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Mo' Money Podcast | Personal Finance with Jessica Moorhouse

Award-winning blogger and podcast host Jessica Moorhouse interviews top personal finance & business experts like John Lee Dumas, Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Sellery, Preet Banerjee and Rob Carrick, as well as inspirational entrepreneurs, authors, bloggers, friends and family to help you learn how to manage your money better, make smarter choices, earn more money, become debt-free and live a more fulfilled and balanced life. New episodes air every Wednesday. For helpful resources, blog posts and podcast episode show notes, visit jessicamoorhouse.com. To enquire about being a guest on a future episode, visit jessicamoorhouse.com/podcastsubmissions.
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Jun 24, 2015

Bridget Eastgaard (formerly Casey), from the personal finance blog Money After Graduation, and I talk about graduating from post-secondary twice, becoming a dragon (à la Dragons Den) and investing in the stock market like a total boss.

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Not to say that all the episodes I’ve done up to this point aren’t my favourite, but I’ve got to say that I really loved interviewing Bridget from Money After Graduation. I may add a dash of sass to the personal finance world, but she adds a few cups at least! 

What I love about Bridget’s personality and her writing style is that she’s real, she’s super smart and she’s downright hilarious. I mean, not many people can make the topics of debt, going back to school and investing in the stock market seem entertaining and fun.

In this episode, I start with asking about how Bridget’s childhood influenced her relationship with money, and from there we talk about how she went to university, got into debt, went back to university and essentially became a dragon from Dragon’s Den and a hard-core investor. I just have a feeling that in like 5 years she’s going to be an actual dragon on Dragon’s Den and this episode will be my claim to fame. You go Bridget! I’m counting on you!

I mentioned a few resources and blog posts during the show, so here they are below. And remember, if you’d like to leave me a review on iTunes or Stitcher, I’ll give you a special shout out on a future episode!

Also, as a continuation on the theme of investing, next week’s episode will featureBarry Choi from Money We Have (who I mention to Bridget on this episode). We’ll be talking about DIY investing and index funds, so make sure you tune in for that!

Resources Bridget mentioned

Blog posts I mentioned

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/6

Jun 17, 2015

Christine Nguyen, from the personal finance blog The Wallet Diet, and I share personal stories of how money has impacted our relationships over the years.

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In this episode, I interview Toronto personal finance blogger Christine Nguyen from The Wallet Diet, and we talk about an awkward yet oh so important topic — money and relationships. Christine is a relatively new blogger to the personal finance community (she just started her blog in the fall of 2014), but I knew I had to interview her because honestly I just really liked her online persona. She seemed like a really cool, genuine gal who would be up for talking about anything related to money — and luckily I was right!

What I seriously love about having this podcast is that it gives me the opportunity to have conversations I probably wouldn’t otherwise have with people who are so open and incredibly interesting. I really do hope that by sharing more and more of these episodes it’ll help people think about money in a different way or spark up a conversation between friends or family. Lord knows it’s sparked a lot of conversations with me and my family and friends, that’s for sure!

Before sharing some important links I mentioned in the show, I want to thank you all again for supporting this podcast! It’s only in it’s 3rd week now, but I’m seriously floored by the feedback and amount of downloads I’ve received thus far. Remember, if you want to let me know what you think about the show, please leave a review on iTunes and I’ll make sure to give you a special shout out on a future episode.

Christine’s blog & new business

Blog posts I mentioned

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/5

Jun 10, 2015

I interview Borderline Crazy travel blogger and non-profit general manager Stephanie Williams about how she can afford to travel (and not work) for half the year, every year.

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As I mentioned in the show notes for episode 3 with Cait Flanders, when I was in Vancouver back in March to visit my family, I took the opportunity to do a few podcast interviews while I was there. Luckily, my good friend Stephanie Williams — who is not a personal finance blogger but rather an uber frugal traveller — so graciously agreed to be on my podcast when I was in town. So, off I went with my backpack full of equipment in tow and we recorded this episode in her apartment in Kitsilano (probably my favourite Vancouver neighbourhood fyi). When I started making a list of people I wanted to interview for my podcast, I knew I needed to have Stephanie on it because her story is seriously amazing.

Now, me and Stephanie go way back. All the way back to our university days (she was even instrumental in me getting together with my now husband!). While I was studying film and dreaming of becoming an Oscar-winning director, she was studying geography and making plans to travel Europe after she finished her degree. And she did. She travelled around Europe, and of course got bit by the travel bug big time. Ever since, she’s done these major backpacking trips every year. Seriously, you name the country and she’s probably been there — twice.

You may be wondering if she’s an heiress or something, because how could anyone afford to take off half the year every year to travel? No, she’s no heiress (that I know of?), so you’ll just have to listen to the episode to find out how she does it.

We mentioned a few links on the show that you may want to check out, and I’m also going to include some links to the blog series I did when I was travelling around Thailand which I mentioned a few times on the show as well.

