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Save more. Earn more. Do more with your money! Money expert, Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada® and podcast host Jessica Moorhouse interviews top personal finance and business experts, celebrities, entrepreneurs, authors, and influencers to help you learn how to manage your money better, make smarter financial decisions, earn more money, become debt-free, and build wealth by investing so you can live the life you really want! New episodes air every Wednesday. For podcast episode show notes, visit jessicamoorhouse.com/podcast. To enquire about being a guest on a future episode, visit jessicamoorhouse.com/podcastsubmissions
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Feb 24, 2021

I’m so excited to have Sarah Wilson from Budget Girl on the podcast! I got to know Sarah when we met at FinCon in 2019, and since then we’ve become friends and are even in a mastermind together with some other amazing women in the personal finance community.

It was high time I had Sarah on the show because she has crushed some major milestones since our first meeting. As she shares in this episode, she started out her personal finance journey with five-figures of debt while living on a very low income. But by learning more about the fundamentals of money management, living frugally, and taking on some side hustles to earn extra money on top of her day job, she not only paid off all her debt in 3 years, she was also able to buy a house that she partially rents out, and has just reached a $100,000 net worth.

Sarah’s story should serve as an important reminder that where you start doesn’t determine where you’ll end up. It may not be easy to crush your debt and grow your wealth, but it is possible if you stay strong, consistent, and don’t give up!

For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/267

Feb 17, 2021

Although I’ve done 265 episodes of this show (well, more if you count any of my solo episodes), shockingly I’ve never done an episode on the history of money. As important as it is to discuss the management of money, it’s just as important to understand currency’s history. Especially as we enter this new age of currency with the rise of cryptocurrency.

Luckily, I was able to get Frederick Kaufman on the show, who authored The Money Plot: A History of Currency’s Power to Enchant, Control, and Manipulate, and is also a much distinguished English professor who has spent the last decade focused on researching the fiction that is money.

If you’re a money nerd and history buff like me, you’re going to love this episode and Frederick’s latest book!

For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/266

Feb 10, 2021

Before I get into some details about my wonderful guest for this episode, I want to share more about what I said right at the top of the show since it’s pretty important.

As of last week, I have put to rest the old name for this podcast, the Mo’ Money Podcast, and have officially changed the show’s name to the More Money Podcast. As I explained in the intro for this episode, it was very much time for this change and I feel really good about it.

As you know, especially from episode 244, I am an ally of BIPOC and am a supporter of Black Lives Matter. I’ve also been putting more effort to have a more diverse guest list for the show to ensure there are more voices being heard that need to be. I want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

Still, I had never really stopped to think that my podcast name may actually be part of the problem and may come off as offensive to some people until recently.

To give you some background, when I first started my blog in 2011, I called it Mo' Money Mo' Houses. I was 24 when my old roommate and I came up with the name, and I thought it was a funny play on words with my last name and the song Mo' Money Mo' Problems. A few years later, I launched this podcast under the same name. When I rebranded from Mo' Money Mo' Houses to just my personal name (Jessica Moorhouse), I dropped the Mo' Houses from my podcast name so it became simply Mo' Money. 

Throughout the years, I've toyed with the idea of updating the name to something that had more relevance to my brand, but I kept putting it off. Until I recently stumbled upon a review on my podcast that made take action immediately. The review is still on Apple Podcasts, so I'm sure you'll be able to find it easily. In essence, they were calling me out for appropriating language from the Black community. That was never my intention and I felt terrible that that had never crossed my mind. So I did a quick poll on Instagram to see how some of my listeners felt. Although the majority didn't feel the same way, some people did. 

I never want to offend anyone, and I especially don't want anyone to misunderstand my values or support for the Black community. So, I changed the name. Luckily it was an easy change to the More Money Podcast, but it did remind me that I still have work to do in order to become a better ally. So thanks to everyone for supporting this name change, and supporting me! And thanks again for continuing to listen to the show.

Ok, now onto the special guest for this episode, Meaghan Jean Smith. She is a money mindset and life coach for women who I’ve been following on Instagram for a little while now. She is also the host of the popular Money Mindful podcast and book club. I find her so inspiring and her thoughts on money and mindfulness so interesting, I had to have her on the show so we could dive deeper.

