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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: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

Have you ever watched the show Ballers with Dwayne Johnson? I know, that doesn’t sound like the type of show I’d watch (I know nothing about sports!), but my husband was watching it one night and told me it was about an ex-NFL player who becomes a financial planner. Now that’s my kind of show!

Well, cut to present day and I have basically a real-life “baller” on the podcast! Jedidiah Collins played for the NFL for seven seasons, and studied to become a CFP on the off-season. Post-NFL career, he now owns his own financial services company, does public speaking and is on a mission to educate others how to make their money work better for them.

We get into what it was like playing for the NFL, earning those big game cheques, and how he was able to avoid being another sports star who ended their career with no savings in the bank. We also dive into his new workbook Your Money Vehicle that he developed to be an actionable guidebook for others to build their own financial plans and set themselves on the right path.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/238

Apr 17, 2020

This week, new (and more flexible) criteria for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was announced. That means that if you weren't originally eligible to receive the $2,000 benefit payout, you might be now!

Important Resources

Apply for CERB: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

FAQs about CERB: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html

Scenarios for Eligibility: https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/04/01/faq-canada-emergency-response-benefit/

Info on COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Apr 15, 2020

Life is crazy sometimes. Back in 2009, when I was struggling to find a full-time job after university thanks to the Great Recession, I got an on-call job as a teleprompter operator for Global News thanks to my dad putting a good word in for me (he’d worked there for over 20 years).

It was honestly a god send because it meant I could earn a little money, pay off my student loan and start saving to eventually move out of my parent’s basement. Anywho, while I worked there (and I ended up keeping that job as a side hustle for 3 years) I would sometimes see the ladies from Smart Cookies appear on the news and share their personal finance wisdom. Cut to 2020, as we enter possibly another recession, I’ve got Smart Cookies co-founder Katie Dunsworth-Reiach on my podcast to talk about how to navigate your money during these uncertain times. And since her personal finance journey was majorly impacted from the last recession too, she has some amazing advice and food for thought in this episode.

Just remember, we’ve gone through many recessions in history before, and there will be many more in the future. It’s how you react and what actions you ultimately take during those hard times that will define your path.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/237

Apr 10, 2020

This Monday, April 6, applications opened up to anyone eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Even though the application process is incredibly simple and easy, finding out if you're eligible...not so much. I go through exactly how to find out if you're eligible for the $2,000/month benefit in this episode.

Important Resources

Apply for CERB: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

FAQs about CERB: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html

Scenarios for Eligibility: https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/04/01/faq-canada-emergency-response-benefit/

Info on COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Apr 9, 2020

Since so much is going on and many of you listening are looking for some financial relief during this pandemic, I thought I would do another special episode with my pal Erin Lowry who is a money expert in the U.S. and the author of Broke Millennial and Broke Millennial Takes on Investing.

Erin has been hard at work compiling a number of resources in a massive Google spreadsheet (link below) to help you during these uncertain times, and she joins me in this episode to share what you need to know about applying for unemployment insurance and getting your stimulus check if you're living the U.S.

Unemployment Insurance

Department of Labor website:

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/unemployment-insurance

Career One Stop website:

https://www.careeronestop.org/

Stimulus Check

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know

Broke Millennial's Coronavirus/Recession Relief Hub

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13OdpUwbi_VytzS4trSsGx25FxElrozbegPZK8KnSLpU/edit#gid=141836046

Support Erin & Buy Her Books

  • Broke Millennial
  • Broke Millennial Takes on Investing
Apr 8, 2020

I can’t believe it’s been over 2 years since I’ve had Chris Guillebeau on the show to promote his book Side Hustle, and of course to share his expertise about side hustles. Well, he’s back with a brand-new book, and this time his first work of fiction, called The Money Tree.

This book is actually pretty timely, since it focuses on characters dealing with some tough times financially, so you’ll definitely be able to relate to the story. But since it’s still a book about money, it also offers some solutions and helpful advice on how to overcome these obstacles, how to think differently about your money and earning potential, and how to not let the outside world determine the course of your future.

I personally found his book super inspiring, so I hope you enjoy this podcast episode and of course pick up a copy of Chris’ new book!

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/236

Apr 3, 2020

It's totally normal to feel anxious about everything going on right now. Just like you, I've been battling with my anxiety for the past several weeks, but I've started to do a few things to manage it better.

It's no good feeling worried and anxious for weeks or months on end, so here are some things I'm doing to control my anxiety so I can live a relatively normal life until the stock market stops being an up and down rollercoaster and there's a solution to this health crisis.

  1. Set up a new normal routine (shower, dressed, breakfast, to-do list, etc...)
  2. When working from home, set up a dedicated work station
  3. Take breaks, such as using the Pomodore Technique, which involves working for 25 minutes (set a timer) then taking a break. https://francescocirillo.com/pages/pomodoro-technique
  4. Limit your info intake each day from the news and social media
  5. Exercise daily
  6. Journal each day or week
  7. Meditate
  8. Sleep at least 8 hours per day and have a set sleep schedule
  9. Socialize online
  10. Avoid/limit alcohol and drug dependency
  11. Think of life in 1-2 week chunks (or day by day)
  12. Accept that anxiety and fear are normal for what’s going on right now
  13. Be careful with "What Ifs"
  14. Get professional help if needed
Apr 2, 2020

Due to the tanking stock market, mass job layoffs, and the pandemic, many Canadians are finding themselves in a situation where they are no longer earning an income (or now have a reduced income) and don't have an emergency fund. If you don't have any new money coming in and you don't have any money saved up, what can you do?

Recently it was announced that some lenders, including the big banks, in Canada will be providing mortgage borrowers the opportunity to defer their mortgage payments. To explain more about what this actually looks like and what this could do to your credit score, I'm joined with credit expert and author Richard Moxley for this special timely episode.

More info about mortgage deferrals: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/mortgage-loan-insurance/the-resource/covid19-understanding-mortgage-payment-deferral

Make sure to support Richard and grab a copy of his new book The Credit Game: https://amzn.to/2y5UjeA

Apr 1, 2020

I know revising or even setting new financial goals may seem like the last thing you want to do right now (I get it, there’s a pandemic going on!), but right now is actually the perfect time to sit down and take a hard look at your finances. If you don’t have a budget, this is the time to make one. And if you do, it’s time to make a new one because you can stop those auto-contributions to your travel fund. To discuss this and her new book The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal I’ve got Alyssa Davies on the show, blogger and YouTuber at Mixed Up Money.

Aside from talking about the importance of having a budget and tracking your spending, we also discuss how to set and plan for different types of financial goals like homeownership and starting a family, and Alyssa shares some tips and techniques to help you get started.

For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/235

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