Darryl Brown wants you to stop complaining about bad financial advice and do something about it.
If you walk into a bank, give them money, don’t ask questions and do zero research on investing, then you’ve pretty much given up your right to complain ...Show More
Kelley Keehn wants you to feel good about your money.
To feel good about your money, you have to educate yourself, ideally as early as possible.
Before you sign up for a credit card, read a ton about credit cards and how they work.
Before you buy a h...Show More
Robert Brown wants you to not be afraid of a little hard work.
Robert grew up on a dairy farm. His father worked the farm while also working a full-time job at General Motors.
Robert learned about working for money early and also about patience and d...Show More
Sonya Smith-Valentine wants you to be Financially Fierce.
Sonya has an accounting degree and a law degree.
She is a CPA and a lawyer, and has worked professionally as both.
Sonya has worked for legal aid in New York and Maryland, and later started a ...Show More
J. Money wants you to know that Budgets Are Sexy.
That’s the title of the personal finance blog that he started 11 years ago, and even though you may never think budgets are sexy, the point that J. is trying to get across is that personal finance doe...Show More
Ericka Young wants you to be intentional and have a plan before you spend any money.
This applies to every single situation that involves money, which is pretty much everything.
As Paula Pant says at the beginning of her podcast, you can afford anyth...Show More
Robert Farrington wants you to think before you click the button and accept your student loans.
Getting an education is an investment and you should spend some time thinking about what you’re investing in and what kind of return your investment will ...Show More
Stacy Yanchuk-Oleksy wants you to see a non-profit credit counsellor if you have credit problems.
Stacy is Director of Education and Community Awareness at the Credit Counselling Society.
If you’ve listened to episode 76 of the show, you know that I ...Show More
Shanah Bell wants you to lead a happy, unorthodox life.
You can be successful without following the traditional 9 to 5 career path option. It’s true.
But to get there, you have to be open to opportunity and change, and sometimes you have to be a bit ...Show More
Sandy Yong wants everyone to learn about personal finance so that their future self can thank them for it.
Sandy figured out early on that if you give your money to the big banks, and don’t know what you want to invest in, they will choose the ones w...Show More
Ed Rempel wants you to know that the conventional personal finance wisdom most people follow, might not be the best for your financial situation. Unconventional wisdom, as he calls it, might be your path to financial success.
Ed has been a financial ...Show More
Sandi Martin wants someone giving financial advice to be paid by the person who’s receiving financial advice. And the someone giving financial advice should be paid a fee for the financial services they provide.
Sandi worked at a bank for years and h...Show More
Janine Rogan wants you to know that no one is born with an understanding of personal finance.
Janine got pretty good at making money early. Queen of the side hustle, they called her.
But somehow her bank account was always empty and her credit cards ...Show More
Michael Kruse wants you to not be afraid of changing your career.
We usually go to school for one thing. One field of study. One industry. Then we work hard to find jobs and build experience in that industry. We become experts. After 10 or 15 years w...Show More
Ellen Roseman has been sticking up for Canadians as an advocate for consumer rights for the past 35 years.
If you’re interested in Canadian personal finance, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already read something written by Ellen Roseman.
Owen Winkelmolen wants you to talk to someone...anyone...before you make any investment decisions.
Ideally it would be someone in the personal finance realm. A coach like me, or a financial planner or advisor.
But please just talk to someone, because...Show More
Saijal Patel wants you to know that women are 80% more likely to live in poverty in retirement than men.
This is a terrible statistic. Seriously, why is anyone living in poverty in retirement.
If someone is retired, that means they have either worked...Show More
For this episode, the host becomes the guest and my wife becomes the host!
I decided that after 75 episodes it was time to become the guest and tell my story.
I’ve talked a lot on the show about my history with addiction but just bits and pieces here...Show More
For my 75th episode I decided to record a 75 minute episode with 74 1-minute (or less) segments, one for each of the 74 shows published so far (leaving 30 seconds for the introduction and whatever is left for the sign-off).
Each segment has an intro...Show More
Larry Bates want you to Beat The Bank.