This is one of those episodes that's going to make you pause and think (what good timing since I've been doing a lot of that lately!), and reconsider your actions, habits, and mindset around money. Meaghan definitely got me thinking of some of the money mindset issues I still battle every day. I think I've mentioned on the show that naturally I have a scarcity mindset because of my background growing up. But I try to work through that because I find having an abundance mindset so much more liberating.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did and make sure to follow Meaghan on Instagram and check out her podcast that dives even deeper into this topic!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/265

Feb 7, 2021

Is your money safe at the bank? It’s a question I get asked all the time. Same with is it safe to use an online bank. And that’s thanks to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). I’ve personally partnered with CDIC for years because I believe it’s so important to spread awareness about how our deposits are protected at the bank. In other words, if your bank goes bankrupt, you won’t lose any of your money at that bank. And just so you know, there hasn’t been a bank failure in Canada for 25 years. And even when there was a bank failure in Canada, as long as CDIC has been around, not a single Canadian has lost a dime!

To share more about this, so you too can spread the word and feel confident that your money is safe at the bank, I’ve got Peter Routledge, President & CEO of CDIC on the show to explain what CDIC is, how it works, and what you should know.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/264

Feb 3, 2021

What a treat of an episode I have for you! Back for a 3rd time on the podcast, and to celebrate the final instalment of her Broke Millennial series, I have Erin Lowry back on the show.

Her new book, Broke Millennial Talks Money, is available now and that’s what we get talking about in this episode. How to navigate touch money decisions, be it with your friends, partner, or parents. What are the scripts we should use and what are some tips to make those conversations even a little bit less awkward?

I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since Erin was in Toronto to do a live event with me to celebrate her 2nd book, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing. What a fun event that was, and boy do I look forward to being able to do events again (maybe I can get her back to Toronto!). I can’t wait to see what Erin has in store next now that her book series is done. So I guess we all have to stay tuned!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/263

Jan 27, 2021

I've had so many guests on the show over the years to talk about the wealth accumulation stage of investing, but I haven't had any, besides Mike Drak from episode 208 who wrote Victory Lap Retirement, to talk about what happens when you actually retire. What happens when you have to start decumulating your nest egg?

That's why I've got Frederick Vettese on the show for this episode. He is the former Chief Actuary of Morneau Shepell, a major Canadian human resources firm. He's also a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail on retirement issues. And lastly, he's the author of three books, including his latest book that we talk about in this episode, Retirement Income for Life: Getting More Without Saving More.

Even if retirement is decades away for you, it's so important to know what to expect when it's right around the corner. How do you ensure you don't drain your retirement savings in the first few years? What strategies should you use to decumulate your savings in a sustainable way? And what are some key things to know about enjoying your retirement and the fruits of your labour?

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/262

Jan 20, 2021

We’ve all heard the statistics. If you’re a woman and you decide to take time off of your career to raise a family, go back to school, or travel the world, it will set you back both professionally and financially. Although it’s not fair, these are the facts. But that shouldn’t scare you from taking that career pause when you need to.

And luckily I have two guests on the show to discuss how to get back into the workforce, and not just get back on track but accelerate your career into an even better, more successful one.

I’ve got Nancy Jensen and Sarah Duenwald on the show to discuss this topic in-depth. They teamed up to found their company, The Swing Shift, and co-author their new book Back to Business, after working with hundreds of women struggling with this exact thing.

Not only that, both Nancy and Sarah experienced this themselves when taking maternity leaves, and that’s what inspired them to come together and create a solution for women so we can see a change in those statistics.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/261

Jan 13, 2021

Happy New Year! And welcome back to the Mo’ Money Podcast! After taking a few weeks off to rest and recharge, I am so excited to be back to drop Season 12 of the Mo’ Money Podcast today. Not only that, I thought I’d start with an episode that will get you excited about the future again!

2020 was rough on us all, some more than others, and we’re still in the thick of it. But I’ve got hope for 2021. And when you’ve got hope, you can make plans for better days to come. That’s why I’ve got the wonderful Stephanie Myers and Gillian Batt from Our Freedom Years on the show. I’m a big fan of their YouTube channel, and not only did they achieve financial independence and retire early in their 30s/40s, but they are also Canadian!

I haven’t had many Canadians FIRE people on the show, so this is a big treat. And I sure asked them all the questions I know you would have asked yourself, like what to do with taxes when you’re a nomad, how much to save, how to ensure you won’t run out of money, and does FIRE mean you don’t ever have to work again (since so many people who achieve FIRE seem to continue working?).

