This week on the podcast we’re asking the question, what does it mean to think like a breadwinner? How would your approach to spending, saving, and investing in your future change if you thought like the primary earner in your life? Luckily, the answers to those questions are exactly what my guest, Jennifer Barrett, author of the upcoming book Think Like a Breadwinner will be tackling.
Jennifer Barrett is the Chief Education Officer at Acorns, a saving and investing app with more than 9 million users. She’s also a contributor to Forbes, as well as an advisor to three female-led startups and a featured money expert in the media. She lives in Brooklyn with her family, of which she is also the breadwinner.
Following Jennifer’s own wake-up call to change her money mindset, she wants all women to know that they don’t have to think small when it comes to wealth-building. We discuss everything from what women should be investing in (spoiler alert, it’s not handbags and clothes) and how negotiating for a better future now will give you the biggest payday in the future. Jennifer’s book and our chat definitely reinforced what a positive ripple effect wealth-building can have on your life.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/278
This week I have a first on the More Money Podcast…a guest from across the pond! In today’s episode, I welcome Ken Okoroafor, a first-generation immigrant from Lagos, Nigeria who at age 14 moved to the UK to start a new life. Ken is a trained Chartered Account with 15 years of experience working in both Asset Management and Venture Capital. In April 2020, he took the big leap to go full-time with his passion project turned business, The Humble Penny, which he started with his wife in 2017.
In today’s episode, we dive into The Humble Penny’s early beginnings and the whirlwind 18-month journey Ken has been on from starting The Humble Penny Youtube channel. Furthermore, we chat about his new platform, Financial Joy Academy, which seeks to help 10,000+ families achieve financial independence and money joy in their lives by 2030.
Ken shares that his decision to step outside his comfort zone was the best thing he could’ve done for his business and his life. So, if you’re in need of some inspiration and a push to finally start that project you’ve been putting off then this is the episode for you.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/277
Have you ever wondered how much it really costs to have a baby? We’ve all heard having a kid can be expensive but what do those numbers actually look like? Whether you’re planning on having a baby in the near or distant future or like me, are curious about getting to know the nitty-gritty of how much raising a kid in Canada is then today’s episode should pique your interest.
Joining me on the podcast today is Vivian Leung, Senior Principal, Taxation at CPA Canada. Prior to her current role, Vivian was the Program Director for Tax Education where she was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of CPA Canada income tax education.
As quoted in Babies: How to Afford Your Bundle of Joy, Vivian shares from both personal and professional experience what it costs to have a family today. We dive into whether advice from our mothers holds up to today’s standards and what having a baby looks like on your finances in the short-term, like parental leave and long-term, like saving for post-secondary education.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/276
A lot of the time when you start reading about F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early), the stories you hear about how people achieved it can be pretty insane. Many people in the community can take living on less and saving and investing every extra dollar to the extreme, which can seem pretty intimidating or just unrealistic. Why can't you enjoy the journey to financial independence? Why can't you work towards building wealth and having more financial security without making so many sacrifices?
Luckily I have Jamila Souffrant on the show, founder and podcast host of Journey to Launch, who shares that it is possible to work towards financial independence and enjoy yourself at the same time. In this episode, she shares what inspired her to achieve F.I.R.E. and how her strategy is a bit more sustainable (and fun!) than some of the more strict paths others may take. Because at the end of the day, life is short and we need to enjoy every bit we can! It doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing situation. You can work towards having a better financial life, without having to sacrifice your happiness or comfort for years until you reach your goal.
For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/275