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.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/305
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.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/304
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.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/303
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!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/302
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!
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/301
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