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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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Dec 8, 2016

For my last episode for season 3, I'm so excited to share this very personal solo episode with you! A lot has happened this year, so much so that I honestly didn't remember it all until I took some time to write everything down. And even then I'm not sure if I got everything.

A lot of changes are coming in 2017, which I alluded to in this episode, but I won't be sharing any of that until season 4 in January. So until then, I wanted to spend some time to reflect on all the positive things that have happened in my life and all of the things I've accomplished in 2016.

To recap, here are some of the things I mentioned in this episode:

  1. I rebranded from Mo' Money Mo' Houses to just me — Jessica Moorhouse.
  2. I interviewed some of my all-time favourite money expert: Rob Carrick, Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Bruce Sellery.
  3. I launched my Listener Series for the podcast, to allow podcast listeners a voice so they could share their stories and advice for other listeners.
  4. I made the most side hustle money I ever had (and I've been blogging for 5 years people!).
  5. I started freelance writing again.
  6. I was able to finally afford to invest in my business.
  7. My husband and I bought our first place together.
  8. I've had the most media mentions I've ever had this year.
  9. In the month of November alone, I was featured as a personal finance expert on TV, the radio, a print magazine, print newspaper and online.
  10. I did two public speaking gigs.
  11. I launched the free Rich and Fit Challenge with my business partner Jaclyn Phillips, and got almost 500 registrants.
  12. I hosted and organized my first event — the Millennial Money Meetup.
  13. My husband and I vacationed in Paris (one of my bucket list destinations!).
  14. I had a blast in Portland for a girlfriend's bachelorette party, then went to her beautiful wedding right on the ocean in Vancouver.
  15. I got over my fear of talking to people.
  16. I got over my fear of being on camera.
  17. I made some amazing new friends.
  18. I got my NEXUS card.
  19. I got life insurance for myself and my husband.
  20. My husband and I got a will.
  21. My husband and I celebrated 3 years married and 3 years in Toronto.
  22. I started my Money. Life. Balance. Facebook group.

Ya, that's a lot of stuff! I really do hope that 2017 is a bit less crazy, but I doubt that it will be. One can hope.

One thing that did keep me very busy in 2016 though were all the resources I created. I never promote them as much as I should, but I've created some great spreadsheets and checklists to help you with your money or organizing your life. Make sure to check out my resources page to download them for free.

Other than that, I'm a bit sad that this is the last episode for the season, but I've got a great season 4 ready for you in 2017. The first episode for season 4 will air on Wednesday, Jan. 11, so make sure to subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to my email list so you don't miss an episode!

And again, I know I mentioned this a few times in the episode, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart thank you for your support. Without your kind reviews, comments, tweets and emails, I wouldn't be as motivated to keep making this show better and better. I can't wait to share the new episode I've already recorded for the new season, so until then, have an amazing holiday season, Merry Christmas, and have a fabulous New Years!

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Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/80

Dec 7, 2016

It's a simple concept — do your research to find the lowest rate on an expensive purchase (like life insurance or a mortgage), and you'll thank yourself later. Simple, yet most of us still don't do it. That's why Justin Thouin, CEO of LowestRates, is on a mission to change that costly habit of ours and show us that it doesn't take that much time or effort to save thousands of dollars.

Long description:

It's sadly the final week for season 3 of the Mo' Money Podcast, and this episode is my last guest interview for the season. After this week I'll be taking some much needed time off, then I'll be back with more awesome episodes for season 4 starting Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Since it is the last week for season 3, I've saved one of my best interviews for last. I've been a huge fan and supporter of LowestRates for well over a year now, but this was the first chance I got to interview the start-up's CEO Justin Thouin. I even went to the Lowest Rates offices and brought all my podcasting gear just so I could get to the bottom of why he's so passionate about educating people about the importance of comparison shopping.

It may be common sense to most of us, but the truth is most of us don't actually try to find the best rates on the important stuff. Sure, we'll spend hours trying to find the best deal on a vacation package, but like LowestRates' survey shows, most Canadians don't spend the same time and effort when it comes to finding the best rate for their mortgage. Which is insane because a vacation will cost you maybe $1,500 whereas a mortgage is closer to $500,000! Come on people!

In this episode we also chat about Justin's journey from the corporate world to launching his own company, and taking a big risk to pursue something he believed in. This is a sentiment I can definitely relate to, but I'll leave more details on that until season 4.

That Survey I Mentioned

LowestRates conducted a very interested survey this year to show how few Canadians comparison shop for their mortgage, even though there are so many free resources out there to make it easy! You'll never get the best deal if you don't do your research first! And if we're talking mortgages, finding a lower rate than the one your bank initially offers you could save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

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Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/79

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