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Mo' Money Podcast

Millennial money expert, Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada® and podcast host Jessica Moorhouse interviews top personal finance & business experts (John Lee Dumas, Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Sellery, Preet Banerjee), celebrities (Perez Hilton, Scott McGillivray, Farrah Abraham), 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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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 30, 2019

Is couponing still as easy to save money doing as it used to be when people would go shopping with their big coupon binders à la Extreme Couponing? Yup, and honestly couponing is so much easier now than it used to be. That’s what Joanie Demer, co-founder of The Krazy Coupon Lady, explains in this episode of the Mo’ Money Podcast. Because so much has changed in the couponing world, if you really want to save on everyday purchases, you’ve got to learn about the new rules (and chuck out the old ones).

Since we’re now living in a very digital world, that’s where you’d start. Sure, you can still get paper coupons and get some savings, but the time and effort may not be worth it. Instead, using apps and browser extensions at check out may be a better way to save money because, well, they take no time and little effort on your part.

As mentioned in this episode, here are some ways to get started saving money through coupons and promo codes online:

Visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests to enter to win a copy of a book featured on Season 9 of the podcast!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/211

Oct 23, 2019

You may not know this about me, but I’m actually a huge introvert that used to be terrible at networking, or heck, even making new friends! I would get anxious, nervous and would never know how to start or end a conversation. But, I knew that networking and being a good conversationalist was a key component to advancing in life. Your network is your net worth as AJ Harbinger says, and since he’s the CEO and co-founder of The Art of Charm…he would know!

In this episode, we dive deep into what we all should know about having the right social skills to help us advance in our social lives, relationships and of course career. I know for a fact that because I started practicing and just putting an effort into socializing more, that’s why I’ve now got a fairly large network of friends, acquaintances and work-related connections all over the world.

If you know this is something that’s been holding you back from reaching your full potential, luckily this is a learned skill that anyone can master, and you can start today by listening to this episode and then binging The Art of Charm podcast as well.

Visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests to enter to win a copy of a book featured on Season 9 of the podcast!

In-Person Bootcamps

AJ mentioned on the show that he hosts personal bootcamps all over the world to help people level-up their social and networking skills. If this sounds up your alley, learn more at: https://theartofcharm.com/personal-bootcamp-2

Take the Social Skills Challenge

Join over 50,000 others to learn how to make a great first impression, easily make new friends, and feel confident in any social situation! Sign up to take The Art of Charm’s fee 10-day social skills challenge.

Learn more at: https://challenge.theartofcharm.com/begin

For full episode show notes, visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/210

Oct 17, 2019

Happy Investor Education Month! You may not have that’s what October is…but it is! And that’s why I am currently doing a 5-part video series on my YouTube channel as well as doing a bonus episode for the podcast. For this episode, I’m interviewing Bruno Sandre, Associate Vice President of Client Education at TD Direct Investing.

As you can guess from his title, his role is all about improving the financial literacy of TD Direct Investing clients. He doesn’t sell any products, and actually TD Direct Investing can’t try to sway you to do anything when it comes to your investments because they are a discount brokerage. All a discount brokerage can do is provide the tools and platform you need to invest on your own. That being said, they can still provide free and unbiased education to clients, which they do in their Learning Centre which houses a bunch of video courses, masterclasses and webinars.

So, since Bruno knows quite a bit about educating people about investing, I wanted to have him on the show to do a deep dive on the topic of DIY investing, also known as self-directed investing.

Below are some links to videos, blog posts and the webinar that we mentioned in the episode.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/209

Oct 16, 2019

I read a lot of personal finance books. I also read a lot of niche books on retirement planning. And I’ve gotta say, most of them are so dry it takes me months to finish them. Not Victory Lap Retirement by Mike Drak though. I was given this book (the 1st edition) by Mike’s co-author Jonathan Chevreau at the Canadian Personal Finance Conference a few years ago, and even though it took me until last winter to finally read it…I loved it! I’d say the only other book that I whipped through in record time was Andrew Hallam’s Millionaire Teacher. So, once I finished reading it, on top of telling everyone I know to read it, I made a plan to get Mike on the show. And here is that episode!