That’s the title of his new book and it’s all about challenging the status quo of Canadians paying the highest investment fees in the world and believing that the financial industry has their best interests at h...Show More
John Lanza wants to help families raise money-smart, money-empowered kids so that they can live happier, more fulfilled lives.
John is the creator of the Money Mammals and the author of The Art of Allowance.
I want to tell you everything about the Mo...Show More
The Loonie Doctor wants to keep new doctors from falling into the lifestyle inflation trap.
The Loonie Doctor prefers to remain anonymous so all I can tell you is that he is a doctor and he lives somewhere in Southern Ontario.
As you may have heard, ...Show More
Tom Drake is known as the godfather of Canadian personal finance bloggers.
In fact, Tom just hit his 10-year blogging anniversary this month, February 2019.
Originally Canadian Finance Blog, Tom rebranded to Maple Money and now even has a podcast cal...Show More
Michelle Hung is on a mission to empower women to take control of their finances by providing them the education and support in order to gain the confidence they need to make their own investment decisions.
Michelle has a degree in math, is a Charter...Show More
Jason Butler wants you to know that you can still have fun and live your life while you are in debt.
Jason graduated from Savannah State University in 2008 with around $25,000 in debt, but due to a variety of factors, which we discuss in the intervie...Show More
Rubina Ahmed-Haq wants you to know that personal finance can be exciting!
Rubina is a personal finance expert and has been a broadcast journalist for 20 years..
Rubina’s experience in broadcasting means that she has this ability to take dry financial...Show More
Nico Barawid wants you to know that personal finance is very different for immigrants.
And it’s even harder if you’re an immigrant who is also a woman or person of colour, like Nico’s Mom.
Nico came to the US from the Philippines with his parents whe...Show More
Jackie Lam wants you to be proud of being frugal.
Frugal doesn’t mean cheap.
There was a time when Jackie needed to be frugal because she had no choice.
But today, for her and many others, being frugal is really about making sure that her spending be...Show More
Damion Lupo wants you to ask yourself: How can I serve and contribute to others in a deep and meaningful way?
If you’re just chasing dollars without meaning, you could end up rich if you’re lucky, but even if you are one of the lucky ones who makes m...Show More
Melissa Leong wants you to spend smart, save right and enjoy life.
Those are the words on the cover of her new book Happy Go Money, which was just released this week!
Melissa is a personal finance writer, on-air personality, speaker and bestselling a...Show More
Cal MacWilliam helps developing countries get money when they need it most.
Cal is a senior economist at the World Bank, a global organization that helps to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
Cal will meet with the go...Show More
Zena Amundsen wants you to know that money is emotional.
One of the emotions often associated with money is fear.
That’s what Zena felt when she separated from her husband for 2 years, with 2 small children and absolutely no knowledge of her personal...Show More
Mr. Prairie FIRE wants you to discover something about yourself by knowing your finances.
Mr. Prairie FIRE, let’s call him Fred, is an anonymous Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) blogger in the prairies of Western Canada at prairiefirecanada...Show More
Elizabeth Naumovski is the host of a new television show called Finance is Personal.
On the show she talks with women who are experts in personal finance, while educating viewers about financial literacy.
Elizabeth decided to make women the focus of ...Show More
Glen James wants you to know that money doesn’t really matter.
Glen has a very successful financial planning business in Australia and hosts Australia’s top podcast for millennials, called my millenial money.
Glen believes that if you follow your pas...Show More
Liz Enriquez wants you to grow and learn and ask questions about money.
By age 21, Liz had travelled to over 20 countries and paid for them out of pocket...By age 22, she paid off her university tuition…By age 24, she saved over $50,000 and bought a ...Show More
At 22, Arian Beyzaei is Vice President of Operations at Enriched Academy and has investments of over $100,000.
At 16 he read Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and told his parents he wasn’t going to college or university.
They were not happy with...Show More
Danielle Alexandria wants to help you create true wealth and freedom for the rest of your life.
She believes that creating wealth isn’t just about investing in funds and letting them grow for 40 years. A more holistic approach is needed.
