this episode that you won’t want to miss!
Don't forget to enter Sandra's special giveaway for one lucky listener!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/326
This season on the podcast we’ve been exploring alternative ways to invest your money and in this episode, we’re diving into the Canadian art world. To help navigate how to invest in art is Rob Cowley, a Canadian Art Specialist and the President and Co-Founder of Cowley Abbott.
Rob Cowley is a Canadian Art Specialist who first started as a clerk at an auction house in Toronto in 2000. In 2013, Rob and his coworker Lydia Abbott set out on their own and founded the auction house, Cowley Abbott. Cowley Abbott bridges the gap between traditional art auction services and the online fine art marketplace. Cowley Abbott’s live and online auctions have included headline-grabbing and record-setting works while providing Canadians with the expertise they need when it comes to purchasing art.
In this episode, Rob shares how the pandemic caused a boom in the Canadian fine art market. He also answers my many questions about how this sort of investment works in terms of depreciation and the other costs involved in buying art. Rob also gives a great explanation about what exactly NFTs are and how they protect and benefit digital artists.
This episode is full of great insider knowledge on the art world and how its become more accessible to newbie art investors, which is great news for anyone looking into alternative investments!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/325
Calling all budding entrepreneurs, today’s bonus episode is for you! We often hear from the founders and CEOs from the U.S., but how different is it to start and find funding for your startup in Canada? The answer to that and so much more is covered in today’s episode. Joining me on the podcast is the co-founder & CEO of oxio, a Canadian home internet provider that offers fair and affordable pricing (and the one I currently use for my internet in case you're wondering).
Marc-André Campagna is from Baie-Comeau, Quebec and as I mentioned is the CEO and co-founder of oxio. After helping his parents move and set up their internet, it sparked his interest in developing a more affordable internet provider that put Canadians' needs first. This led him to drop out of Law School at Laval University to start Accès Télécom (now oxio) along with his friend Francis Careau.
In this episode, Marc-André shares what it was like to launch a successful startup in Canada including finding investors, participating in an incubator program, and understanding the importance of networking. He also explains how oxio is shaking things up in the telecom industry by putting the customer experience first and why Canada needs to move away from oligopolies.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/324
It seems like every other week there’s a new investment craze and before you can wrap your head around it everyone on social media is already on to the next one. In this week’s episode, I’m joined by a veteran of the investment industry to help navigate through all the investing noise. Gil Baumgarten is the Founder, President, and CEO of Segment Wealth Management and the author of FOOLISH: How Investors Get Worked Up and Worked Over by the System.
Gil Baumgarten has been a part of the investment industry for over 37 years and has been the multi-year recipient of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in America distinction by Barron’s. He started his career on Wall Street in the 1980s but found it routinely emphasized its own interests over the clients. In 2010, Gil left the brokerage world to start Segment Wealth Management, a fiduciary firm where the interests of the client and the firm could align. He launched his first book, FOOLISH: How Investors Get Worked Up and Worked Over by the System last spring.
In this episode Gil pulls back the curtain on Wall Street and why he ultimately decided to leave and do things on his own terms. Gil shares why a lack of understanding about short-term investing is what leads to major losses and ending up in high tax brackets. I also ask Gil what’s the difference he’s seen from working with high-net-worth individuals and what we can learn from their investment strategies.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/323
In this episode, Erin shares what led her to accruing millions of dollars of debt, despite working in the financial industry and why that’s a more common occurrence than you’d think. She also shares why learning to build wealth is a part of her step-by-step guide to tackling your finances and how the pandemic has shifted things for younger generations. Whether you have student loans or have been racking up credit card debt, today’s episode will motivate you to start putting together a repayment plan.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/322
Joyce Marter has been a licensed psychotherapist for 25 years and has bared witness to how improving your mental health can result in an increase in your financial wealth. She’s also an entrepreneur, a national public speaker, and a mental health thought leader. She is the founder of Urban Balance, a national outpatient mental health company, and the author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life.
In this week's episode, Joyce shares the correlation between mental health and financial wealth, how her book tackles topics like abundance vs. scarcity mindset, the effects of limiting beliefs and why we need to stop selling ourselves short. It was an absolute pleasure to have Joyce on the podcast and have her share lots of food for thought.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/321
We talk a lot about adulting on this podcast and today we’re delving back into the topic but more specifically, financial adulting. I’m so excited for today’s guest since she wrote the literal book on the subject. Joining me is the author of Financial Adulting: Everything You Need to be a Financially Confident and Conscious Adult, Ashley Feinstein Gerstley.
Ashley Feinstein Gerstley is an author, money coach, and founder of the money platform Fiscal Femme. She has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry from investment baking to corporate finance. Her new book, Financial Adulting, is a guide that breaks down everything you need to be a financially confident and conscious adult.
In this episode, Ashley shares how she went from investment banker to money coach, why privilege is multi-faceted, and how to overcome financial overwhelm. I really enjoyed my chat with Ashley and her positive approach to personal finance and I think you will too!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/320
Were you one of the many people who adopted a pet during the pandemic? You wouldn’t be alone because the number of pet adoptions significantly rose during the last couple of years. My husband and I have also been toying with the idea of adopting a pet, which is why I’m so excited about today’s episode.
