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.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/329
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!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/328
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!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/327