As a financi...Show More
Robert Gignac wants you to know that you are capable of creating the financial future you desire.
But you can’t create a financial future if you don’t know anything about your financial present.
17 years ago, Robert lost his job in IT and realized he...Show More
Rona Birenbaum wants you to be financially successful.
Rona started out in the financial services industry at a time when sales commissions were huge and the focus was on making money for yourself, and not necessarily your clients.
Rona decided that ...Show More
Darlene Patgunarajah never fit in with the status quo. Darlene is a pioneer.
She started out as a registered nurse, and is currently working at an agency for financial advisors. This is not a very common career path.
Darlene is an excellent example o...Show More
David Jenkins wants to help you learn about investing. But he doesn’t want any compensation.
David wants you to pay it forward. If you learn something from his website, he wants you to make a donation to charity instead. David’s charity of choice is ...Show More
After driving for 20 hours to Orlando, Florida from Hamilton, Ontario, I decided that my 51st episode of the show would be a live solo episode from the podcast studio at FinCon 2018.
What am I talking about for 25 minutes?
Podcasts, of course!
I list...Show More
Tina from Money Flamingo will reach semi-retirement in 863 days.
Money Flamingo is an Australian blog about Financial Independence and Retiring Early, also known as FIRE.
There are many FIRE bloggers on the internet, and I will have a Canadian one on...Show More
Bessie Hassan is passionate about helping people find better deals and save money.
Bessie is the Australian Head of PR and Money Expert at Australia’s largest financial comparison site, finder.com.au.
I reached out to Bessie for the Australian Person...Show More
Kylie Travers turns obstacles into opportunities.
During a 3-year period, Kylie Travers lived through spousal abuse and subsequent divorce, she was homeless, robbed of everything including her underwear, she was temporarily paralyzed, had a cancer sc...Show More
Eric Arnold’s personal finance story is not for the risk-averse.
Eric is what you might call a serial entrepreneur.
Whatever people have in their brain that prevents them from taking huge risks… yeah, Eric doesn’t have that.
What does this mean for E...Show More
Boyce Collins doesn’t want you to become house poor.
As a mortgage broker, his responsibility is to get you the best mortgage for you. This isn’t always the case when you go to get a mortgage from a bank. And the best mortgage isn’t necessarily the o...Show More
Engel Jones has conducted over 2,000 interviews since 2016. They were all at least 12 minutes long.
In 2016 Engel decided that he was going to do 1001 interviews in 3 months, using a framework of questions that he came up with that take around 12 min...Show More
Tom Kuegler graduated from college with a degree in marketing, over $80,000 in school debt (that’s US dollars by the way) and couldn’t find a job in marketing.
He realized that he was good at writing and started taking whatever writing jobs he could....Show More
Leanna Haakons grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. She realized early on that if she wanted to make a living for herself that she had to build skills and take advantage of opportunities as they came to her.
So it’s no surprise that at the age of 30...Show More
Ian Clarke was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) for 26.5 years and as of 2017 is the current CFO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).
As a CFO, he manages the finances of corporations, but i...Show More
Did you know that it can cost $30,000 to hire someone in the tech industry?
Let’s say you have a company and you want to hire a data scientist or mobile developer. Maybe you’ll pay them a $100,000 salary. Tech recruitment companies could charge you 3...Show More
What does a book about quitting smoking have to do with your personal finances?
That’s what I asked my friend Mark Rivard when he told me about his personal finance story.
I know you’re thinking, if you quit smoking, then you save money. Sure that’s ...Show More
Tyler Sheff doesn’t believe that real estate is a “get rich quick” investment. His team understands the value of the old saying that “slow and steady wins the race”.
Many people look to real estate as a way to make some quick money, or guaranteed ret...Show More
Mark Podolsky buys land from people that don’t want it and sells it to people who do.
He’s done this over 5,000 times since he started in 2001, and he averages a 300% return on every deal. For example, if he buys a parcel of land for $2,500, he would...Show More
This episode is about the Future of Payments in Canada and around the world.
