It's the season finale for Season 13 of the More Money Podcast, can you believe it? Soon, we’ll all be ringing in the new year and hopefully see 2022 be the fresh start we all need.
Joining me again on the podcast for this very special episode is the international best-selling author behind one of my all-time favourite personal finance books Millionaire Teacher, Andrew Hallam. Andrew is on the podcast today to talk about his new book Balance, which explores how to spend and invest in happiness and why our definition of success needs to be redefined.
Andrew is a speaker, author, and personal finance writer. He’s given personal finance talks in more than 32 countries but still finds time to travel the world, explore jungles and climb volcanoes with his wife. His new book, Balance, is a combination of personal anecdotes and behavioural scientific studies that aim to share how we can get happier and wealthier. Balance is available for pre-order now but will be available on January 18th, 2022.
I loved having Andrew back on the podcast and being able to chat about investing and why we are striving for things that we don’t actually want. Our chat was the perfect way to end this year and look toward the future. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year and I’ll be back in mid-January 2022!
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We all know I’m a hardcore index fund investor and love to talk about the benefits of passive investing for building long-term wealth. But I’m also often asked if I invest in individual stocks, to which I answer "Yes, I do actually."
One of the ways that I learn about potential stocks to invest in is Motley Fool Canada, and Chief Investment Advisor Iain Butler joins me on today’s bonus episode of the podcast to talk stocks in-depth.
Motley Fool Canada offers financial and investing research and education, and Iain has been an employee with them since 2012. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Lead Advisor on Fool Canada's flagship Stock Advisor Canada product. His investing interests are centered on scouring the market for interesting businesses that trade at under-valued prices and offer an appealing risk/reward relationship.
In this episode, Iain shares why you should still have your overall portfolio in mind when investing in individual stocks and how having a long-term strategy is key to earning a greater return and reaching your investment goals. We also talk about the feelings of FOMO when it comes to the growing popularity of NFTS, meme stocks, and cryptocurrencies, and why Motley Fool Canada is a great place to learn more about how to invest in today's market with their daily updates and research.
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As the podcast starts to wind down before a short winter break, I’m so glad that before the end of the season I get to share today’s episode. Today we’re tackling some important topics like privilege, money trauma, and how to build generational wealth as a child of immigrants. To help navigate these topics is my guest and fellow Accredited AFCC® Parween Mander.
Parween is a South Asian money expert and founder of the Wealthy Wolfe. She holds the Accredited Financial Counselor Canada® designation and is also a certified Trauma of Money Facilitator. She’s on a mission to provide honest and relatable financial coaching for women of colour. From her upbringing as a child of immigrants, she has been determined to help other WOC overcome their financial traumas and build generational wealth.
Parween shares how her money journey began at 16 and why privilege is often a big part of people’s money journey that isn't acknowledged. There needs to be more diversity in this industry and I’m glad Parween is one of the amazing voices that’s spreading that message and her financial expertise.
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As someone who decided to sell her townhouse and buy a new house in Toronto this year, I can vouch for how crazy the Canadian housing market is right now. Although my experience is specifically in Toronto, talking to people across the country every single day...I know that people have similar experiences from coast to coast.
Since real estate has become such a hot topic, especially because of the pandemic, I wanted to gain some further insight into why the housing market has exploded in the past two years and hear some predictions for what we can expect in the future. To provide that insight, I've got John Webster, President & CEO of Scotiabank Mortgage Corporation, joining me for this episode.
John has 30+ years of experience in mortgage lending, and in addition to being the President & CEO of Scotiabank Mortgage Corporation, he's also the Head of the Real Estate Secured Lending Unit at Scotiabank which includes Scotia Mortgage Authority and Home Financing Solutions. John was previously the President & CEO of Maple Trust Company which was purchased by Scotiabank in 2006. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) now called Mortgage Professionals Canada, and was inducted into the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame in 2009.
In this episode, John shares how the pandemic put pressure on the housing market and why the demand for housing will continue to be greater than the supply into the future. John also shares how lenders have had to adapt to this new normal over the past 18 months and the digital products and services they’ve introduced since the start of the pandemic. I love talking about real estate and especially when I can get an insider perspective on how we can best navigate the market, so I am very excited to share today’s episode with you!
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In today’s episode, we’re being treated to a history lesson on index funds from my guest who wrote the book all about it. Robin Wigglesworth’s new book, Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever, gives a broader history of index investing and how that has influenced the current markets.
