What’s the difference between a financial advisor and a financial planner? How do you know if you can trust the person selling you life insurance? My guest this week is answering these questions and so much more! Joining me today is Huston Loke, the Executive Vice President of Market Conduct at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA).
Huston Loke, along with FSRA, aims to help protect consumers getting a mortgage, buying life insurance, and working with financial professionals. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) was launched in 2019 but has already made significant progress in helping protect consumers seeking financial advice and services. Huston has previously served as a committee member of the Financial Stability Board and an advisor to the CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and as the Director of Corporate Finance at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).
In this episode, Huston shares what exactly FSRA is doing to help protect consumers in Ontario and the red flags to look out for when seeking financial services. Additionally, he also explains the difference in financial titles and services that tend to confuse most consumers.
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You might remember that a few months ago I was invited to join a YouTube accelerator program and through that, I was lucky enough to meet other Toronto-based creators. One of those creators I really enjoyed getting to know and so now she's on the show! Bisola Tijani aka WhizQueen is a YouTube and Instagram content creator whose content focuses on personal finance, being new to Canada, lifestyle and so much more!
Bisola is originally from Nigeria, but in 2019 applied and was accepted to become a permanent resident in Canada. She’s a business analyst by day, but her passions include personal finance and sharing her journey of making a new life for herself in Toronto.
In this episode, Bisola shares what it was like coming to Canada without any support system and how she managed to find a job, housing, and friends in a new country. We also talk about what it was like starting her financial life including opening a bank account, getting her first credit card, and building up a credit score. I’m so happy to have Bisola on the show and to hear her unique perspective on being an immigrant to Canada.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/360
This week on the More Money Podcast, Clarissa Moore from Clarissa Explains Money joins me on the show to talk about debt, credit scores, and the importance of mental health. Clarissa is such an inspiration in the personal finance space and a great example that personal finance is for everyone and anyone can learn how to get better with their money.
Clarissa is a money coach and money expert. After paying off over $38K in credit card debt in 16 months and increasing her credit score, she founded Clarissa Explains Money, LLC to help narrow the gender gap in financial literacy. Clarissa’s mission is to help women make, manage, and multiply their money so they can live their best life without going broke.
In this episode, Clarissa shares the challenges she faced as a single mom of two and climbing her way out of credit card debt. She also shares the importance of talking about money and how it affects our mental health. It was such a pleasure to chat with Clarissa I know you'll love listening to this episode.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/359
How secure is your information online? Do you use a password manager? Cyber security is more important than ever with phishing scams and cybercrimes gaining more victims every year. That’s why my guest today is Leigh Tynan, Director of TELUS Online Security, and she's sharing how Canadians can best protect themselves online this tax season and beyond.
Leigh has been with TELUS for over 17 years and is a Co-Chair for Connections, TELUS’ Women’s Network, and is part of the Connections Global leadership team. She's focused on ensuring all Canadians are able to easily protect their devices, online privacy, and most importantly, their identity.
In today’s episode, Leigh shares how cyber attacks and identity theft online can happen to any of us and that’s why it’s important to have layers of protection for our sensitive information. Leigh also shares how cybercrime has become rampant in recent years and how scams are getting more clever and harder to catch these days.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/358
I have the Sassy Investor, aka Michelle Hung, joining me as a guest on the show today. I was so excited to have Michelle on the podcast to talk about the power of investing and why she believes younger generations should start learning about money management and investing as soon as possible (and I couldn't agree more!).
Michelle Hung is a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst), a fee-only financial planner, and the author of The Sassy Investor, and Investing for Teens: How to Save, Invest, and Grow Money. After spending 7 years working in corporate finance and investment banking, she’s switched her focus to teaching others how to invest for their financial futures in order to build a lifetime of wealth.
In today’s episode, Michelle shares her backstory and how the Sassy Investor was born out of going through a tough time in her life. She also shares why she decided to write a book specifically for teens and young adults about how to invest and the mistakes she hopes her book will help them avoid making.
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/357
If you've been a long-time listener of the More Money Podcast, then it shouldn't come as a surprise that I think budgeting is an amazing tool when it comes to getting your financial life together. That's why this week I'm so excited to have Jesse Mecham, founder of You Need A Budget, on the show to discuss how he turned his budget spreadsheet into one of the most popular budgeting platforms around.
Jesse Mecham is a personal finance expert, business leader, podcast host, author, and founder of You Need A Budget. He's a self-proclaimed “recovering CPA,” passionate about budgeting and his four-rule method for keeping track of spending, saving money, and building wealth.
In this episode, Jesse explains what his four-rule method is and why he thinks there is no wrong way to budget. We also discuss how to approach budgeting and money in relationships and the importance of teaching your kids about personal finance from an early age. I hope this episode gives you a boost of motivation and reassurance that everyone is still figuring it out, even the experts!
For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/356