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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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Mar 29, 2017

To mark my 100th episode, I talk with fellow podcaster Elle Martinez about money, relationships and how to tackle money as a couple.

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Can you believe we're already at 100 episodes? I'm kind of in awe honestly. What a journey it has been, and what a great interview I've got to share to mark this milestone.

For this episode, I chat with a fellow female podcaster and blogger, Elle Martinez from Couple Money. Make sure to check out her awesome Couple Money Podcast too, she's an amazing podcast host!

We talk about her story of figuring out how to manage their money together before getting married, and how this eventually inspired her to start her own blog and podcast to help other couples tackle their money. We've all heard the stats, money is one of the biggest reasons couples break up. But if you have open communication, are working towards the same goals and both feel involved with the family finances, that's how you can set yourself up for success.

Elle offers some sage advice and great examples of couples she's interviewed who have overcome some major obstacles. Basically, after listening to this episode, you'll feel just like me and want to set up your next money meeting with your partner pronto!

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/100

Mar 23, 2017

Podcast listener TJ Pridonoff shares with me how he saved up enough to do a roadtrip across America (and quit his job to do it). He proves that you don't have to be rich to go on a trip of self-discovery in the U.S., you just need to be smart about how you spend your money.

Long description:

For this episode of my Listener Series, I interview TJ Pridonoff who is currently on a road trip of self-discovery across America.

I'm telling you, if ever you hit a point in your life that you feel unhappy, too settled or just need some sort of change to figure out what you want out of your life, travel is always a good solution. When I was 18 and went to Gambia, I had so much clarity when I got back in terms of what I wanted to study in school and do for a career. And after travelling around Thailand for 3 weeks, I came home confident that leaving my job and moving to Toronto was the right answer. I wonder what I'll discover on my next long trip?

Anywho, TJ realized not too long ago that he needed a change and to figure out what he really wanted out of life for himself. He'd already gone to school and had a good stable job, but he wanted something more. So he decided to leave his job and take a road trip across the United States to satisfy his travel bug and to help him get some clarity for his future.

And he's on that road trip now! The best part is, from a personal finance standpoint, he's proven that to do something like this doesn't mean it'll cost you a ton of money. Especially doing a road trip across the U.S., there are a ton of towns and cities you can stay in for really reasonable prices. The key thing to remember is to have enough cash on hand so you don't run out, budget strategically (so do you research ahead of time), and don't spend your money on stuff. Spend your money wisely to get the most out of your trip.

If you want to see where TJ is right now and how his trip has been so far, make sure to check out some of his latest blog posts:

Thanks TJ for sharing your story with me, and looking forward to reading more about your travels! 

Want to Be a Guest on My Show?

Got a story that you think would be good to share on an episode on of Listener series? Please email me!

Helpful Resources

I spent a good amount of time the past few years creating resources to help you with your money, life and adding more balance into the mix. Check them out on my resources page.

For more podcast episodes, check out the podcast page.

Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/99

Mar 22, 2017

Ever thought about diving into real estate investing? All your questions are guaranteed to be answered by Real Wealth Network co-founder, real estate expert and author Kathy Fettke in this episode. I ask her almost every question under the sun including how to find a downpayment, how to choose the right property and whether it's smarter to become a landlord or a house flipper. If you want to become more knowledgeable about real estate investing, you need to listen to this episode.

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Ever thought about diving into the real estate investing world? I always have, which is why it was such a treat to talk to real estate expert, author and Real Wealth Network co-founder Kathy Fettke. Finally, I had someone to ask my many real estate investing questions to (and if you listen to the episode, you'll know I had a ton!).

The biggest takeaways I got from my interview with Kathy was that the real investing game is largely about risk, trust and knowing when to say "yes" or "no". There are so many real investing programs out there that will try to sell you a dream that isn't actually achievable, spew outdated information or charge you 5-figures for access to their investing "secrets".

Don't buy into this! And Kathy would agree. Real estate investing is not about getting rich quick, it's a long game. It means buying the right property at the right time, then renting it out, holding onto it for a number of years, then choosing to sell it at the right time.

She even suggests you'll make more money by becoming a landlord than trying to flip a property. Flipping may seem like the trendy thing to do with so many shows on HGTV dedicated to the practice, but in the end you won't make as much as renting out your place, and getting those renters to essentially pay your mortgage.

I know I still have a lot to learn before my husband and I decide to buy our first investment property, but I'm glad many of my questions about how to get started are now answered!

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/98

Mar 16, 2017

Colton from Newfoundland chats with me for this episode of my Listener Series to share how he was able to find an employer that not only helped him earn a salary while being a student, but also to pay for his Bachelor's degree!

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I'm so glad Colton from Newfoundland emailed me to be a guest for my Listener Series, because I certainly missed the few weeks without Listener Series episodes, how about you?

