Info

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.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Mo' Money Podcast | Personal Finance with Jessica Moorhouse
2017
December
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: August, 2015
Aug 26, 2015

Music blogger turned entrepreneur Angela Mastrogiacomo discusses why she chose to follow her passion by starting her own business (Muddy Paw PR) and travelling city to city organizing music industry meetups.

Long episode description:

I was so excited to talk with Angela Mastrogiacomo for this episode because her story instantly clicked with me. It’s actually kind of cool how I connected with Angela. As you know from listening to my podcast episode with my husband Josh, he’s a freelance audio engineer and a big part of his job is to network in hopes of finding his next gig. Well, he started going to this one industry meet-up called Balanced Breakfast and guess who created the whole darn thing — Angela.  He came home after his first meet-up and told me that Angela would make the perfect guest for my podcast. Considering she’s a music blogger and started her own PR company at a very young age, he was bang on the money and I contacted her soon after.

In this episode, we talk about a lot of different things but mainly how Angela got the courage to follow her big passion — working in the music industry. Coming from an arts background myself, I know that is no easy task, but Angela is just one of those amazing people who takes those risks because the alternative is not an option. Not only did she start her own company, she’s also trying to change the music industry itself. She’s going city to city to create these industry meet-ups so artists, producers and engineers can network and hopefully create some fruitful relationships. Angela is so freaking cool, you just really need to listen to this episode.

We mentioned a few important links in this episode, so here they are below. And of course I gave out a few more shout outs to some very nice iTunes reviewers. Thanks guys!

Important Links Angela Mentioned

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/15

Aug 19, 2015

It's not easy being in debt while supporting a family. Catherine MacLean from Plunged in Debt and I talk about her debt repayment plan, her new frugal lifestyle and what tips and tricks she uses to cut back on spending to balance her budget.

Long episode description:

In this episode I talk to Catherine MacLean from the personal finance blog Plunged in Debt. From the name of her blog, you can guess what it’s focus is on. Catherine and her husband have a huge amount of debt to pay off, and it hasn’t been easy. On top of that they are a young family with a 3-year-old daughter to provide for. 

Fortunately, Catherine is one financially savvy lady and writes about all the different ways she’s found to cut back and save on the little things. If you’re in debt and need some motivation to stick to your budget and kick your debt to the curb, you definitely need to check out Catherine’s blog (and listen to our podcast episode).

In our conversation, Catherine and I mentioned a few of her most notable blog posts, so here they are below for you to check out. I’ve also given some shout outs to some iTunes reviewers, so check below to see if one of them is you!

Blog Posts Catherine Mentioned

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/14

Aug 12, 2015

Sarah Peterson from Unsettle and Suburban Finance and I talk about starting an online side hustle to make extra money or to eventually develop a full-time business.

Long episode description:

Many of you personal finance blog readers may already know Sarah Peterson from when she ran When Life Gives You Lemons Add Vodka, or maybe you read her current personal finance blog Suburban Finance. Or maybe you know her from her new project Unsettle.org. This girl even has her own podcast! She's everywhere! 

I've known Sarah for a number of years. I actually met her at the same time I met Liquid Independence almost four years ago. I don't know if I've ever told this story on the blog before, but around that time myself and Sarah and a few other personal finance bloggers in Vancouver decided to meet up in person for the very first time. We coordinated everything over email and I just prayed to God that at least one of them would be normal. It's hard to tell how a person really is just by their online persona, and meeting people off the Internet is still kind of sketchy. Luckily everyone was normal, well as normal as personal finance bloggers can be, and I've kept in touch with Sarah ever since. When I first met her I believe she was just graduating from post-secondary and was about to start her first full-time gig in HR. Well, a lot has happened in Sarah's career since then because she's now a full-time freelancer, business coach and online marketing maven! In this episode I pick her brain about her new life as a solopreneur and what she does to make all of her money online. Whenever I come across someone who has quit their full-time job to start their own business, I'm always in awe of them. In awe because I think it's super courageous to work for yourself, and also because I find it a bit crazy. But Sarah knows her stuff, and even after we finished recording I continued to pick her brain even more over sushi. Don't worry, I paid (it was the least I could do!). Thanks so much Sarah for being on the show, and man do I have a lot of ideas for online products now!

Blog Posts Sarah Mentioned

Get a Discount on Your Website Hosting

We talked a lot about starting a website on the show, and in order to have a website, you need website hosting. Don't try to do something crazy like me and host it for free via Tumblr. It was one of the biggest blogging mistakes I've ever made and wish I'd never done it. Instead, I suggest you sign up with a hosting company like BlueHost (a hosting service I 100% recommend). And for a limited time, if you use my affiliate link you can get yourself a special discount!

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/13

Aug 5, 2015

Liquid Independence, the blogger behind Freedom 35 Blog, and I talk about investing in farmland and his goal to be financially free by 35 years old.

Long episode description:

When I was in Vancouver in June for my bi-annual visit with the HB, I scheduled some time to talk to one of the first personal finance bloggers I got to know almost 4 years ago. His blogger name is Liquid Independence and he runs the investment blog Freedom 35 Blog. As you can guess from the name of his blog, his vision is to do everything he can to achieve complete financial independence by 35 years old. 

Not only is that a pretty incredible goal to have (I’m just hoping to save up enough for retirement by 65 personally), but he is super savvy when it comes to property investment. He owns his own condo as well as some farmland in Saskatchewan. In this episode, I discuss with him at length his property investment strategies and what steps you need to take in order to become a farm investor too.

Since Liquid’s journey is so interesting, I’ve pulled some of the best and most relevant blog posts of his and listed them below. I’ve also done a bit of research and found some other great resources about investing in farmland in case anyone (like myself) is Googling stuff about it right now.

Relevant Blog Posts by Liquid Independence

Other Farmland Investing Resources

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/12

1