Stephanie’s travel blog & non-profit work

Blog posts I mentioned

Travel blog series

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/4

Jun 3, 2015

Cait Flanders from the popular personal finance blog Blonde on a Budget and I talk about her recent debt pay-off, her shopping ban and her new simplistic lifestyle.

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I really looked forward to having Cait Flanders from Blonde on a Budget on my podcast. I think she was actually one of the first guests I approached to be on the show and she said yes right away (thanks Cait!). Not only is Cait one of my all-time favourite personal finance bloggers, we’ve also become really great friends over the past few years. She is seriously just as genuine in-person as she is on her blog, which is why I think we get along so well. I’m a give it to me (and give it to you) straight kinda gal and Cait is definitely one of the most honest people and bloggers I know. Not many people could write about getting themselves out of debt and embarking on a shopping ban like she does.

A bit of background on how this episode came together, I actually recorded it on site in Vancouver. I went to Vancouver in March to visit my family and while I was there I had a bit of free time. So, I asked Cait to come over and we recorded this episode together. I was pretty nervous because this was the first time I’d ever used all of my podcast equipment by myself (I previously relied on my audio engineering husband), but luckily I didn’t mess anything up and it went pretty smoothly.

Besides Cait being a friend and a favourite blogger of mine, the big reason I wanted her to share her story on my podcast was because it is so relatable. She racked up a bunch of credit card debt, had to move back in with her parents, then started blogging about her situation as motivation to get out of the hole she dug herself. And she did it, and continues to live a more financially responsible lifestyle which includes a shopping ban and living like a minimalist.

We mentioned a few resources on the show, so I wanted to include them below. And if you’re just getting into personal finance and budgeting yourself, I highly recommend checking out Cait’s new Mindful Budgeting Program below. It’s a super handy tool to help you start budgeting with your best foot forward!

Mentioned on the show

Helpful budgeting tools

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/3

Jun 3, 2015

I interview my husband about life as a solopreneur in the music industry, revealing the hard truth about life as a freelancer.

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I am so excited about this second podcast episode! Not only is it on a topic that I think many of you are interested in and can relate to (freelancing, solopreneurship, being self-employed, whatever you want to call it), but it gave me a chance to finally prove that my husband (or HB as I’ve previously called him on the blog) is real! I didn’t make him up! He’s an real human being and he was nice enough to be my first podcast guest. 

On my blog, I’ve mentioned over the years that I’ve always worked a 9 to 5 job, whereas Josh (my totally real husband) has been self-employed since the day I met him 8 years ago. We obviously have very different perspectives on freelancing and working “for the man,” but I think it wasn’t until we cracked open a few beers and hit the record button that we got into a deep conversation about what we really think about it all. That’s what’s so cool about recording these conversations. Without them, I’d have no idea about most of this stuff!

For instance, at the end of the episode when Josh tells me about when he was younger and was deathly afraid of public speaking — he’d never told me that before! Sure, I knew he hated doing that kind of stuff when he was younger, but he’d never told me that story before. We’ve been together for 8 years and I had no idea! Isn’t that crazy? I guess no matter how long you’ve known someone, there will always be something to uncover later in life.

Since Josh did mention a few go-to resources in the show, I wanted to make sure I included his favourites in these show notes. Just a fyi, Josh is seriously obsessed with Gary Vaynerchuk (in a good way of course). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come home from work to see him glued to his laptop watching one of Gary’s motivational YouTube videos about entrepreneurship and digital marketing. He’s not really my thing (way too high energy), but I can appreciate the fact that he sounds exactly like Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Helpful Blogs for Solopreneurs

Josh’s New Obsession

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/2

Jun 3, 2015

For the first episode of the Mo' Money Podcast, I delve into my upbringing and later years to explain why I got into the personal finance blogging and podcasting world.

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If you’re a longtime blog reader of mine, you may have always wondered what I sound like. Sure, you can guess by my writing style and tone, but honestly sometimes I feel like I make way more sense talking than writing. And that is a big part of the reason I wanted to launch a personal finance podcast of my very own. I love writing on this blog, but I think to take my personal brand to the next level, I needed to do something new and different.  

So, with the help of my audio engineer husband (who I interview for episode 2 of my podcast, check it out!), I went out and bought a few microphones, made some cover art for iTunes and started emailing anyone I knew who had a really cool personal finance story. Since I plan on having a new episode for you every Wednesday, finding new guests is going to be a big job for me. So if you know anyone who has a really interesting money story (or that person is you), please email me!

For my first episode of the Mo’ Money Podcast, I’ll be giving you a very personal glimpse into how I grew up and how that influenced my relationship with money over the years. For all of future podcast episodes, I’ll also be writing show notes like this one for each episode to include any extra info, links to any websites or past blog posts I mention in the show and some extra goodies too.

Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/1

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