Robin Wigglesworth is an author and the global finance correspondent at the Financial Times since 2008. He focuses on the biggest trends reshaping markets, investing, and finance across the world by sharing long-form features, profiles, and columns. Robin’s new book is a fascinating look at the financial history of index funds and why it was the invention that Wall Street initially never wanted.
In this episode, Robin shares how he fell into financial journalism and how his work allows him to be paid to learn. I was excited to talk to Robin because I thoroughly enjoyed his book, which is now going on my list as one of my favourite investing books, especially if you're a die-hard index investor like myself.
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Being single shouldn’t have to mean that you can’t achieve all your financial goals, like owning your own home or retiring early. That’s why this week I’m talking with Ardelle Harrison who wrote a book all about how to be financially independent and why we should plan to be, even if we’re not currently single.
Ardelle’s book “Bank on Yourself: Why Every Woman Should Plan Financially To be Single, Even If She's Not” was spurred by her interest in personal finance and out of the necessity of wanting to travel, pay for post-secondary education, and purchase a property. Ardelle is now a retired teacher and has been able to achieve all of her financial goals without relying on a partner. Ardelle’s book explains the importance of knowing the ins and out of your finances, despite your marital status, and how to best plan for your financial future.
Ardelle shares how she’s handled the critics in her life who thought her financial goals were unattainable and why you need to find a team, personal and professional that can help you with your goals. This is a great episode for anyone no matter your age or what your relationship status is to know that even if you’ve never done something doesn’t mean you can never do it.
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You know that I love talking about investing on the podcast, especially when I can get different perspectives about the topic. For today’s bonus episode, I’m joined by Michael Kovacs, the founder, president & CEO of Harvest Portfolios Group.
Michael Kovacs got his start as a stockbroker in the '80s, which would later influence his decision to start Harvest Portfolios Group in 2009. Michael believes that the best way to create wealth is to invest in quality companies for the long term. This is reflected in the ETFs developed by Harvest, which are focused on investing in strong businesses that have the potential to grow and generate steady income over time.
In this episode, Michael shares why Harvest is different from other ETF portfolio companies and breaks down how they also use options in some of their ETFs in order to generate income and growth.
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For this week’s episode, we’re getting deep. We’re talking about the intersection of trauma and money. To help talk about how the two subjects connect is holistic wealth coach Morgan Blackman.
Morgan is the CEO of Holistic Bucks Coaching Inc. and is a certified Trauma of Money facilitator. The aim of Morgan's wealth and wellness coaching business is to help female business owners and leaders better understand their relationship with money in order to become financially secure and build generational wealth.
In this episode, Morgan explains how past traumas, regardless of their severity, can affect every part of our lives including our money. She also delves into the different trauma healing methodologies she uses in order to tackle those money-limiting beliefs. Morgan is a big believer that by taking care of your mental well-being, the rest of your life, including your wealth, will feel the healing effects. I'm a huge advocate for mental health (you know I've mentioned several times on the podcast I see a therapist!) and it was so great to hear from Morgan about how she's bridging the gap between money and mental health.
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I’m so excited for this week’s episode of the podcast because we’re talking about the money side of owning a small business and going freelance. I’m joined by Joe Collins, CPA, who is the partner and owner of the accounting firm Avalon Accounting.
Joe's accounting firm Avalon Accounting focuses on working with Canadian small businesses because he believes they have a significant positive impact on our world (and I'd have to agree with that!). After some failed attempts at entrepreneurship, Joe still wanted to be a part of that world and decided to merge his passion for entrepreneurship with his affinity for numbers. This led him to go back to school and start his own accounting firm. As you can tell from his interview with me, he’s passionate about helping Canadian small business owners get to grips with their finances so that they can focus more on growing their bottom line.
What you can look forward to in this episode is Joe answering small business owners' most pressing questions on taxes, write-offs, and common beginner mistakes to avoid when starting a business for the first time. I was so excited to talk to Joe since I’ve often referred back to his YouTube channel that shares hard-to-find answers to common questions multiple times. Whether you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or are just curious about what to know when it comes to starting a business...this is the episode for you!
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BONUS EPISODE! This episode is incredibly apt if you’ve been following along on my house hunting journey because it’s all about mortgages! I’m joined by the Branch Manager of the Bay Street Branch in Toronto for Alterna Savings, Michael Borrelli.
Michael has been in the financial services industry for over 19 years with expertise in retail banking, product management, and acquisition. Michael is passionate about financial literacy and giving people transparent advice from a caring place so that they can better their financial wellbeing.
