Negotiation is such an important part of setting yourself up for financial success and helping you build wealth over time. Just think, by negotiating your salary a few thousand dollars higher at the beginning of your job, that could have a major impact on future bonuses, raises, and salaries!
Unfortunately, most of us weren’t taught how to negotiate and the examples we see on TV do not work in the real world. That’s why I have Jean-Nicolas Reyt on the show, who is a negotiation expert and Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University. He teaches students every day what to do, and not to, when negotiation in every situation.
Unlike what we may think, it’s not about being aggressive or manipulating the other party. It’s about doing your research, being confident in what you’re asking for, and ultimately finding a middle ground in which you, and whoever you’re negotiating with, find a happy outcome.
As mentioned in the show, Jean-Nicolas has so many great tips and ideas on this topic, so make sure to subscribe to his newsletter Master Negotiators linked in the show notes.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/274
It’s not every day you get a celebrity sports star on your podcast…who also doubles as a financial educator who is passionate about helping more Canadians become empowered through personal finance!
For this episode of the show, I have professional football player (he plays defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL) and financial literacy advocate Courtney Stephen as my special guest to discuss his career and his mission to help others better manage their money and understand the importance of generational wealth.
Although you may not think that sports and finance go hand in hand, they actually really do! As we discuss in this episode, they can both seem intimidating, but at their core, they are quite simple. For sports, it's about understanding the rules, practicing, and then implementing what you've learned. The same goes for money. It's really just simple math, understanding some best practices and rules for money management, then actually putting into action what you've learned.
Still, it can seem easier said than done, which is where that mindset component comes in. You need to trust yourself and not let your imposter syndrome get in the way. And that means showing up for yourself, your future, and your family every single day.
I hope you enjoy this inspirational episode just as much as I enjoyed interviewing Courtney! And don't forget to check out his website and amazing YouTube channel!
For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/273
One year ago I had Kelley Keehn, financial educator, speaker, media personality, and author, on the show to discuss her latest book Talk Money to Me. And then a few weeks later the pandemic hit and everything changed.
Well, she's back on the show with a new edition of her book that includes passages specifically talking about Covid-19 and its impact on people's finances. Some people had the roughest year in 2020, and are still struggling in 2021. Many people lost jobs, racked up debt, and have struggled to earn an income and keep up with their bills. And others have experienced the opposite in that they never experienced a significant change in their income or jobs (aside from working from home) and have actually been able to save more money than usual by spending more time at home with less stuff or experiences to spend their money on.
So...what does this mean? What should you do or change in terms of managing your money if you're in either camp? How has this pandemic changed personal finance for all of us? Kelley Keehn is here to share her insight and some tips to help you no matter what you're going through.
For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/272
With International Women’s Day happening this past Monday, I’ve partnered with Coast Capital Savings on their Keep Her on the Map campaign to put a spotlight on the disproportionate social and economic impacts that the COVID-19 has had on women, and women-owned businesses, and hopefully inspire action. To discuss this more in-depth, I have Larkin MacKenzie-Ast on the show, who is currently the Chair of the Business Women’s Network at Coast Capital Savings.
Throughout the almost 6 years of this podcast, I’ve tried to emphasize the importance of using your dollars as votes for change. Of course it’s important to be frugal and find deals to save money, but it’s also important to be mindful of what your spending says about your values and realize how big of an impact your spending has on the bigger picture. For instance, maybe instead of using Amazon for everything or always going to the big box stores, seeking out local, women-run businesses instead. Especially since they’ve been the hardest hit during this pandemic.
To get some ideas about how you can be part of the change, you find more resources and info about Coast Capital’s Keep Her on the Map campaign on their website. Also watch their quick video about some startling statistics about how women have been affected by the pandemic.
For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/271
When we think of financial planning, often we just focus on budgeting, debt repayment, and investing. But another important element of a complete financial plan is protection. Specifically protecting yourself and/or your loved ones if something happens.
That’s why I’ve got Nicole Simons on the show, who is a Wealth Management Advisor at CPN Financial Services. For the past decade, she’s worked with clients in all aspects of financial planning, but especially when it comes to having the right insurance in place.
In this episode, we discuss the important things everyone should know about life insurance, critical illness insurance, and disability insurance. Hopefully, this episode will serve as a timely reminder to review how you’re currently protected and to ensure if you don’t have the right protections in place, to get it sooner rather than later.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/270
It’s that time again…tax time. But this tax season may feel a bit different than other years. And that’s because 2020 sure was a weird year. Many Canadians earned income through various benefit programs or started earning self-employment income for the first time.
So what’s the best way to navigate this new tax season so it can be the least stressful possible? That’s why I’ve got Susan Watkin, accountant, educator, and spokesperson for TurboTax Canada on the show! I took some time to gather all the key questions people had about taxes for this year, and Susan graciously answers all of them.
Hopefully, you’ll feel a bit better about filing your taxes this year, because it doesn’t have to be a pain. Just take some time to organize your documents (feel free to download my Tax Prep Checklist), pick a route to get your taxes done (click here to get 20% off TurboTax Assist & Review or Live Full Service), then choose a date and time to get it done. Remember, the sooner you get it done, the sooner you can get your tax refund…or at least not have to think about taxes until next year.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/269
Well, this episode is a big first for me! Not only is this the first-ever double episode, in which I share not one, but two guest interviews. But this is also the first episode I’ve ever done on cryptocurrency.
With all the talk in recent weeks about Bitcoin, I’ve finally given up thinking that cryptocurrency is just a trend or an asset that only tech bros or get-rich-quick investors are interested in. Even though it’s still very new, in my view it’s safe to say that cryptocurrency is here to stay. I’m still an ardent promoter of passive investing using index ETFs, however, I think it’s important to talk about other types of investing too.
So the first interview is with Ayelen Osorio, the Content & Community Manager at Netcoins. Netcoins is one of the leading cryptocurrency trading platforms in Canada, providing access for people like you and me to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tether.
Going from zero crypto knowledge now teaching others all about it, Ayelen provides a crash course in cryptocurrency to demystify digital currency as an investment type and share how why it may make sense as an addition to your portfolio.
As Ayelen mentions in the podcast, to learn more about cryptocurrency Netcoins offers a free Crypto Academy online course you can check out on their website.
For my second interview, I chat with Elliot Johnson, CIO & COO at Evolve ETFs. Evolve ETFs recently launched the second-ever Bitcoin ETF in Canada (ticker EBIT), making owning a bit of Bitcoin more accessible by trading it on a traditional stock exchange through your discount brokerage account. Not only that, you can hold your Bitcoin ETF in your TFSA or RRSP (something you’re unable to do with an actual Bitcoin).
This is a very exciting time to be an investor, and although I’m still cautious (what couch potato investor wouldn’t be?), I’m interested to see where cryptocurrency will go in the future. Maybe in a few more years, like when this show turns 10 years old, I’ll do a follow-up episode to see how much has changed. Remember, people thought using a digital bank 10 years ago was risky, so who knows what will happen with cryptocurrency!
For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/268