I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of Season 15 and that 2023 is just around the corner. To help me close out this season is Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez. Cindy is joining me on the show to discuss how her background as a child of immigrants shaped her money journey and sparked her passion for learning and teaching others about personal finance.
Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez is an author, speaker, and founder of Zero-Based Budget Coaching LLC. In 2015, after racking up over $200k in student loan and credit card debt from her time at law school, Cindy decided to document her debt payoff journey on social media. This is exemplified in her new book, Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom: 8 Pillars to Build Wealth, in which she shares her money story and provides readers with the roadmap she developed and used on her journey toward financial freedom.
In this episode, Cindy shares how impactful her upbringing as a child of immigrants was on her financial journey and how it was able to help her avoid lifestyle creep once she started her career. We also discuss why we must define financial freedom for ourselves, instead of following other people’s perceptions of it.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for listening to this season of the show and to those who have continued to support the More Money Podcast for the past 7 years! I wouldn’t be able to continue to make this podcast without you listening every week. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and cheers to next season and 2023!
See you in January!
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We’re so close to the end of Season 15 and I have an awesome guest to help wind down this season. Adam Carroll, the Founder of The Shred Method, is on the show today to talk about everything from debt to allowing yourself to take the time to figure out your life at your own pace.
Adam Carroll is a 4-time author, two-time TEDx speaker, and the creator of Broke, Busted & Disgusted, a documentary that aired on CNBC. Adam has spent the past decade studying human behaviour, particularly as it relates to personal leadership and personal finance. He’s also an internationally recognized financial literacy expert and leadership workshop facilitator.
In this penultimate episode, Adam shares his own story of getting out of debt and how debt has become normalized in our society. He also talks about the benefits of not rushing to college and acquiring student loans and the simple framework he suggests going into 2023 with a potential recession looming.
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I’m so excited to have today’s guest on the show because the last time I saw her was at FinCon in 2019! I was a guest on her YouTube channel and since then her career has skyrocketed. Over the last few years, her content has gone viral and she’s busier than ever. Sharon Tseung is joining me on the show to talk about her expansive real estate portfolio, content creation, and passive income.
Sharon Tseung is a content creator and real estate investor who teaches people how to make passive income to reach financial freedom through her blog, YouTube channel, TikTok, and Instagram. She worked in marketing for 10 years at Google and other startups before she became a digital nomad for 2 years. She is now focusing on her real estate investing portfolio, which has grown to 33 cash-flowing rental units across the U.S.
In this episode, Sharon shares how she got started in real estate investing at the ripe age of 22 and what led her to create content about passive income. It was so fun to have Sharon on the show and talk about all that she’s been up to since we last saw one another in 2019. I hope this episode will give you some inspiration and know that your personal finance journey is always evolving.
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I talk a lot about why learning the basics of financial literacy, like budgeting and managing your money, is an essential part of any personal finance journey. But what happens when you’ve nailed the basics? If you’re looking to level up your finance game and start to grow your money, then listen to today’s episode all about wealth literacy. I’m joined by millionaire mentor and founder of The Black Wealth Summit Cedric Nash who shares his unique perspective on wealth building in an unequal world.
Cedric Nash is an entrepreneur and investor who’s passionate about educating and inspiring the African American Community about building wealth for tomorrow and for future generations. He’s also the founder of Oakland Consulting Group Inc., an information technology consulting, software, and staffing firm. His forthcoming books Why Should White Guys Have All the Wealth? How You Can Become a Millionaire Starting from the Bottom and The Millionaire Money Moves Supplemental Investment Guide are set to be released next year and are examples of his teachings about wealth literacy and the obstacles that minorities and people of colour face every day.
In this episode, Cedric outlines his personal wealth strategies with practical advice and anecdotes from his own journey. He also shares how real estate investing factors into his wealth equation and what risks are involved in this form of investing.
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What do our money habits say about us? Our relationship with money is just as nuanced and complicated as every other relationship in our life. That's why my guest today, personal finance freelance writer and author Emily Guy Birken is fascinated by the behaviours and habits we have with our money. Listen to today's episode to find out more about money psychology and her new book, Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, written with Joe Saul-Sehy.
Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer and author who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviours. She has a knack for explaining complex financial topics by making them relatable and easily understandable to her readers. Her newest book, Stacked, is meant for non-money readers to help jumpstart their personal finance journey.
