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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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We talk a lot about how to build wealth on the More Money Podcast, but what happens when you've finally "made it"? In today's new episode with Kristin Keffeler, author of The Myth of the Silver Spoon, we're taking a look at the other side of money and what problems may arise after you've achieved 1% status.
Kristin Keffeler, MSM, MAPP is a human capital coach, family dynamics advisor, consultant, and thought leader at the forefront of today's global shift in wealth advising, Wealth 3.0. She's the founder of Illumination360, in which she specializes in human motivation, behavioural change, and family dynamics, and helps guide affluent and enterprising families, rising gen, and the professionals who support them. Her new book, The Myth of the Silver Spoon, unpacks the hidden traps of inherited wealth and real-life challenges facing those born into affluent families.
In today's episode, Kristin shares her story of being a part of a wealthy family and how that impacted her identity and career choices. She also shares what the term "rising gen" means and the most common challenges she helps them face. Kristin also shares why affluent parents need to approach parenting differently and the importance of teaching their kids character-building skills.
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This week I have a return guest who last appeared on the show in 2016 (Episode 64)! Jason Vitug is back on the show to give an update on what he’s been up to these past 7 years, including all the details of his new book, Happy Money Happy Life–A Multidimensional Approach to Health, Wealth, and Financial Freedom.
Jason is a wellness advocate, bestselling author, entrepreneur, producer, and founder of the financial wellness website Phroogal. His first book, You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life explored how to get your financial life together through budgeting and money mindfulness. This time around Jason is tackling mental health and how it affects all aspects of our life, including money in his new book, Happy Money Happy Life.
In this episode, Jason shares the 8 wellness dimensions and how they relate to our mental and financial well-being. He also explains the difference between mental and emotional health and why he is a big advocate for mental health. I’m so happy to talk about such an important topic on the show and it was great to have Jason share the insights he gained from researching for his new book!
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The Canadian financial industry can be overwhelming, there are so many different designations, plus what's the difference between a financial advisor and a financial adviser? To help answer some of these questions about the industry and more, I have a long-time financial planner and industry advocate Jason Pereira on the show today.
Jason Pereira is a CFA, CFP (in Canada and U.S.), RFP, TEP, FCSI, CIWM, PFP, and FMA, plus holds two degrees including his MBA. He's the founding President of the Financial Planning Association of Canada, a director of the Institute of Advanced Financial Planners, and a director of the Individual Finance and Insurance Decision Centre. He currently serves as a columnist and advisory board member of the Globe and Mail's Globe Advisor.
In this episode, Jason answers so many questions pertaining to the industry, including the difference between fee-only and no-fee advisors, how financial designations work in Canada, and what terrible advice to avoid at all costs. Jason also explains common misconceptions about investing that could help you come tax season and when planning for retirement.
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I haven't done a solo episode in over a year, so I thought the perfect time to do one would be to help kick off a new season of the podcast. In this episode, I wanted to share how my 2023 got off to an odd start and how that led me to reflect on what I want from 2023 in both terms of my life and my business.
I’m also answering lots of questions that were asked over on my Instagram and my email list, including some personal ones like how I feel about my money, especially with a recession looming and interest rates continuing to rise. Other questions include, how to use a money windfall and how to talk to your partner about money in your relationship.
Even though we’re in February, it is never too late to set some goals and intentions for the new year, especially when your finances are concerned. I hope this episode helps to give you that post-January boost to keep going so that you can have a great year!
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The More Money Podcast is back for Season 16! I can’t wait to kick off the new season by interviewing TWO guests, which is a rarity and one of the reasons that I’m so excited to share this episode at the top of the season! Jen Smith and Jill Sirianni, co-hosts of The Frugal Friends Podcast, are joining me today to talk about debt and why frugality is considered the bad F-word in finance.
Jen and Jill are no strangers to debt since they’ve paid off a combined total of nearly $140k with their husbands. They approached their debt differently than some of the typical financial advice you'll hear the "gurus" sharing, which proved to them that personal finance solutions are not always one size fits all. Jen’s journey even inspired her to write The No-Spend Challenge Guide, a best-seller on Amazon. They now host Frugal Friends Podcast to help people overcome their impulse spending and transform the habits that cause them to overspend to live a better, more financially free life.
In this episode, Jen and Jill share their debt journeys and the shame and guilt that comes with paying them off. We also talk about how habit-forming and learned behaviours from childhood play a big role in your finances. Lastly, Jen and Jill share why FOMO and social media can be a leading cause for overspending and how to counteract the need to spend by figuring out your "Why" for your money.
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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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