How do you pay for things today, in your personal and business lives?
Cash, cheque, credit, debit, wire transfers, email money transfers?
Maybe you’re living in the future a...Show More
Gord Stein wants you to build 2 million dollars in wealth over the next 10 years.
If you implement every cashflow savings idea in his book, and then take that saved money and invest it over 10 years at 7%, you will have an extra $2 million.
How doe...Show More
Barry Choi wasn't always a personal finance expert. Back in his 20s he didn't know anything about investment fees or what he should be investing in.
But when someone suggested that he might be paying more than he needed to, he quickly found that it ...Show More
Jeff Cates is the president and CEO of Intuit Canada, the company behind QuickBooks Online, TurboTax and Mint.com.
There are 13 guests on this episode!
Here are the times they all appear if you’re looking for someone specific:
4:55 - Jeff Cates, Pres...Show More
Raj Lala is an investment fund artist.
I talk about exchange traded funds(ETFs) a lot.
How the best portfolio is a diversified portfolio. And how the simplest way to diversify is to buy a handful of ETFs that are built to mimic certain parts of the m...Show More
Laurie Campbell is very passionate about improving financial literacy.
When I saw her speak at the Financial Wellness and Retirement Readiness Conference in February of 2018, I was impressed by her devotion to helping people solve debt problems.
Matthew Jarvis is not a magician.
Yet there are those that come to him when they are about to retire and expect him to make a small amount of retirement savings last for 30 years.
Matthew is a Certified Financial Planner who’s clients are exclusively...Show More
Hamza Khan had a toxic relationship with money.
Obsessing about saving and spending caused a lot of stress in his family when he was young, so when he started making his own money, he just didn’t want to go there at all.
But when you’re not paying at...Show More
John Kalos worked in a bank for a long time.
Over the years he realized that the bank’s mandate was to sell products first and helping people took a back seat to this mandate.
He found himself in a situation where he was being told he had to sell inv...Show More
Shannon Lee Simmons wants everyone to have access to unbiased and affordable financial advice.
In late 2010, frustrated that Bay street was only interested in clients that have tons of money, she left her high paying job to start the Barter Babes pro...Show More
There are two main types of investing, active and passive.
Active investing is typically for people who have a deep understanding of the investments they are working with. They are trying to time the market by buying an investment when it is low, and...Show More
By day, Matt Matheson is a teacher and assistant principal, but when the day is done he takes on his role of Canada's newest personal finance blogger.
Matt started writing at https://methodtoyourmoney.ca in October 2017 and since then has gotten the ...Show More
Eric Brotman understands that a relationship with a financial planner is a multi-generational thing.
I talk about this a lot on the show, but it’s all about a holistic plan that takes into account all the financial aspects of your life, and it’s abou...Show More
In 2011, Cait Flanders had credit card debt of $30,000, no more available credit, $100 in the bank, and had to move back in with her parents.
Cait decided to reboot the blog she had previously deleted, called Blonde on a Budget, hoping that writing a...Show More
Carrot Rewards is a free app for your smartphone or Fitbit that helps you earn your favourite reward points by making healthy lifestyle choices.
What if I told you that you would get a reward every time you went for a walk?
Ok, sometimes I'll reward ...Show More
Since he was 20 years old, Richard Peddie dreamed about being president of an NBA basketball team.
In November of 1996 his dream became reality when he was offered the job of president of the Toronto Raptors.
In 1998, the Toronto Maple Leafs bought t...Show More
Lindsay and Graham Plumb want you to be unstoppable with your personal finances.
If you’re 30 to 45 years old, for example, and you have a couple of kids, and a mortgage, maybe unstoppable is not the first word that comes to mind when you think of yo...Show More
Did you know that Canada has a Financial Literacy Leader?
Jane Rooney was appointed Canada's Financial Literacy Leader in 2014 within the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).
Yes, there is a government official whose main job is to ...Show More
Allison Suter is a total tax nerd.
When someone mentions income taxes, do you get excited or are you filled with dread?
Do you wait until the last possible moment to file your taxes?