In this episode, Michael fields my laundry list of questions all about mortgages and what to know for first-time buyers, how to set a budget to buy a property, and explains what all that mortgage jargon means in real terms. This episode is great for people who are thinking of getting into the real estate market and buying a home for the first time or already seasoned homeowners since I even learned some incredibly useful, new things!
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This week we hit a major milestone on the More Money Podcast! Today is the 300th episode of the podcast and I almost can’t believe we’ve made it this far. Yes, we! I couldn’t have done it without you all listening every week, so I want to say a BIG thank you to all who’ve listened and supported the More Money Podcast over the past 6 years.
For today’s episode, I am joined by author, podcast host, and hope-restoring coach Patrice Washington. Her book “Redefine Wealth for Yourself: How to Stop Chasing Money and Finally Live Your Life's Purpose” really amplifies her holistic approach to building wealth and why it’s intertwined with our physical and mental health.
Patrice’s podcast “The Redefining Wealth Podcast” aims to change our money mindsets and she uses her Certification in Financial Psychology to help people beyond budgeting. Patrice has built a large community of people wanting to get to the heart of their money struggles so that they can achieve the life they want, on their own terms.
Patrice is full of great insights into tapping into your why when it comes to making money. In this episode, Patrice shares how the 2008 market crash was a defining moment for her money journey, why wealth needs to be redefined, and her 6 pillars of wealth. I can’t wait for you to listen to it!
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/300
This week I’m tackling a subject that I’m shocked I’ve never talked about before, weddings! I love weddings but I also know how stressful it was when I was planning my own 8 years ago. To help me talk about all things wedding planning I’m joined by Jeffra Trumpower, Senior Director of Creative Marketing at WeddingWire.
Jeffra has been part of the wedding industry for more than a decade, with a focus on marketing and content development. She has expanded her role at WeddingWire to all facets of marketing including, design, video production, live and virtual events, and more. She currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, daughter, and Jack Russell terrier.
WeddingWire was a site I used religiously when I was planning my wedding years ago, so I was so excited to have Jeffra on the podcast to get her great insight into the industry. Jeffra shares expert tips on wedding planning including where to start when it comes to planning, how to decide on a budget, and how to avoid regrets when it comes to your special day.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/299
This week I have a returning guest on the podcast! I’m joined for a third time by Robin Taub who's here to share everything about her new book The Wisest Investment, an update to her bestselling book, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids. I was so happy to have Robin back on the show to share how her book aims to help parents and kids navigate the world since the pandemic hit.
Robin is a Chartered Professional Accountant by trade, who then transitioned into real estate then derivative marketing at Citibank Canada. Robin is now a professional speaker and author, whose new book The Wisest Investment is for parents who are strapped for time but want to teach their kids to become responsible and money-savvy adults.
In this episode, we chat about everything from what age should we start getting kids interested in personal finance to where the best information for kids to learn is, and spoiler alert it's probably not TikTok. Since the world has changed dramatically in the past 18 months so has how we’re handling our money, and how we should be teaching our kids about it. Robin is a big proponent of looking for teachable moments in our everyday lives and that learning with your child is one of the best ways to get them engaged and interested in personal finance.
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It’s no surprise that I love talking to friends, family, or basically anyone about money. But that’s not the case for a lot of people. Today’s guest on the podcast is trying to make talking about money easier. I’m joined by the author of Breaking Money Silence and wealth psychology expert Kathleen Burns Kingsbury.
Kathleen has a background in banking and finance but after completing her Master’s degree in psychology, she decided she wanted to merge the two and create her own business. Breaking Money Silence®: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk More Openly about Finances, and Live a Richer Life is Kathleen’s fifth book and it aims to teach how to approach talking about money with the people in our lives.
In this episode, Kathleen shares why negotiation is an essential tool in everyone’s money arsenal, how to approach talking to your parents about money, and why being money compatible is essential to a successful relationship. Kathleen is a wealth of knowledge (pun intended) and it was such a privilege to have her on the show!
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/297
This week I’m so excited to be joined by someone who I met at one of my live events 5 years ago and since have had the privilege to see them thrive as an important voice in the Canadian personal finance space. Zandile Chiwanza is a personal finance journalist and self-proclaimed “budget warrior”. In this episode, Zandile takes us through how she navigated debt, and how Twitter was the catalyst for her career.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Zandile came to Canada as an international student in 2010. Through her own struggles with debt and trying to pay for school and bills, her personal finance journey began. Zandile’s writing as a financial journalist aims to empower people and reassure them that financial wealth is attainable, no matter your circumstance. Her work focuses on the intersection between mental health, financial wellness, and race.