Today’s episode is all about the real cost of owning a pet, including whether it's worth it or not to get pet insurance. To help me with this topic is Katie Blakeley, Head of Pet Insurance at MetLife. Prior to joining the MetLife team through acquisition, Katie was the CEO of PetFirst Pet Insurance. She had been with the organization since it was founded in 2004 serving in a variety of roles including Marketing Director and Vice President of Business Development.
Prior to joining PetFirst, Katie worked in the thoroughbred racing industry. Katie lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Chris, daughters Maddie and Charlotte, and terrier-mix (Franklin).
In this episode, Katie talks about how much money should you be putting aside for monthly pet costs, why you should consider pet insurance, and how much you could expect to pay for it. I also ask Katie all about why breeds and pre-existing conditions matter when it comes to pet insurance rates. This episode is great if you’re already a pet owner or you’ve been considering getting a furry friend (like me) too.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/319
Calling all Gen Zs, this is the episode for you! I’m so happy to welcome today’s guest on the podcast today since I’ve been an avid reader of MoneySense Magazine for over a decade. Lisa Hannam, the Executive Editor for the digital magazine, joins me today to share what Gen Z should be looking out for when it comes to getting personal finance advice.
Lisa Hannam has worked in publishing as a journalist and editor for 17 years. She is a leading force in the success of MoneySense, creating some of the publication's most viewed and sought-after content. She writes and edits popular articles about personal finance, insurance, banking, investing, practical money tips, and more.
In this episode, Lisa and I talk about why you should always question the sources of the financial advice you follow and how the tone of personal finance education has changed for the better. We also discuss why understanding how your values play into how you manage your money. Lisa was such a great guest and so I know you’ll love this episode!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/318
If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to become a CFP, how to get your foot in the door of the Canadian financial industry, or how to set yourself for a successful retirement in Canada...then this episode is going to be just what you've been looking for. In this episode, I’m joined by Ryan Goldsman, the President of Monkey Credits and the author of Elmer's Nine & Dine: A Guide to Retirement Planning.
Ryan Goldsman is a Certified Financial Planner, has worked for some of Canada’s largest banks, and has taught at George Brown College in their financial planning program. He is now focused on growing his continuing education platform, Monkey Credits Inc. which offers courses to help future CFPs.
Ryan shares how Monkey Credits was never meant to be a business, but 5 years on he’s looking to expand its offerings to help further the education of financial planners across Canada. We also talk about his book Elmer's Nine & Dine, which is a succinct guide to retirement planning for Canadians (and a book I think every Canadian should read).
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/317
Right now the investing space has been taken over with talk of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, but those aren't the only alternative investment options for investors. Heck, there are some alternative investments that even include physical things attached to them...like wine! That’s why I've got Atul Tiwari, CEO of Cult Wines Americas, back on the show to discuss all the ins and outs of investing in a portfolio of fine wine (and yes, you can actually drink the wine if you want too!).
You may remember Atul from episode 170, when he was CEO of Vanguard Canada. Back then, he came on the show to share how he helped pioneer ETF investing in Canada and some of the benefits of index funds. Now, he's in a very different role, focused on educating and helping investors diversify their portfolios even more by investing in fine wine. Cult Wines originated in the U.K. in 2007, and Atul has taken on the task of bringing the company over to North America, making wine investing more accessible to Canadian investors.
In this episode, Atul goes over everything from what’s the return on investment with fine wines, how to build a strong portfolio, fee structure, as well as where the wine is physically stored. As someone who enjoys a glass of wine (but rarely spends more than $15 on a bottle), I wanted to know what constitutes a fine wine, and are there wines that are bought without the intention of drinking it? If you’re keen to find out the answers and more about fine wine investing, then you’ll love this episode!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/316
This week’s episode has a little bit of everything, including talking about budgeting, investing, and defining success on your own terms. Joining me on the show today is The Budget Mom aka Kumiko Love, whose new book My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life is such a great read that is chock-full of practical finance tips.
In 2015, Kumiko found herself in $77,000 worth of debt while making a yearly salary of only $24,000 as a single mom. She managed to pay off the debt in record time, while also sharing the journey on her blog, The Budget Mom. She now has 2 million highly devoted followers that love her personally designed budget planners. Her new best-selling book, My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life, shares her story, as well as others to show that you too can take control of your money.
Kumiko wants people to ask themselves once they finish the book if their glass is half empty or half full when the correct answer is actually that it’s refillable. I loved having Kumiko on the show because she is such a positive and inspiring woman who wants everyone to succeed by doing money their own way.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/315
I always find by February, the initial buzz of the new year and all those goals we’ve made have subsided. That’s why today’s episode is the perfect injection of motivation to get us all excited about our goals again. Joining me on the podcast today is bestselling author Anthony ONeal to inspire you to get rid of your debt and start living your life on your terms
Anthony ONeal is an author and speaker who has helped over 250,000 people set out on a path towards a debt-free life with his chart-topping book Debt-Free Degree. He’s also reached over 15 million people in 15 different countries through his podcast The Table. In addition to helping people climb out of debt, he's also on a mission to help singles maximize their single season with both intention and grace with his new course The Single’s Blueprint: 8 Pillars to Maximize Your Single Season.
In this episode, Anthony explains the starting points for getting out of debt, including having a vision for your money and zeroing in on the WHY of it all. He also shares what it means to maximize your single season and why taking control of your finances and life today will save you more time and money in the long run.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/314