I know you’re going to love this episode just as much as I enjoyed recording it. And don’t forget to check out the link below to sign up for their free e-course!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/260

Dec 23, 2020

Talking money with your partner is never easy. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a book with conversation starters and examples to use to get things going? Good thing Wallace Howick, CPA thought just the same thing and wrote his book Love and Money: Conversations to Have Before You Get Married.

But the conversations he shares in his books can actually be applied to so many different relationships, such as when you’re dating or common-law. And the thing is, although technically it’s not difficult, most couples have no idea where to start. Luckily in this episode, Wallace shares his expertise and insight with his 30 years of being a Chartered Professional Account and working with a wide range of clients.

This book is such a great read (and not too long), if you’re looking for a way to approach the subject with your partner, maybe put this episode on in the background or grab a copy and try out some of his conversation starters for yourself!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/259

Dec 17, 2020

DIY investing has always been a popular topic on the show, so I’m thrilled to have Brendan Wood on the show, who is the co-founder and CTO of Passiv.

As he shares on the show, he grew up in New Foundland and then studied engineering at the University of New Brunswick. After managing his own investment portfolio like so many others do, using Questrade and spreadsheets, he started to wonder if there was an easier way to do it. Realizing that others on forums like Reddit wondered the same thing, he went to work to develop Passiv, an app that works with a number of discount brokerages to make it easier and saving you precious time managing your own portfolio.

The best part? Currently, Passiv is free to use for all Questrade clients, so you can try it out yourself and see how much easier it is to use compared to your traditional spreadsheet. This is great news because the one thing I hear all the time is that after listening to my podcast, so many people want to try out DIY investing but aren’t sure how to start. Passiv is a new entry point into self-directed investing, which means it just got easier to start investing and growing your wealth.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/258

Dec 16, 2020

You know how I came up with the title for this episode? It was actually from a listener who shared with me that she never knew the power of personal finance (and financial literacy) before she discovered books, blogs and podcasts like mine. And once she realized how powerful it can be, it changed her whole perspective on things.

My next guest Dr. JeFreda Brown shares a similar realization in this episode. Before helping individuals with their money, she worked on the institutional side of things. But her passion for personal finance and motivation to teach others the powers of financial literacy led her to start her own company, Provision Financial Education, and dedicate her time to empowering others through her financial wellness programs.

Seeing as discovering the world of personal finance changed my life and path forever, I couldn’t agree more that financial literacy is one of the most important things we need to bring more to the forefront. So if you like this episode, share it with your friends and family. Get the word out that your financial present does not have to be your financial future. All of this stuff can be learned, you just need to start somewhere and keep going.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/257

Dec 9, 2020

Is it a smart move to think about asking for a raise, switching employers (or careers), or searching for your dream job during a pandemic? Well…why not? Employers are still recruiting, so why can’t you be the one recruited?

That’s why I’ve got career growth strategist Isi Aladejobi on the show to share her expertise on how to navigate the career landscape during these still uncertain times. Through her Power Women Make Power Moves program, which is a community of over 10,000 Black women, she been able to help countless people win in their careers and lives, even during the pandemic. She believes that with the right tools, mindset, and strategies, women can 100% successfully achieve their purpose, find the right career (that pays their true value), level the playing field, and of course, smash that damn glass ceiling already.

Career growth is always one of the most popular topics on this podcast, so I know you’re gonna love this episode! Isi is so inspirational, she’ll make anyone feel like they can make some power moves no matter what’s going on in the world.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/256

Dec 2, 2020

I can’t believe Cait Flanders has been on the podcast 4 times now! Not only that, she truly helped launched the podcast as my first real guest for episode 3. Well, she’s back on the show because after releasing her first book The Year of Less, she has a second book that’s recently come out called Adventures of Opting Out.

As a short bio in case you haven’t followed Cait since she started her original personal finance blog (Blonde on a Budget) in 2010 like me, she was able to pay off all her debt, do a 2-year shopping ban, and eventually published her first book in 2018 sharing her journey in 2018. To me, she always will be one of the OG personal finance bloggers in Canada. Now, she’s moved away from personal finance and into the intentional living and minimalism space, but she still talks about money quite a bit in her books (which I thoroughly enjoy).

In her first book, she wrote about her life and experience doing her shopping ban which changed her life forever. For her new book, Adventures in Opting Out, she writes about how to opt-out of things (or relationships) in order to live a more intentional life.