I love Zandile’s writing and I was so excited to have her on the show. Our chat was so motivational for anyone who’s worried about how they’ll ever get out of debt or figure out their finances. Zandile also is an advocate for crushing your debt, while not sacrificing having fun and living your life.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/296
I’ve seen so many people either quit their job or reconsider their current profession over the course of the pandemic. It’s not completely surprising that with so many changes in the last 18 months, everyone is taking stock of their life. That’s why today’s podcast episode is so timely. I’m joined by Jennifer Turliuk, entrepreneur and author of How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life (Next).
Jennifer Turliuk is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker that resides in Toronto. Jennifer is the CEO of MakerKids, which started the first and largest makerspace for kids in the world and now runs award-winning virtual programs, camps, and parties on Coding, Robotics, and Minecraft. Her book, How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life (Next) breaks down her strategy of how to make a career change at any age and what led her to her own change in career path.
My career path has not been linear and I’m always excited to have guests on the show that further reinforce the idea that it doesn’t have to be. Jennifer’s book is a great toolkit for anyone looking to make a change and to remember that it doesn’t matter what age you are, you can start or change your life at any time.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/295
For today’s episode, I’m being interviewed by my younger sister and virtual assistant, Sarah Moorhouse! We dive into never-before-heard stories about how I went from being a corporate employee to a business owner, why freelancing is not for everyone, hustle culture, and my tips for newbie freelancers.
When I was back home in Vancouver over the summer, I brought all my podcast equipment with me without knowing what this episode would be about. Sarah had the great idea to turn it around and interview me on all things freelance since she has joined the self-employment club this past year. We also talk about what success means to me, and of course, some money talk.
We had a lot of fun recording this episode and I enjoyed sharing more about my journey than I ever have before. I really hope you enjoy this episode too!
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I may have found another internet twin in my guest on the podcast today! Fellow podcast host and Financial Analyst Chris Browning is joining me today to talk about his false start as an art major in college, which led him to eventually pursue a career in finance (and podcasting!).
Chris is the creator and host of Popcorn Finance, a short-form personal finance podcast, as well as the co-host of the call-in money advice show This is Awkward. Chris began producing podcasts in 2017, which led him to create his own show, Popcorn Finance, a podcast discussing finance in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn.
Chris and I talk about how he started his career in finance and why he wanted to make his own podcast. We also talk about the pitfalls of being in a time of information overload and why that can be dangerous when it comes to misinformation about investing and get rich quick schemes. I really enjoyed having Chris on the show and would love to have him be a guest again in the future!
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That’s a wrap on season 12 of the More Money podcast! I can’t believe that I’ve been recording this podcast for 6 years, which leads me to say a HUGE thank you to all my listeners, new and old of this podcast. It’s because of you that I’ve been able to continue to grow in both knowledge and confidence and host amazing guests on each episode. Today’s final episode is a solo one, I wanted to do a round-up of all that was discussed this season, as well as what's new in my business and personal life.
I love being able to have an episode where I can just update and chat with all of you about what's been going behind the scenes in my life. I wanted to share how my 2021 has been and some plans I have going forward. I’m looking forward to my summer break and finally being able to see and hug my family and friends in Vancouver. You can always keep up to date with what I’m doing on my Instagram or Twitter and don't forget I have a Youtube channel, which I will still be posting to this summer, so be sure to follow me there. I’ll be back in the fall with brand new episodes, but until then enjoy today’s episode and have a safe (and vaccinated) summer!
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Today is the penultimate episode of season 12 of the More Money Podcast, can you believe it? In today’s episode, I’m joined by Allison Baggerly from Inspired Budget to discuss all things budgeting. Allison is a blogger, influencer, podcast host, and the founder of Inspired Budget blog and now podcast!
Allison started Inspired Budget in 2017 when she was still an elementary school teacher with 10 years of experience. In 2019 she was able to go full-time with her business and share her combined passion for teaching and finances to help others learn how to start budgeting. She has built a community of over 119,000 Instagram followers that turn to her for budgeting advice and inspiration to take control of their finances.
In this episode, we discuss Allison’s money journey, which started when she decided to explore budgets in preparation for the arrival of her firstborn son. We also discuss the importance of mental health in regards to money management and how budgeting is not one-size-fits-all, and how her business accommodates that. Since this episode was recorded Alison has launched her new podcast, Inspired Budget (check it out!).
