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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: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

For this money minute, I'm going to answer to questions I get all the time.

1) Why should I have an emergency fund?

2) How much should I have in it?

An emergency fund is simply cash you have in a savings account you don't touch unless there's an emergency, and the typical rule of thumb is to have 3, 6 or 9 months' worth of your living expenses (which you can find by having a budget and tracking your spending!).

Jan 29, 2020

For this episode of the Mo’ Money Podcast, I’ve got my friend Kara Perez on the show. She is the founder of Bravely Go, a feminist financial education company. Her company focuses on bringing actionable and accessible financial education to people through pop up events and an online community. Kara is also the co-host of the award-winning The Fairer Cents podcast and if that wasn’t enough she’s also a money coach!

In this episode, we talk about why there is such a need to hear diverse voices in the personal finance world so we can all learn from each other, what it means to be a financial feminist, and Kara shares her tips on how to negotiate like a pro so you can level up your money (a skill I sure wish I had back in my 20s).

Kara also shares her story of graduating soon after the recession with an English degree, and living on a low income for many years while struggling to pay off her debt. By taking the time to educate herself about money and being disciplined with living below her means, she was able to crush her debt and now works full-time running her own company teaching others how to empower themselves through personal finance. Although she doesn’t like to say if she can do it so can you, hopefully her story will serve as some inspiration that no matter where you’re at in life, there’s always a path to a better financial life.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/224

Jan 24, 2020

For another edition of Money Minute with Jessica Moorhouse (that's me), I'm going to share with you the different ways that you can check your credit scores for free in both Canada and the US. An important thing to note, in Canada we have 2 credit bureaus: TransUnion and Equifax. In the US, there are 3 bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax and Experian. No matter if you're in Canada or the US, you must check all of your scores. These bureaus are different companies, they do not share information or talk to each other, and the scores will be different. 

Jan 22, 2020

Having spent 35 years in the investment business in both Toronto and London, Larry Bates knows a thing or two about how the banks operate and how to be a savvy investor. Which is what inspired him to write his book Beat the Bank, which is all about how to beat the bank at their own game…namely getting rich off you, not helping you get rich!

In his book, Larry provides insight into how the investment industry in Canada works, and how best to achieve higher returns through the use of better investment products. In other words, it’s time to stop investing in high-fee actively-managed mutual funds from the bank in favour of index funds or index-ETFs using a robo-advisor or self-directed investing using a discount brokerage.

Seeing as this podcast is in its 10th season, I’ve interviewed hundreds of authors and money experts on this show, but I’ve gotta say, if you’re Canadian and you’re looking for a good intro to investing book, this is it! This is my new go-to recommendation (in addition to my other favourites like Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam, Wealthing Like Rabbits by Robert Brown, and The Value of Simple by John Robertson). If you want to start your investing journey and want a non-dry book on investing in Canada, you need to grab this book. You will not be disappointed!

Also, don’t forget, I’m giving away a copy of his book! To enter to win you just have to visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests.

For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/223

Jan 17, 2020

Welcome to my new weekly series on the Mo' Money Podcast called "Money Minute with Jessica Moorhouse"!

I love doing interviews for this show, but sometimes I just want to talk to you directly and share some tips or pieces of wisdom that I think could help you on your personal finance journey...all in just a few minutes per episode.

This first episode is me sharing 5 different banks that offer no-fee chequing accounts in both Canada and the US. If you're paying monthly bank fees, I challenge you to calculate how much you're spending on bank fees in a year. You may be surprised! Just think of what you could do with that money instead if you switched to a no-fee bank.

Jan 15, 2020

I can’t believe we’re already celebrating Season 10 of the Mo’ Money Podcast, which is why to kick off this new season I wanted to share a special episode that will hopefully inspire and motivate you to take a good look at your spending and see how you can save some money with minimal effort.

The perfect guest to talk about this with me is Gordon Stein, author of Cashflow Cookbook. In his book he shares 60 different ways you can save between $25 and $900 per month! If you add all of those ways up, you could save $13,000 per month total! You know the old adage “A penny saved is a penny earned”? Well, it’s true! If you can find a way to cut down on costs or save money on things you’re already spending money on, that means there’s more money leftover for you to put towards your emergency fund, a future vacation, or your retirement investments.

And what’s great about Gordon’s book and the tips he shares in this episode is they are all fairly simple to implement and don’t require you to live like one of those people featured on TLC’s show “Extreme Cheapskates”. Because at the end of the day, you probably don’t want to live like an extreme cheapskate, and I sure don’t either. That kind of life, in my opinion, isn’t sustainable for the long-term. But the tips that Gordon shares are, and can save you a ton of money over the course of years and decades.

Also, don’t forget, I’m giving away a copy of his book! To enter to win you just have to visit jessicamoorhouse.com/contests.

For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/222

Jan 7, 2020

I've got something very special to share with you that I needed to jump on here to tell you before the start of Season 10! I am launching my LIVE 6-Week Fix Your Finances Masterclass next week and registration is now open...but not for long. Registration closes on Tuesday, Jan. 14 and the masterclass officially starts on Wednesday, Jan. 15. To learn more and to sign up, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/fixyourfinances

And if that's not exciting enough, Wednesday, Jan. 15 will be the day Season 10 drops. I'll also be doing something very special this season, but you'll just have to wait and see what that is!

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