In this episode, Emily shares how she went from English teacher to financial writer and why she’s so interested in how our feelings surrounding money get in the way of progress. Emily also shares how the idea for her newest book came to be with co-writer Joe Saul-Sehy. Plus, Emily talks about why she believes perfection has no place in personal finance.
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Often I find people are hesitant to start investing because it seems overwhelming, complicated, and like you have to start day trading like all those for investing bros on TikTok. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Investing is for everyone and can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. My guest today, Myron Genyk from Evermore Capital, shares these same sentiments and is on the show to discuss investing for your future made simple.
Myron Genyk is the Co-Founder and CEO of Evermore Capital, a new Canadian asset management company that introduced the first and only target date ETF series for self-directed Canadian investors.
In this episode, Myron shares what Evermore Capital is doing differently, why he’s passionate about Canadians investing for retirement, and how to not get rattled when the market is down. Myron is also sharing why Canada always seems to be behind when it comes to our investment options and how we can combat that.
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I’ve been getting inundated with questions about how to save money amidst higher grocery bills, interest rates, and the expectations of a recession next year. Luckily, I have a return guest on the show whose all about sharing practical tips, or rather recipes, to help you save money with minimal effort and sacrifice. Gordon Stein, who you may remember from episode 222, is back on the show to talk about the newest edition of his book, Cashflow Cookbook.
Gordon Stein is an international keynote speaker, blogger, personal finance expert, and author of Cashflow Cookbook: $2 Million of Financial Freedom in 60 Easy Recipes. He’s on a mission to help improve people’s financial wellness without making them give up the things they love in order to save a buck.
In today’s episode, Gordon is sharing what spurred him to write an American edition of his book and why he thinks it’s more important to track your wealth rather than your budget. I also ask him to share some practical and easy steps we can take right now to help reduce our household bills without giving up the things we love.
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Today I'm diving into an important topic that I've never explored before on the More Money Podcast — widowhood. When my guest, Richard Dri, lost his wife Mary in early 2020, it not only changed his life but his financial advisory business too. Richard has since switched gears to focus on helping clients navigate their finances through their grief. This episode is an incredibly important reminder to not leave estate planning until it's too late.
Richard Dri is a Certified Financial Planner with close to 30 years of experience and is currently the Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dri Financial Group. Since the loss of his wife, Richard has been on a mission to help others navigate the financial ups and downs of widowhood, which also inspired him to launch his Widowhood and Money Podcast.
In this episode, Richard shares his own experience with widowhood as well as his advice for people experiencing this major life-altering event. We also get into the financial side of death, by which Richard shares the importance of cash flow, understanding asset allocations and fees, and why you should avoid emotional decision-making.
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I’m sharing a bonus episode of the podcast today! The last time I chatted with today’s guest was in 2020 and in the midst of a lockdown during the pandemic when we did a special video together. Now, two years later, Angela Iermieri joins me on the More Money Podcast to discuss inflation, rising costs, rising interest rates, and the very real possibility that a recession is coming in the near future.
Angela Iermieri is a financial planner and personal finance expert with over 20 years of experience, as well as a spokesperson for Desjardins Group. She shares her expertise and educates people on personal finance by writing articles in various internal and external publications, and by putting together informational videos, webinars, and conferences.
In this episode, Angela outlines the differences between inflation and interest rates (and their special relationship with each other), what inflation was like at its peak in the 1980s (and why it was a very different scenario than what we're experiencing today), and what we can do as individuals in our daily lives to help quell inflation so it gets back down to a normal level.
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Like many millennials, I was sold the idea that as long as I got a degree, I’d be able to secure a well-paying job and have a long and successful career. However, as I soon learned after graduation, a degree is no longer a guarantee of anything (besides years of debt repayments perhaps). That's why I knew I needed to have Dr. Zakiya Akerele on the podcast to discuss her new book, aptly named Dump Your Degree, to explore how to make the most out of your degree anyway and how to give your career a headstart if you're still working towards your diploma.
Dr. Akerele is an Atlanta-based educator and speaker. She received her Ph.D. at Fordham University and has served in various capacities at higher education institutions and at social justice, political, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) both in the U.S. and abroad. She’s also the author of Dump Your Degree: How to Repurpose Your Education, Control Your Career, and Gain Financial Freedom.