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/291
For the final week of Season 12, I've got not one, not two, but three amazing episodes to share with you before I go on summer break. And for the first episode this week, we’re talking about sustainable investing and financial feminism! To discuss this topic with me, I am joined by an expert in the field (and a fellow Jessica) Jessica Robinson. She is an expert in sustainable finance and has over 15 years of experience in the industry. Her career has taken her all over the world resulting in quite the résumé.
Jessica is a global expert in sustainable finance and the Founder and Managing Director of Moxie Future — the world’s first insights, education, and community platform empowering women as responsible, sustainable, and impact investors. She also has a newly published book, Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide To Investing For a Sustainable Future.
In this episode, she talks about what sustainable investing actually means and how it goes deeper than solely investing in green energy. We also chat about how 2020 gave a good indicator to investing skeptics about what kind of returns you can expect from adding sustainable investments to your portfolio, and finally how not to be fooled by greenwashing in the industry.
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Like I mentioned in my last More Money episode (ep. 288), today I’m sharing another bonus episode and we’re talking all about ETFs. I’m joined by Alfred Lee, who is the Director, Portfolio Manager, and Investment Strategist at BMO ETFs. I love any chance I can get to talk about investing and was super excited to go in-depth about ETFs (one of my personal favourite investment products).
Alfred is a senior portfolio manager with BMO ETFs and has been a part of their ETF business since its inception over 10 years ago. He currently manages their index-based equities ETFs but also previously managed their fixed income ETF lineup. He also serves as the investment strategist for BMO ETFs and is involved with product design.
There is so much to cover with ETFs, including all the different types of index funds, taxation, and the major differences between them and mutual funds. Alfred helps answer all these questions and more in today’s episode. If you want to go even more in-depth when it comes to ETFs, then be sure to check out BMO ETFs' Views for the Desk podcast, which releases new episodes weekly.
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Today’s episode has been so highly requested that I’m so excited to finally share it with you today. My guest joining me today is Leanne Townsend, a family law attorney based in Toronto and today she’s tackling the long list of questions sent in by you, the listeners on all things divorce!
Leanne Townsend is the Counsel & Chair of the Family Law Group at Mills and Mills LLP where her practice is focused on family law, domestic violence and victim advocacy. She’s a regular guest expert in the media on topics including abusive relationships, divorcing a narcissist, and co-parenting. She’s also the host of the Divorcing Well podcast and the Youtube show, The Dish on Divorce.
Leanne answered everything from common mistakes that people make before they get married, to the difference between marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements to how much getting a divorce actually costs. Leanne also shares the wide range of topics and guests you can expect while tuning into her podcast, Divorcing Well. This episode is full of great expert tips and practical advice to keep in mind whether you plan on getting married in the near or distant future, so I hope you enjoy it!
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This week I’m so excited to be talking to an OG personal finance podcaster who started her show in 2008 and has now amassed over 40 million downloads! I am joined by none other than Laura Adams, the host of the Money Girl Podcast. Laura joins me to chat about her new book, Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers as well as how she ended up in a career in personal finance.
Laura Adams is a leading insurance and finance analyst with over a decade of top-level experience. She’s a writer, podcast host and award-winning author and spokesperson, which has led her to become one of the top leading finance, insurance and small business authorities in the U.S.
In today’s episode, Laura shares the money mistakes she made early in her adult life and the lessons that her book aims to teach budding solopreneurs so that they may achieve long-term success in their businesses. Laura also shares the key protections every self-employed person should have in place in order to ensure their business can withstand the curveballs that life tends to throw our way. I can’t wait for you to listen and soak up all the great tips and advice Laura was able to share!
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Today’s podcast episode is on one of my favourite subjects…retirement! I’m joined by David Trahair, author of The Procrastinator’s Guide to Retirement. We chat about the great practical advice in his book and its overall message of hope for people 50+ who haven’t yet saved for retirement
David Trahair is a CPA, CA, personal finance writer, trainer, speaker, and eLearning developer. David is the author of several personal finance books and currently operates his own personal finance training and eLearning development firm. He also offers live webinars and online courses to people through organizations including the CPA provincial and territorial bodies.
David is a wealth of knowledge and I’m so glad I was able to ask him so many questions when it comes to retirement. Our conversation covered everything from practical advice like the difference between RIFFs vs. annuities to why running out of money in retirement shouldn’t be as big of a worry as financial institutions would like us to think. I can’t wait for you to listen and enjoy!
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/286