Talking money with your partner is never easy. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a book with conversation starters and examples to use to get things going? Good thing Wallace Howick, CPA thought just the same thing and wrote his book Love and Money: Conversations to Have Before You Get Married.
But the conversations he shares in his books can actually be applied to so many different relationships, such as when you’re dating or common-law. And the thing is, although technically it’s not difficult, most couples have no idea where to start. Luckily in this episode, Wallace shares his expertise and insight with his 30 years of being a Chartered Professional Account and working with a wide range of clients.
This book is such a great read (and not too long), if you’re looking for a way to approach the subject with your partner, maybe put this episode on in the background or grab a copy and try out some of his conversation starters for yourself!
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DIY investing has always been a popular topic on the show, so I’m thrilled to have Brendan Wood on the show, who is the co-founder and CTO of Passiv.
As he shares on the show, he grew up in New Foundland and then studied engineering at the University of New Brunswick. After managing his own investment portfolio like so many others do, using Questrade and spreadsheets, he started to wonder if there was an easier way to do it. Realizing that others on forums like Reddit wondered the same thing, he went to work to develop Passiv, an app that works with a number of discount brokerages to make it easier and saving you precious time managing your own portfolio.
The best part? Currently, Passiv is free to use for all Questrade clients, so you can try it out yourself and see how much easier it is to use compared to your traditional spreadsheet. This is great news because the one thing I hear all the time is that after listening to my podcast, so many people want to try out DIY investing but aren’t sure how to start. Passiv is a new entry point into self-directed investing, which means it just got easier to start investing and growing your wealth.
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You know how I came up with the title for this episode? It was actually from a listener who shared with me that she never knew the power of personal finance (and financial literacy) before she discovered books, blogs and podcasts like mine. And once she realized how powerful it can be, it changed her whole perspective on things.
My next guest Dr. JeFreda Brown shares a similar realization in this episode. Before helping individuals with their money, she worked on the institutional side of things. But her passion for personal finance and motivation to teach others the powers of financial literacy led her to start her own company, Provision Financial Education, and dedicate her time to empowering others through her financial wellness programs.
Seeing as discovering the world of personal finance changed my life and path forever, I couldn’t agree more that financial literacy is one of the most important things we need to bring more to the forefront. So if you like this episode, share it with your friends and family. Get the word out that your financial present does not have to be your financial future. All of this stuff can be learned, you just need to start somewhere and keep going.
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Is it a smart move to think about asking for a raise, switching employers (or careers), or searching for your dream job during a pandemic? Well…why not? Employers are still recruiting, so why can’t you be the one recruited?
That’s why I’ve got career growth strategist Isi Aladejobi on the show to share her expertise on how to navigate the career landscape during these still uncertain times. Through her Power Women Make Power Moves program, which is a community of over 10,000 Black women, she been able to help countless people win in their careers and lives, even during the pandemic. She believes that with the right tools, mindset, and strategies, women can 100% successfully achieve their purpose, find the right career (that pays their true value), level the playing field, and of course, smash that damn glass ceiling already.
Career growth is always one of the most popular topics on this podcast, so I know you’re gonna love this episode! Isi is so inspirational, she’ll make anyone feel like they can make some power moves no matter what’s going on in the world.
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I can’t believe Cait Flanders has been on the podcast 4 times now! Not only that, she truly helped launched the podcast as my first real guest for episode 3. Well, she’s back on the show because after releasing her first book The Year of Less, she has a second book that’s recently come out called Adventures of Opting Out.
As a short bio in case you haven’t followed Cait since she started her original personal finance blog (Blonde on a Budget) in 2010 like me, she was able to pay off all her debt, do a 2-year shopping ban, and eventually published her first book in 2018 sharing her journey in 2018. To me, she always will be one of the OG personal finance bloggers in Canada. Now, she’s moved away from personal finance and into the intentional living and minimalism space, but she still talks about money quite a bit in her books (which I thoroughly enjoy).
In her first book, she wrote about her life and experience doing her shopping ban which changed her life forever. For her new book, Adventures in Opting Out, she writes about how to opt-out of things (or relationships) in order to live a more intentional life.
I think a lot of the time we think of adding things to our life, instead of taking things away or just doing things differently. Not only that, if there’s ever been a time to take a moment and reassess your life, 2020 is it! And Cait’s latest book is such a great way to get inspired and start thinking about how to change your life so it aligns better to what you really want it to look like. That could mean making shifts with your finances, changing your career, opting out of some social media platforms, leaving relationships that don’t add value to your life, or moving to a new place to live.
I hope you really love this episode because I had such a great time recording it. I had an even better time reading Cait’s book, so make sure to check it out for yourself!
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/255