In this episode, Dr. Akerele shares what led her as a passionate educator to write this book, as well as what advice is no longer relevant for Gen Z when it comes to higher education, and why she thinks mentors are vital to a burgeoning career. She also gives some great tips on how to network with the connections you already possess.
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Learning never ends when it comes to investing, which is why I’m always keen to have new guests on the show to share their unique perspectives and knowledge on the subject. This week, I’m joined by an investing expert and popular YouTuber Joseph Hogue.
After serving in the Marine Corps, Joseph Hogue went on to work in corporate finance and real estate leading him to a career in investment analysis, in which he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. In 2014, Joseph left behind the corporate world to build his own online business, which included starting his wildly popular YouTube channel Let’s Talk Money (seriously, he has over 550,000 subscribers!).
In this episode, Joseph shares the good and the bad about YouTube, his own investing strategy, and the terrible investing advice to avoid at all costs. Since clickbait thrives on social media platforms, Joseph also shares why you should be aware that some creators treat investing as if it's part of the entertainment industry. We get deep and nerdy about investing, so be prepared!
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a short-term rental on Airbnb or Vrbo? Today we’re breaking down the cost, time, and skills you need to have in order to become a 5-star rated host. To help shed light on all the nitty gritty details of short-term rental ownership is Annie Sloan, the Co-Founder, and CEO of The Host Co.
As an experienced host and real estate investor herself, Annie got her start working in film and TV as a producer and director for some of your favourite HTGV shows. Since then, she has also taken on Creative Director roles at both Facebook and Twitter before co-founding her company The Host Co.
In this episode, Annie shares her passion for hospitality and how her early experiences (pre-Airbnb even) as a short-term rental host led her to create a one-stop shop for hosts to help monetize their AirBnBs while creating a better experience for their guests. Annie also shares her thoughts on it being a form of passive income and if this could be a way for the younger generation to enter the real estate market.
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No one gets married thinking that they’ll get divorced one day. Unfortunately, not all marriages last and if you find yourself in this position, who do you turn to when it comes to getting help with your finances? This week on the podcast, I have CPA and author of Untying the Knot Kelly LaVallie who joins me to discuss how to navigate the complexities of untying your finances from your ex and how to start again on a good financial foot.
Kelly LaVallie is the President of LaVallie & Associates Advisory Services Ltd. with over 25 years of experience in the accounting world. After years of seeing her clients go through divorce and only being able to provide limited financial support, she made the choice to transition her firm into one that worked exclusively with clients in the stages of divorce.
Not only that, this year she released her first book, Untying the Knot - Protecting Your Emotional and Financial Health During Divorce, to help better answer people's financial questions about divorce and share how taking back control of your finances can be incredibly empowering when starting a new life for yourself.
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Have you ever felt like you aren’t being seen or heard at the office? Or have you experienced micro-aggressions from your co-workers before? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. After writing an article in the New York Times called “How to Succeed When You’re Marginalized or Discriminated Against at Work,” my guest and journalist Alan Henry went on to write his newly released book Seen, Heard, and Paid, a book all about navigating toxic work environments and giving marginalized groups of people the tools they need to succeed in their careers.
Alan Henry is a prominent journalist, editor, and author. He was previously the Smarter Living editor at The New York Times and the editor-in-chief of the productivity and lifestyle blog Lifehacker. He is now the author of the newly released book, Seen, Heard, and Paid: The New Work Rules for the Marginalized and is the senior editor at Wired.
In this episode, Alan shares how his experiences in a toxic work environment led him to write his new book. He also shares what language to use when you experience microaggressions at work and also what quantifies as a microaggression. Alan shares the importance of having “psychology safety” at work and why his most significant tip is to keep a work diary. This is a jam-packed conversation you don’t want to miss!
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If you’re an avid listener of the More Money Podcast, then you'll know that I’m a big fan of index investing and playing the long game when it comes to growing your money. But, how and when did index investing start? Luckily my guest today, author Eric Balchunas, is sharing the history of the index fund and how one man named Jack changed Wall Street forever in his new book The Bogle Effect.
