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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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Apr 26, 2017

I chat with popular personal finance personality Kerry Taylor from Squawkfox about how she got into the personal finance sphere and why she's a big advocate of the second-hand economy.

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Kerry Taylor's blog Squawkfox was one of the first personal finance blogs I stumbled upon when I was starting my personal finance journey in my early 20s. And now, so many years later I got the chance to chat with her on the podcast all about her own journey from computer science student, to living in rural British Columbia, to moving back to her hometown of Toronto, to now being a constant voice in The Globe & Mail and CBC.

One of the big reasons I really wanted to have Kerry on the show was because she has an awesome sense of style, but she doesn't break the bank to stay fashionable. She's a huge advocate of the second-hand economy, and it all started with trying to save money when buying clothes for her daughter. When she discovered that there were a number of consignment shops and Facebook groups dedicated to buying and selling quality second-hand goods, she got hooked. And pretty much convinced me (and you once you listen) to start taking advantage of the second-hand economy too!

Thanks so much Kerry for chatting with me and sharing your insight and story with me!

Kerry's Top Blog Posts

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/105

Apr 19, 2017

Mindfulness and money may have more in common than you think. Just listen to Leisa Peterson, founder of the Wealth Clinic, explain how both have changed her life.

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You may not think that mindfulness and money have anything to do with each other, but that just means you haven't yet listened to this episode with Leisa Peterson, Found of the Wealth Clinic and podcast host of the Art of Abundance.

Leisa has an incredible story about having an ultra successful career in the financial industry, but also making the tough decision to leave it all to start her own coaching business to take control of her life again. It's a big misconception that with a rising career and increasing salary, happiness is sure to follow. But that's not usually the case if you're not doing what you feel called to do in life. And sometimes taking a risk and doing something out of the ordinary can seem scary and even foolish.

But, it can also be your saving grace. It's funny, when I was recording this episode with Leisa back in the fall, I was going through a similar crisis, weighing the pros and cons of leaving my corporate job to start my own business. I was terrified at the prospect of no guaranteed income and possible failure, but I knew it was the only choice because I was absolutely miserable and not doing what I felt I was called to do in this life.

And now, so many months later, I'm releasing this interview with Leisa having taken the plunge and am so glad I made the choice to leave my job. We talk a lot about fulfillment in this episode, probably because it was something I was seriously lacking at the time. But now, I can honestly say I feel more fulfilled than I have in years. I may not make as much money as I did at my 9 to 5, but somehow I feel wealthier than I ever have before.

Thanks Leisa for the wonderful interview and insight into how mindfulness and money should always mix!

Helpful Resources & Events by Leisa

Leisa's Top Podcast Episodes

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/104

Apr 12, 2017

I talk money, balance, travel, entrepreneurship and more with millennial financial life coach Garrett Philbin (one of the happiest, most positive people I know!). 

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If you're looking for an upper of an episode, something to get you pumped to tackle your life and finances, my guest Garrett Philbin, financial life coach of at Be Awesome, No Broke, is just what the doctor ordered.

He doesn't just have the perfect radio voice, he literally exudes positivity. It makes sense why he ditched his career in the music business to focused all of his energy and talent in to helping others with their money and life issues.

And similar to what I'm doing right now, he's on his way to becoming an Accredited Financial Counsellor. I may have convinced him after recording this episode back in the fall to look into the American version, and now he's on his way to finishing the program.

We talked about a lot of awesome things in this episode, including Garrett's jump into entrepreneurship, his soul-searching road trip and the deeper reasons why we all struggle with money. Seriously, if after listening to this episode you feel like this is the time in your life that you need to ask for help, Garrett is definitely someone who will be there if you ask.

Garrett's Top Blog Posts

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What's Your Money Personality?

I mentioned checking out my money personality quiz in this episode, and you can do so right here: jessicamoorhouse.com/quiz

For more podcast episodes, check out the podcast page.

Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/103

Apr 7, 2017

A special bonus podcast episode for you! I recently did a Facebook Live session with Lisa Gittens, senior tax expert from H&R Block, and I got a ton of requests to make the audio into a podcast episode. So here it is! Lisa answered tax questions live for 30 minutes, and we got some great questions too. Enjoy!

Apr 6, 2017

It is possible to live debt-free and prosper financially while self-employed, and podcast listener Christina from Toronto shares how she was able to do it.

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Not many people can say they got their first job at the young age of 5 years old, but my Listener Series guest Christina from Toronto isn't like many people. She had a firm grasp on how to earn money from a very young age, which helped her when she started learning about personal finance in university.

As she embarked on her career as a freelancer in the film and TV industry, she started realizing that there was more to being financially savvy than just knowing how to earn an income. Now, having been self-employed for 10 years, she shares the tips and tools that have helped keep her out of debt and on a path to financial freedom for anyone else living on a variable income with dreams of financial stability.

Helpful Tip

Pay yourself first.

You may have heard this tip a thousand times, but that's because it works! It's Christina's top money tip, and honestly mine too. All paying yourself first means is allocating your income to your savings goals first, then living on whatever's left. If you're not doing this right now, I promise it'll change your life. A great way to start would be to download my free budget spreadsheet.

Join a Facebook Group

Christina mentioned that a big help in getting her finances on track was to join personal finance Facebook groups. They are great to learn what other people are doing with their money and to be part of a community that also wants to better their financial situation just like you. Here are some of my top picks!

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.

Apr 5, 2017

Are you ready for tax time? If not, that's okay because I've got the podcast episode that's perfect for you! For episode 101, I chat with senior tax expert Lisa Gittens from H&R Block about how to prepare your return, how H&R Block professionals are trained, why their online software is free, and what are some of the top tax tips people need to know before filing their taxes this year.  

One thing I highly recommend before getting started on your taxes is to download my free tax preparation checklist. It's a checklist that outlines all the documents you may need to hand-off to your tax preparer or that you'll need when filling out all your info online.

Sign Up for a CRA Account

One of the best things you can do to make doing your taxes a breeze is by creating an online CRA account. You can change your marital status, name and direct deposit info in just a few seconds online when you've got an account, plus it's also a great way to easily see what your RRSP room is and it also houses all of your past tax returns.

Helpful Tax Resources from H&R Block

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/101

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