I think a lot of the time we think of adding things to our life, instead of taking things away or just doing things differently. Not only that, if there’s ever been a time to take a moment and reassess your life, 2020 is it! And Cait’s latest book is such a great way to get inspired and start thinking about how to change your life so it aligns better to what you really want it to look like. That could mean making shifts with your finances, changing your career, opting out of some social media platforms, leaving relationships that don’t add value to your life, or moving to a new place to live.

I hope you really love this episode because I had such a great time recording it. I had an even better time reading Cait’s book, so make sure to check it out for yourself!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/255

Nov 25, 2020

We’ve all seen the stats…if you started investing in your teens you’d end up significantly wealthier than if you wait until your 20s or 30s. But most of us have no idea where to start or even have the confidence to invest our first dollar before we’re fully ready. Well, as my next guest Jully-Alma Taveras (a.k.a. Investing Latina) shares in this episode, you’ll never be fully ready. And that’s ok! She started investing at 19 and now in her 20s, she’s much further ahead on her financial journey because of it.

And now, she creates financial literacy content on your Instagram and YouTube channel, in addition to being a contributing editor at Next Advisor and public speaker, to empower and educate other young women to start investing as soon as possible. Because the thing is, you’ll never be completely ready to start investing and you may make mistakes.

But that shouldn’t scare you off from getting started because you can change your investment strategy as you become a more confident and knowledgeable investor. Just take my journey. I started with index funds (but had no idea what those were), then switched to mutual funds, then moved everything to ETFs, and now I do a mixture of ETFs and individual stocks. It’s taken me years to discover the best way to invest for my goals, but I’m so glad I didn’t wait until I was “ready”.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/254

Nov 18, 2020

You may remember my next guest from episode 104 in which we discussed money and mindfulness. Well, I’ve got Leisa Peterson back on the show to discuss her new book The Mindful Millionaire!

In case you don’t know, Leisa is an author, business growth strategist, money expert, mindset coach and host of The Art of Abundance podcast and the Mindful Millionaire podcast.

You see, it’s all about having a millionaire mindset, or having an abundance mindset, to guide you to make better financial choices for your future. Not only that, but she also shares why it’s so important to practice mindfulness and how taking care of your mental health plays into your financial health. I know you’ll love this episode as much as I loved recording it, so make sure to listen, share, and grab a copy of Leisa’s new book!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/253

Nov 11, 2020

I’m so excited to share this episode! I was told by others that Kassandra Dasent, a financial wellness engineer, Certified Financial Education Instructor, and speaker, would be an amazing guest…and she did not disappoint.

As she shares in this episode, she is immigrated with her mom from Trinidad to Quebec, Canada as a child, and now lives in Florida, USA. And as immigrants to a new country, money was always tight. This led Kassandra to do, as I see so many financial counselling clients do, to rebel as an adult and spend without a plan and eventually get into debt.

But everything changed in 2009 when she realized she was in serious consumer debt. Something needed to change if she wanted to live a more balanced, fulfilled, and financially secure life. So, in June 2009, she created a plan to pay off $55,000 of debt in five years. By November 2012 she became debt-free.

And now she is on the show to not only share her journey of becoming debt-free, but to explain how she did it, how she continued to stay diligent with her plan and stay motivated, and what lessons she learned she hopes to pass onto others who may be in a similar situation.

For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/252

Nov 4, 2020

I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years to the day since I last had Tim Nash, a sustainable investing expert and founder of Good Investing, on the show! You may remember Tim from episode 129 because not only does he know his stuff, but he was the first guest I had on to talk about responsible investing.

Since then, a lot has happened! Notably, Tim Nash became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and founded his investment coaching company. He also has been featured in the media regularly to discuss the changes in the sustainable investing landscape. But in terms of the financial industry, more and more companies are developing ETFs and mutual funds that follow ESG criteria (ESG standing for environmental, social, and governance).

This is good news because sustainable investing is becoming less of a niche and more the norm. And as I’ve learned over the years, it is critical that we all become more mindful of what companies we invest in for our futures.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/251

Oct 28, 2020

Maybe talking about your spending shouldn’t make you feel bad? Maybe a hobby doesn’t have to become a side hustle? Maybe striving towards early retirement by living extremely frugally isn’t the ideal path? These are just some of the fresh takes about personal finance I discuss with my next guest Mykail James, founder of BoujieBudgeter.com.

Having had her interest in personal finance sparked in her early school days, Mykail naturally went on to obtain her MBA in accounting and become a Certified Financial Literacy Instructor. But what’s unique about Mykail is she likes to use her fresh take on finance to reach people outside of the normal personal finance bubble.