Eric Balchunas is Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, where he leads the ETF and fund research and contributes to Bloomberg Opinion. He is also the co-creator of the Bloomberg podcast Trillions and Bloomberg TV’s ETF IQ. He’s the author of The Bogle Effect (2022) and The Institutional ETF Toolbox (2016).
In today’s episode, we learn more about the founder of the index fund and the Vanguard Group, John Clifton “Jack” Bogle. Eric deep dives into how index funds changed Wall Street, which we're still seeing the effects of in today's investing landscape. Eric is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to index investing and ETFs. I loved being able to pick his brain and get him to share his opinion on cryptocurrency and “vanilla” vs. “hot sauce” investing. I hope you enjoy this episode too!
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The way we shop has changed significantly over the years and with the rising cost of goods and growing inflation, now is the time to figure out how best we can stretch a dollar and shop smarter! But what does shopping smarter actually mean? To answer that and more is my guest for today’s bonus episode, Jennifer LaForge, the General Manager for Rakuten Canada and expert when it comes to savvy shopping.
Jennifer LaForge is the General Manager for Rakuten Rewards Canada. Before joining Rakuten in 2012, Jennifer spent a decade in the online travel space working for Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, Expedia.ca, and Globus. While at Rakuten, Jennifer has facilitated and was selected as one of the Globe and Mail’s top 50 best executives in Canada.
In today’s episode, Jennifer shares why Rakuten is Canada’s number one place to save money while shopping at their favourite brands online. Jennifer explains how Rakuten works, including what affiliate marketing is and when the best time to buy certain items is based on the time of year. This episode is great for anyone else feeling the pinch when it comes to buying their essentials or wanting to save money when you’re in the mood to splurge.
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Welcome back to a brand new season of the More Money Podcast! After a very busy summer, I’m so excited to be back and share lots of new episodes with you featuring some brand new guests. I’m kicking off Season 15 with a dream guest I can't believe I was able to book — author, money expert and podcast host Nicole Lapin!
Nicole Lapin is a financial journalist and TV news anchor best known for appearing on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and MSNBC. She is also a New York Times best-selling author of several books including Rich Bitch, Boss Bitch, and her newest book, Miss Independent. Nicole is also the host of the daily podcast Money Rehab.
In this episode, Nicole shares her humble beginnings as a journalist including how she went from writing poetry to delving into the business and financial world. We also talk about the biggest pain points that are facing women in order to reach financial freedom and why the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United States is all about money. I loved hearing Nicole’s take on financial independence, crypto, and what we can expect next from her. I am so happy to be back and look forward to sharing more new episodes this season with you!
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We’re closing out Season 14 with my favourite topic and a return guest! On the show today is a Canadian investing expert and creator of the Canadian Couch Potato — Dan Bortolotti. Dan is back on the show to talk about his new book, Reboot Your Portfolio: 9 Steps to Successful Investing with ETFs, which you know is right up my alley!
Dan Bortolotti is a former journalist, who was a full-time writer for magazines such as MoneySense. However, over a decade ago he switched careers and is now a portfolio manager and financial planner at PWL Capital in Toronto. Dan created his popular blog (then subsequent podcast) the Canadian Couch Potato in 2010 and has become one of Canada’s most trusted resources on index investing.
In today’s episode, Dan shares more about the inspiration behind his new book, Reboot Your Portfolio. We dive into where you should start when you want to make a change in your investment portfolio and the downsides to having so much access to your trades. This episode is jam-packed with info for anyone wanting to get started with passive investing or learn how to improve their current investment portfolio for the long term.
Also, I want to say a quick thank you to all the wonderful guests who joined me this season. Of course, another thank you to all listeners, thank you for tuning in each week and I’ll see you for a fresh new season in September after a short summer break!
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I’m interviewing a duo on today's episode of the More Money podcast! I’m so excited to have fellow podcasters and newly published authors, Julien and Kiersten Saunders from rich & REGULAR on the show to talk all about their new book, Cashing Out.
Julien and Kiersten Saunders currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and are the couple behind the popular blog and podcast, rich & REGULAR. They also have a YouTube channel in which they produce an award-winning series, Money on the Table. Today on the show they’re talking all about their new book, Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game By Walking Away.