Mike Drak is a 38-year veteran of the financial services industry, so when he started his victory lap in 2014, he felt compelled to write a book about what he knew on the subject. That and he found that all the retirement books out there only talked about saving up enough for retirement, not what life in retirement actually meant. Something to get excited about too, his second book titled Retirement – Heaven or Hell? is coming out in 2020.

Now, what I love most about Mike’s concept of victory lap retirement is that it’s a way to stop thinking of retirement as an end to something. I honestly dread the idea of retirement. It means you’re done with your career and are basically in the last phase of your life. I know many people think of retirement as one big vacation and what’s not to love about that, but for me it always fills me with dread and panic. I don’t want to just hang out with nothing to do and just watch the clock tick. I love working! I love having a purpose! I don’t want to retire!

Mike agrees. We need to stop this idea of full-stop retirement and think of “retirement” as point in your life in which you’ve reached financial independence (you have enough money or assets to live on without working again) so you can do whatever you want with very little risk taken. It’s when you can start a second career, or just devote your time how you want, not how you have to because you need to earn money.

For me, the concept of victory lap retirement fills me with hope, not dread. So if you ever feel a bit panicked when you start thinking about retirement, read this book (and obviously listen to this episode!).

Visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests to enter to win a copy of her book!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/208

Oct 9, 2019

I’m so excited to have the one-and-only Jean Chatzky on the show to talk about women, money and healthcare in the United States. In case you aren’t in the loop, Jean Chatzky is the founder of Her Money Media, an organization that strives to promote financial literacy amongst women.

She is also an award-winning editor of NBC Today, and has appears on shows like Oprah, MSNBC, CNN, The View, The Talk just to name a few. She also has her own podcast called HerMoney with Jean Chatzky which has received shout outs from The New York Times, Yahoo Finance and Refinery29.

If that wasn’t enough, she is also the best-selling author of 11 books, including her latest book (that I’m doing a book giveaway for) called Women with Money: The Judgement-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life
You Deserve.

As you may expect, Jean and I chat about women and money in this episode, since that is a big focus in her writing and her podcast. We also discuss one very important topic that as a Canadian I find fascinating, healthcare in the U.S. I hear it pretty much every time I speak to one of my friends in the U.S.: healthcare costs can be very expensive in America! The system works very differently than in Canada, and although there is always talk about reform, if you’re American you need to figure how to navigate the system as it stands today. That’s why Jean is also an ambassador for HAS Awareness Day.

We talk extensively about health savings accounts, something I’ll be honest I’ve never heard of. In Canada, there’s a thing called health spending accounts, but they are offered by companies or you can set one up if you are a business owner. In other words, they work very differently. We go fairly in-depth about HSAs in this episode, but since there’s quite a bit to know and they are a relatively new type of account, feel free to learn more at HSADay.com.

Visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests to enter to win a copy of her book!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/207

Oct 2, 2019

This episode is a must a listen because it’s about something we all need to think about. I’m talking about having that important yet awkward conversation with our parents about their financial situation. As we get older, it’s only natural for us to think about the future, and the future of our parents. Although they worry about us as their children, we also worry about them and want to make sure they’ve got everything organized and prepared too.

But, we’re still their children, so it’s a weird path to navigate. We want to respect them, but we also want to protect them. Which is why I’ve got Cameron Huddleston on the show to share her insight into this topic.

She is an award-winning journalist with more than 17 years of experience writing about personal finance and she also recently wrote the book Mom & Dad, We Need to Talk about this very subject. As she explains in our interview together, she had a personal experience with her mother that inspired her to write this book. Now, I hope her story inspires you…plus I’m also giving away a copy of her book!

Visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/contests to enter to win a copy of her book!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/206

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