That’s why she uses pop-culture references, relatable language, and Instagram as one of her main platforms to help her audience understand confusing concepts like budgeting, saving, and investing…and actually feel good about it at the same time!

Because living your best life shouldn’t be about doing something extreme and unsustainable, like living on practically nothing for years or side hustling until you burn out. You can live your best life and still work towards your financial goals as long as you practice being intentional and well, take some of that traditional financial advice with a grain of salt.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/250

Oct 21, 2020

I’ve been following A Purple Life on Twitter for a while now. So, when I saw her tweet about finally quitting her job because she’d reached her financial independence number of half a million dollars this summer, I knew I needed to have her on the show to share her story!

Purple (that’s what I’ll call her to keep things simple) started her personal finance blog back in 2015 when she was only 25 to document her journey of becoming financial independent and eventually retiring early. Originally, her plan was to have enough saved up to retire by 2025 when she would be 35. But, as she saved and invested her money, and lived well below her means, she was able to achieve FIRE five years early!

Not only that, she made the decision to follow through with her plans during the pandemic. From the outside looking in, that seems like a fairly bold move, but not by Purple. As she explains in our interview, it didn’t have much effect on her plan to retire at 30. She had a solid investment plan, she understood her personal risk tolerance and didn’t freak out in March when the market tanked (unlike many of us), and she also knew that if she had to earn more income, she could through the job she was leaving.

Another thing I want to point out that we didn’t really discuss in this episode is that Purple is a person of colour. You may not know that since she’s anonymous online, but I think this is very significant. When you look at the FIRE community as a whole, it’s very white. Purple is actually the first guest I’ve had on my show who achieved FIRE and isn’t white. I’m pointing this out because I’m hopeful that moving forward, and by sharing more examples like Purple, that the FIRE community will become more diverse and better represent what our world actually looks like.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/249

Oct 14, 2020

I almost never slide into anyone’s DMs, but if I do…it’s to beg them to be on my podcast. So when I saw some news articles online talk about Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, and the effects of the $70,000 minimum wage increase he implemented 5 years ago (a story that went viral globally!), I thought this was my chance to just ask and see what happens.

And it worked! Not only that, Dan has since written a book called Worth It all about his journey of becoming an entrepreneur, going from no money to millionaire status, and then making the radical decision to cut his million-dollar salary to $70,000/year so he could increase the wages of all his staff.

In this episode, we talk about his relationship with money, his experiences mingling with the 1%, income inequality, universal basic income, and what he hopes to achieve with his $70,000 minimum wage into the future. All I can say is I hope more CEOs take a page out of his book (pun intended) because people not only deserve a living wage but a wage the can make a huge difference in their overall quality of life.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhosue.com/248

Oct 7, 2020

Ask and you shall receive! Having a guest on to talk about starting a family and what to do with your finances has been a popular request from listeners, so I’m excited to finally share this episode!

I of course thought of having Shannon Lee Simmons on the show to talk about this. Not only is she an amazing guest (listen to her on episode 151 and episode 184), she’s also a mom and offers baby-proofing your finances services as part of her financial planning firm – The New School of Finance.

Shannon mentions in this episode that as a financial planner, she works will people all the time who come to her worried that they have to achieve a certain amount of wealth before they can start a family. But the truth is, people all around the world have kids in different circumstances, and they make it work with little or a lot! It’s all about your expectations and figuring out how to balance them with your income.

Moreover, you don’t need to buy all the things! Although having kids can be expensive, there are a number of ways you can save money and make it work within the constraints of your income. It may mean cutting some expenses, or putting a pause on some future plans. But people do it all the time, and so can you.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/247

Sep 30, 2020

Oh my goodness, what a week last week was! But I’ll get to that in a bit. I’ve got one hell of a guest this week though. Jackie Porter, a financial planner, author and speaker, joins me on the show to share her incredible story of getting into financial planning but also to discuss her book Single by Choice or Chance.

Over the years of having the podcast, I’ve gotten so many questions from single people asking what should they do differently with their money? What are some important considerations they should be aware of? Jackie shares her wisdom because not only has she gone through it herself but she’s also worked with numerous clients over the years.

Ok, back to last week. Not only was the launch of Season 11 my best ever (I got the highest amount podcast episode downloads on launch day than any other day in the history of my podcast!) but I have some very exciting news to share…I passed!