In today’s episode, Julien and Kiersten share what rich and regular really means, as well as setting up a system for your money that gives you back the power over your life. They get into the nitty-gritty of why we should rethink how we approach growing in our careers, and why finding a community of like-minded individuals is the best thing you can do for your social life.
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This podcast is no stranger to exploring the FIRE community and digging into what financial independence means to you. Today, we’re digging even deeper into how to find out if you’re on a trajectory toward financial independence and a program that can help you figure it out. Today's guest is Tyson Koska, the Founder, and CEO of OnTrajectory, the FI financial planning software tool that allows you to see your financial future more clearly.
Tyson Koska’s career started when he was a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army. After he left the Army he switched gears and became a software engineer for 25 years. After experiencing some major life events that changed his own plans for his money he decided to make a program that would be able to take the guesswork out of financial planning. In 2018 he went full-time with his side-hustle, OnTrajectory, and hasn’t looked back since. In this episode, Tyson shares what inspired OnTrajectory and the key features it offers so that you can better plan your financial future.
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We’ve talked a lot about buying a home and investing in real estate on this podcast but what happens after you buy. What about all the costs and yearly maintenance that come with becoming a homeowner? Today those questions and so much more are being answered in today’s episode with real estate expert Romana King.
Romana King has a 20-year career as a financial journalist, she currently holds the position of Director of Content at Zolo and is the former Senior Editor and real estate expert at MoneySense. She recently become a first time author and with the release of her bestselling first book, House Poor No More: 9 Steps to Grow the Value of Your Home and Net Worth.
In this episode, Romana shares why she thinks everyone needs a homeowner’s cheat sheet, so she decided to write her new book, House Poor No More. She also shares overlooked inspections and audits that should be done before you buy a home and why buying a home is part of a larger long-term goal and not simply a box to be ticked on a life checklist.
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I have another returning guest joining me on the podcast today to share more about his new book and his rule of thumb for saving for retirement. Frederick Vettesse is back on the podcast to talk about his new book, The Rule of 30: A Better Way to Save for Retirement, and the different approach he took to write this book as opposed to his others.
Frederick Vettesse is the former chief actuary of Lifeworks and a best-selling author of books all about retirement. He’s also a regular contributor for the Globe and Mail. He first appeared on the More Money podcast in episode 262 where he chatted about how to not run out of money during retirement.
In this episode, Frederick explains what the rule of 30 is for retirement, including how much to save and invest at certain ages and stages in your life and is it ever too late to start. We also talk about investing options including if real estate is still a good investment for your future. Another important topic we cover is planning for the best-case scenario along with the unexpected and inevitable changes that come from getting older including potential job loss and declining health.
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This week’s episode is FULL of so many interesting topics including, debt, FIRE, privilege and so much more. I’m so excited to welcome author, Paris Woods to the podcast to share how we can all learn from her mistakes in her new book, The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom.
Paris Woods is a lifelong educator, first-generation and two-time college graduate of Harvard University. She’s currently completing her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. In her new book, The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom, Paris teaches readers how to live an abundant life now and continue to do so in the future through her simple personal finance principles.
In this episode, Paris shares her approach to FIRE, why she’s so passionate about educating the black community about finance and why debt is the number one obstacle to your financial goals. I loved reading Paris’s book because it felt like having a chat with your best friend and I hope this episode leaves you with the same feeling!
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Alyssa Davies currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is a content manager for Zolo as well as a two-time Plutus Award winner for Canadian Personal Finance Blog of the Year for Mixed Up Money. The last time she was on the show was back in 2020 to discuss her first book, The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal (which is episode 235 in case you want to listen).
Now two years later, she’s back to share tidbits from her new book Financial First Aid: Essential Tools for Confident, Secure Money Management.
In today’s episode, Alyssa shares what she’s been up to since our last episode, why she’s passionate about emergency funds, and how big of a role therapy and taking care of your mental health has played in her financial journey. Like myself, Alyssa wants to make financial literacy more easily accessible and understandable. I can’t wait for you to listen to this one!
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In this episode, Sandra shares stories about helping single women purchase homes for the first time and how their fear for the future is often their biggest obstacle. I also ask Sandra why it seems like older generations are forgoing downsizing and what impact that has on the current market. So much is covered in this episode that you won’t want to miss!
Don't forget to enter Sandra's special giveaway for one lucky listener!
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