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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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Nov 28, 2019

There’s a lot of information out there about health care in the U.S., but what about Canada? Is it actually free? What isn’t covered by our government? And does it make sense to get private health insurance?

I sit down with Camille Stewart, Vice President of Strategy and Digital Experience at Manulife Canada, to discuss all of this and more. Camille became interested in working in insurance because of a personal family experience that she shares in this episode. Ever since then, she’s felt a deep passion for educating others about how to properly protect themselves in terms of their health.

For more helpful resources on health care in Canada and health insurance in Canada, check out the show notes for this episode.

Visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests to enter to win a copy of one of the books featured on this season of the podcast!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/217

Nov 27, 2019

I’ve been following Jana Lynch for years ever since she was a fellow personal finance blogger (now she is an editor at DollarSprout). And although we’ve crossed paths a number of times at previous FinCons, this year we finally got to spend some time together and I couldn’t help but feel inspired by her knowledge and passion for educating others about financial abuse. I knew I needed to have her on the show to share what she knew because for whatever reason in my 200+ podcast episodes, not once have I interviewed anyone about the very important topic of financial abuse.

But what is financial abuse exactly? According to the Canadian Bankers Association, “Financial abuse occurs when someone tries to take or control what belongs to you for their own benefit, not yours.” Or, as per VeryWellMind, “Financial abuse involves controlling a victim’s ability to acquire, use, and maintain financial resources.” In other words, financial abuse may be hard to see from the outside but it can be just as dangerous and damaging as physical or verbal abuse.

I’m going to share some articles and resources in the show notes for after you’ve listened to this episode. If you or someone you know is experiencing financial abuse, just know that there is help and don’t be afraid to seek it.

Visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests to enter to win a copy of one of the books featured on this season of the podcast!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/216

Nov 20, 2019

I met Sandy Yong, author of the soon-to-be-released book The Money Master: Inside Secrets On How to Make Your Money Grow and Stay Safe, about a year ago at the 2018 Canadian Personal Finance Conference. She told me she was working on a book and I soon found out we had very similar personal finance journeys.

Having been brought up in a very frugal family, and having finished her business degree during the Great Recession, Sandy worked hard to pay off her student loan and make her way in the corporate world. She soon realized that being frugal was only one part of mastering your money. You also needed to set financial goals, invest wisely and have a clear action plan for all your hard-earned money.

That’s what led her to discover personal finance books which eventually inspired her to write her own book to reflect her journey and key things young Canadians should know about managing their money better.

In this interview, we touch on what some of those key things are, such as the benefits to passive investing instead of investing in high-fee actively-managed mutual funds, while also discussing some new players in the finance world like investing in the cannabis industry, cryptocurrency and robo-advisors.

Her book isn’t out yet, but you can pre-order your copy today. I’m also going to be giving away copies of her book when it’s out, so make sure to enter to win in my massive book giveaway!

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

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/215

Nov 14, 2019

This week is Credit Education Week, which is why I don’t just have one, but I’ve got two podcast episodes to share with you! Yesterday, I had Richard Moxley on the show to talk about how to win the credit game (or how to understand and be good at managing credit). For today’s episode, I’m talking to Jay Acharya, Vice President of Card Partnerships and Customer Management at Capital One, because Capital One is the sponsor of Credit Education Week, as well as my upcoming Millennial Money Meetup next week!

Every year, there’s a different theme for Credit Education Week. Last year, as you may remember, I had Patrick Ens from Capital One to talk about the theme last year-money mindfulness. This year the theme is #MyMoneyVision, which just means on top of being mindful with your money, it’s important to have a vision for your money.

Just like with anything in life, we won’t change any of our habits without a good reason for doing so. We won’t just start working out because we know we should for our health. We need a clear goal to work towards. I give presentations all the time about how to manage your money better, but I always try to emphasize that nothing I share about how to make a budget or how to pay off your debt will mean anything to you unless you set some strong financial goals.

So I hope you take this opportunity during Credit Education Week to learn more about responsible credit use and to set some financial goals. It’s never to late and you don’t have to wait until the start of the next year. The best time to set a new goal is as soon as possible.

Join the Conversation

To see what other people are talking about for Credit Education Week, follow the hashtags #MyMoneyVision and #CEWC2019

Learn More About Credit Education Week

To learn more about Credit Education Week, visit CEWC.ca and CreditCanada.com.

To Check Your Credit Score for Free

To check your TransUnion credit score for free through Capital One, visit their Credit Keeper page.

Learn More About Capital One’s Cards

As mentioned on the show, if you’re trying to improve your credit score but can’t get approved for a credit card, one route you can take is to get a guaranteed or secured credit card like Jay mentioned. You can take a look at Capital One’s various credit cards here.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/214

Nov 13, 2019

I think we can all agree, the world of credit and credit scores can sometimes feel like a bit of a mystery. That’s why I’ve got credit expert and author of The Credit Game Richard Moxley on the show to finally make sense of things for all of us.

Now, part of the reason there’s a lot of mystery in the credit industry is because the two credit bureaus in Canada, Equifax and TransUnion, aren’t completely transparent and like to keep private a lot of information surrounding how they score consumers when it comes to credit.

Luckily, Richard has taken it upon himself to try to find out some of their hidden secrets and test things out so he can help consumers like you and me, and of course share everything he knows in his latest book The Credit Game.

For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/213

Nov 6, 2019

Money and mental health, have you ever wondered if there is a connection? Because there absolutely is. And surprisingly, even though this is something I’ve known for a while, and even experienced in my personal life, I’ve never had anyone on the podcast to talk about it with me.

Luckily, I know people. Like Melanie Lockert, who was on episode 21 of the podcast all the way back in 2015. A lot has happened since we recorded that episode. She published a book called Dear Debt, moved from Portland to L.A., and founded a women’s financial literacy event called Lola Retreat. She’s also become very well known as not only a debt expert, but also a money and mental health advocate.

And that’s what we’re talking about on the show, hopefully to shed some light on a topic not many people are talking about. If you or someone you know is struggling with financial issues, mental health issues, or both, here are some resources we mentioned on the show that you may want to look into for help:

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/212

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