As I shared at the end of the episode, I’ve been studying all summer for the Canadian Securities Course. It’s broken down into two parts, and last week I passed the first exam. And it was tough! But it feels so good to be over and done with. Now, onto the second exam this October. Thanks so much to everyone who sent me good vibes, I really appreciate it! Now continue to send them over to me so I pass the next one!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/246

Sep 23, 2020

Well, that was a much-needed break that I needed from the podcast…how about you? This year has been intense to say the least. And it’s still going. I ended Season 10 on what I thought was a hopeful note. Amongst all the chaos we’re experiencing, I do believe there is also a lot of light.

With that, I’ve been recording guests for Season 11 all summer to make this my best season yet. Full of inspiring interviews, diverse voices, and actionable takeaways we can all use to turn these uncertain times into that wake-call many of us need to do more and live more intentional and positive lives.

That’s why I wanted to kick off this season with a very inspiring and positive guest, Bob Burg, author of The Go-Giver. As I shared in this episode, I’d previously heard of his book, but it wasn’t until I did a call-out on Twitter about what everyone’s favourite personal finance books were that I was introduced to Bob. Although it’s not a personal finance book in the traditional sense, it is now one of my go-to recommendations for anyone who is struggling in the areas of growing in their career and planning out a path for personal or professional success.

No joke, I read this book in maybe two sittings. Then I got my husband to read it right after. I loved it. I really did. It hit home on so many fronts, it almost felt like I was meant to read it at that specific point in time.

We talk about a few different sections of the book in this episode, so hopefully, you’ll absorb some of the key takeaways I got from reading it, but of course, I highly recommend grabbing a copy too!

For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/245

Jul 11, 2020

I've got some big news to share! Starting Wednesday, July 15, I'll be doing my Fix Your Finances Masterclass LIVE for 6 weeks. Enroll now and join me this summer to make some big moves with your money (because let's be honest, we're all still stuck at home, so why not make the most of it?).

For more info visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/fixyourfinances

Not only that, I've just unveiled my Shop page on my website, that have 7 new budget spreadsheets and a bunch of other helpful financial resources to check out.

Check it out at https://jessicamoorhouse.com/shop

Hope you're having a great summer so far!

Jun 4, 2020

Hello wonderful podcast listener! This is my final episode of Season 10 of the Mo’ Money Podcast, and I want to end this season by discussing something very important to me and quite honestly the human race right now. There are global protests both online and offline to fight against the systemic racism that exists in Canada, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

It’s 2020, and despite all the progress and innovation we’ve made as a society, racism still exists. Inequality still exists. Injustice still exists.

I have been so emotional all week. I’m heartbroken about the innocent lives that have been lost due to police brutality. I’m heartbroken that people of colour have suffered for so long while their white allies (like me) have done nothing to help. Enough is enough. I believe what’s happening right now is a tipping point leading to major change. And I for one want to take action.

One of the things I’ve done is made a choice to no longer support FinCon, a financial conference I’ve attended since 2014. You can find more info on my Twitter page, but let’s just say I am an anti-racist and I refuse to support anyone or any institution that does not uphold those basic values.

The thing with money is it has everything to do with race. Moreover, money can be used to make positive change and fight against racism. One way I’ve been trying to lend support to the black community and the protests is by donating money to various bail funds, victim funds and Black Lives Matter. I will also never be attending FinCon again and as I’ve just received my refund for that event, I will be redirecting those funds to another cause to help people of colour.

Right now isn’t the time to see how things play out or be afraid of not being liked. Right now is the time to speak up and be vocal. It’s time to condemn racism, support people of colour, and not just say you’re an ally, but prove it!

For myself, besides donating money, I’m going to continue to educate myself, I’m going to support more BIPOC businesses, and I will be making the next season of my podcast more diverse in terms of guests. It is something I’ve always tried to do, but just looking at the Season 10 line up, I know I can do way better.

If you want to take action also, below are some ways you can vote with your dollars, as well as a long list of fantastic BIPOC personal finance influencers to support. Please follow them, consume their content, and amplify their platforms. Their voices need to be heard.

Thanks for listening to this episode and supporting me in these 5 years of having the podcast! I’ll be taking a summer hiatus, and will be bringing back the podcast in late August or early September. To stay in the loop, you can follow me on social media or better yet sign up to my email list. I will most likely pop in and do a few special podcast episodes during the summer, but otherwise, I plan on taking this time to focus on a few projects I’ve had on the backburner and make more videos for my YouTube Channel.

Thanks again for listening and I’ll catch you back on the podcast soon!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/244

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