What I loved about this interview is that Colton offers some very practical and actionable advice on how to go to university without relying on student loans. I'm almost ashamed to say I'd never thought about finding a job while in university that could also help pay for it!

Looking back, now I see there were and are so many options to make money as a student that also extra perks. As Colton mentioned for instance, if you work at Starbucks you don't just get a free pound of coffee a week, you also get stock options after a few years. And if you're a server or bartender, you get tips (which could add up to a lot). And many cell phone companies offer special bonuses, commissions on top of pay and other benefits too.

Thanks again Colton for chatting with me (even if you did have to talk a bit slower for me, and I thought I talked fast!). I know your story will help so many other students (or future students) listening!

Want to Be a Guest on My Show?

Got a story that you think would be good to share on an episode on of Listener series? Please email me!

Helpful Resources

I spent a good amount of time the past few years creating resources to help you with your money, life and adding more balance into the mix. Check them out on my resources page.

For more podcast episodes, check out the podcast page.

Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/97

Mar 15, 2017

Want an example of how an emergency fund can come in useful? How about two examples? Kate Dore from Cashville Skyline shares how her's saved her big time.

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Who knew an emergency fund could save your life not once, but twice! So is the story of Kate Dore from Cashville Skyline which she shared in full detail for this episode of the podcast. 

Talk about someone who turned lemons into lemonade! Most people would begrudge their bad luck when faced with two layoffs in 10 years, but not Kate. Instead of complaining or just struggling through it all, she took it as a big lesson in becoming financially prepared. Which later turned out to be her big passion, which is why she's now on the road to becoming a financial planner.

If there's only one thing you can take away from this episode, it's this - life happens, so have an emergency fund just in case. I've certainly been thankful for mine on more than one occasion in my life, that's for sure. Not only that, having an emergency fund is hands down the first thing I tell people to set up as they start their personal finance journey. It may not be fun or sexy, but having one will literally save your life!

I'm excited to see where Kate ends up after becoming a full-fledged Certified Financial Planner, but until then it looks like she's been busy the past few months creating some great blog posts and personal finance courses. I've linked them below so you can check them out.

Join Me on the Self Worth to Net Worth Challenge!

Also, as I mentioned, myself, Sarah Li Cain from High Fiving Dollars and Tara Falcone from ReisUP have come together to create a unique 21-day challenge to combine our expertises in money mindsets, budgeting and investing. You'll get an email once a day for 21 days giving you a full outline on what you need to do to feel empowered about your money and take action!

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/96

Mar 8, 2017

I interview my American twin in Tess Wicks, a fellow blogger and host of the personal finance podcast Words + Money. For this episode, we chat about it all include making your own money, switching careers and not being afraid to lean in.

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Like I mentioned at the beginning of this episode, Tess Wicks is my American twin. And what good timing for this episode, on International Women's Day!

For this episode, Tess and I chat about it all including making money, being a financially independent woman, switching careers, becoming self-employed and not being afraid to speak up and lean in.

We actually got the chance to hang out at FinCon this past fall, and she is just as delightful in person as she sounds in this episode. And there have been quite a few changes since I interviewed her. Instead of switching her brand to Wander Wealthy, she's switching to Creative Profit Co., with a focus on helping businesses as well as individuals with their finances.

I know I could just be saying this because we're so alike, but I see some big things coming from this girl. She's just so passionate about helping people, I know she's going to make a great difference in so many people's lives.

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/95

Mar 1, 2017

Personal finance isn't just about money. It's about emotions, habits, triggers, mindsets and relationships. I chat about this and more with money storyteller Sarah Li Cain.

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Personal finance isn't just about money. It's about emotions, habits, triggers, mindsets and relationships. Many of these aspects of personal finance are explored with Sarah Li Cain, author at High Fiving Dollars, in this podcast episode.

Sarah, a fellow Canadian now living in the U.S. with her husband and son, isn't just another personal finance blogger. She's a money storyteller on a mission to teach others about how your actions can truly affect your finances in ways you may have never thought.

Take her story for example. Throughout most of her life she was a "Yes Man." Always saying yes when asked for help and putting herself second to provide for those she loved. This doesn't sound so bad, that is until someone takes advantage of your kindness. Which was the case for one of the relationships she was in, where she found herself stuck with $9,000 in debt after the breakup.

Sarah doesn't want this to be your story, and she shares more thoughtful pieces of advice in our interview. Not only that, she's developed a number of great resources to help you on your personal finance journey I've listed below.

Take Sarah's Spending Triggers Course

Sarah's recently created a two-week course all about the triggers that make us overspend and generally mishandle our money.

If you want to learn how to curb your spending (and find out why you’re doing it in the first place), sign up to take her course. You won't be disappointed!

I was lucky enough to preview her course before she officially launched it, and thought it was a really great and unique program that I knew listeners of my podcast would enjoy.

Register for Sarah's spending triggers course here.

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/94

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