When you finally start the process, are you so on edge that if the ...Show More
For the Money 20/20 Payments Race in October 2017, Amélie Arras chose bitcoin as her method of payment and made her way from Toronto to Las Vegas in a week.
Imagine you’re visiting Europe for the first time.
For some reason you didn’t think to b...Show More
Jessica Moorhouse travelled from Toronto to Las Vegas over one week using only a chip and pin credit card.
It’s October 2017 and I’m at the SIBOS global financial services conference in Toronto. I post something about the conference on Facebook and m...Show More
Stephen Weyman knows a lot about credit cards.
In my opinion, credit cards should only be used in one way: I think you should only buy something with a credit card if that money is sitting in your bank account right now.
Credit cards are not fo...Show More
“Over a period of time it’s become incredibly difficult for any individual to stand in front of the data or the facts, and say that there is a defensible edge that I have in picking stocks, or creating strategies in this market that will outperform t...Show More
Mike Wickware started out having no idea what he wanted to do with his life and now he is Chief Marketing Officer of a company called Planswell.
Along the way, Mike had to make hard decisions about what was right for him and really think about what h...Show More
“What we are looking for is partnerships, opportunities to learn, and collaborations to push forward the betterment of humanity.” - Richard Ndahiro of the United Nations Capital Development Fund
When I attend any conference, I’ve realized the most va...Show More
“Relationship builds trust, trust builds credibility, credibility builds influence. There are no shortcuts to that. There’s no app for that.” Todd Bender, Founder, CityKidz
Two weeks ago I got an email from J. Money and the team from Rockstar Finance...Show More
"I'm thinking about building Lego right now Dad. Talk to me about compound interest later, ok?" - Chad Sichello
Who will teach our kids about personal finance?
In Canada, parents can open a bank account for their kids when they are really young. But...Show More
I originally interviewed the co-founders of lending loop for Episode 2 of The Personal Finance Show so when I saw that they were setup at SIBOS in the Canadian Fintech corner, I knew that I wanted to include them in the Canadian FinTech ...Show More
“Being good at money doesn’t mean you have to give up the things that you love.” - Desirae Odjick
Desirae Odjick is very interested in helping you be great at money.
The best part is that she breaks it down in a way we can all understand.
This is s...Show More
“I would much rather come up with the right solution for you, rather than the solution that is going to make me money today.” - Doug Hoyes
This is the kind of thinking that makes me want to send everyone to Hoyes Michalos and Associates for help.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5 contestants began the Money 20/20 Payments Race in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the SIBOS conference.
Each contestant must use a different method of payment to get from Toronto to Las Vegas in 7 days, with checkpoints...Show More
At age 30, Sean Cooper paid off the mortgage on his $425,000 home in Toronto.
He started with a hefty $170,000 down payment and then paid off his $255,000 mortgage in only 3 years.
Sean’s story is about goal setting.
You start with a goal and you ...Show More
When I first heard about Planswell, I joined their waiting list immediately.
Planswell is giving free financial plans to all Canadians.
This is what I’ve been looking for. Free budgeting and tracking from mint.com and now free financial plans. As I w...Show More
Jessica Moorhouse is a millennial personal finance expert, award-winning blogger, host of the Mo’ Money Podcast and founder of the Millennial Money Meetup.
Last year, after I met Jessica and told her my story about being addicted to gambling for 20 ...Show More
Tate Hackert wants you to have a better option for short-term cash flow needs.
Tate is in Toronto for the Payments Canada Summit from May 24-26 so I invited him to my studio to talk about ZayZoon and the 2nd annual FinTech Cup, which will be presente...Show More
“Lending Loop is Canada's first fully regulated peer-to-peer lending platform focused on small business.”
That’s the official description from lendingloop.ca.
After interviewing co-founders, Cato Pastoll and Brandon Vlaar, I realized Lending Loop is ...Show More
Sitting down to chat with Chris Chan of Dwello was like sitting down with Elon Musk of Tesla to talk about electric cars, and then finding out that it’s not about the cars at all, it’s about the batteries.
Batteries that are going to change the world...Show More