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The MapleMoney Show

The MapleMoney Show is a personal finance podcast helping Canadians learn how to make money, save money, invest money, and spend money in a way that helps you create lasting financial freedom.More information at https://maplemoney.com

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How to Invest in a Volatile Stock Market, with Kanwal Sarai

In recent weeks, the arrival of Coronavirus in North America has wreaked havoc on the stock market, bringing with it fears of a sustained economic downturn, including talk of a possible recession. And while no one really knows how it will all play out, there are steps investors can take when faced with a volatile stock market. With everything that’s going on, it felt like the perfect time to have this week’s guest join us. A dividend value investor for more than 20 years, Kanwal Sarai is the founder and editor of the Simply Investing Report. At the end of the episode, stay tuned for a special offer Kanwal has extended to MapleMoney Show listeners. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/kanwalsarai Our sponsor, EQ Bank, has partnered with TransferWise, to give Canadians a better way to send money overseas. The result is fully transparent and remarkably quick international money transfers that are up to 8X cheaper for EQ Bank customers. To find out more, visit https://maplemoney.com/eqbank

43mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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How To Play the Credit Game, with Richard Moxley

Did you know that closing a credit card can actually hurt your credit score? Or that your bank may not be reporting your credit information to both of Canada’s credit bureaus? In this episode, I’m joined by Richard Moxley, credit expert and author of the book, The Credit Game. Richard explains why it is so important to monitor your credit on a regular basis, and he also busts a few credit score myths along the way. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/richardmoxley Our sponsor, Borrowell, is on a mission is to help Canadians feel great about their credit. To do it, they’ve taken a product that was once $23/month, and made it completely free. To get a copy of your free credit score, credit report, as well as ongoing monitoring every month, head to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell

32mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Financial Advice From Internet Forums? Ask the Right Questions, with Joe Saul-Sehy

Ah, the internet, where everyone has an opinion and people get advice from anonymous strangers. But it doesn't have to be all bad if you know the right questions to ask and have the right level of skepticism to not blindly accept the replies when it involves your personal finances. Joe Saul-Sehy, the founder of Stacking Benjamins and Money With Friends, gets out of the basement to join the show to discuss how we can use the internet and make the most of forums, social media, and Facebook groups. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/joesaulsehy I've talked about robo-advisors often on the show and over at the blog as well. Especially our sponsor Wealthsimple. But I get it's a new option and you might have some questions. Wealthsimple now lets you book a 15-minute call with an experienced Portfolio Manager, with no obligation to set up an account. To see if robo-advisors make sense for you, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimplechat

26mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Mapping out an RV Lifestyle, with Nick True

One of our favourite things to talk about in Canada is the extraordinary cost of real estate, especially in Toronto and Vancouver. But who says you need to be locked into a mortgage, or even a location? Nick True from Mapped Out Money lives full time in an RV. And it's not just him, his wife and four pets are also packed into their Airstream! Keep listening for the pros and cons and how he makes it all work. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/nicktrue Are you curious about robo-advisors but have some questions? Thanks to our sponsor, Wealthsimple, you can book a 15 minute, no obligation call with an experienced Portfolio Manager. To book your call, simply head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimplechat 

25mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Are You Really Investing, or Just Gambling? with David Stein

Has anyone ever told you that they don’t invest because it’s no different than gambling? It’s a line I hear from time to time, so I invited this week’s guest on to the show, to answer the question once and for all. David Stein is the author of the new book, Money For The Rest Of Us, and hosts a podcast by the same name. Previously, for many years, he managed billions of dollars for institutional investors, so he knows a thing or two about the subject of investing. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/davidstein Have you heard the buzz about robo-advisors, and would love to know how it all works? Thanks to our sponsor, Wealthsimple, you can now book a 15 minute, no obligation call, with an experienced portfolio manager. Head get started, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimplechat

25mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Investing Mistakes Women Make, and How to Avoid Them, with Michelle Hung

Investing can be intimidating to anyone who hasn't gone through the process before, but are there certain things that especially hold women back from investing? From The Sassy Investor, Michelle Hung dives into the female mindset when it comes to investing, including how women perceive the stock market and if they're waiting too long to start investing. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/michellehung Are you a socially responsible investor? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple can help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, clean tech, human rights, and the environment. Get started with Socially Responsible Investing by visiting https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 

19mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Debt Relief Options to Get Back on Track, with Doug Hoyes Debt Relief Options to Get Back on Track, with Doug Hoyes

Do you feel like your debt is getting the better of you? Are you struggling to manage your payments, and wondering where to find relief? My guest this week is Doug Hoyes, host of the Debt Free in 30 Podcast, and a licensed insolvency trustee. For over 20 years, Doug has been helping Canadians eliminate their debt. Today, Doug joins us to discuss a variety of debt relief options, and how they can help you regain control of your finances. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/doughoyes Our sponsor, EQ Bank, has partnered with TransferWise, to give Canadians a better way to send money abroad. The result is fully transparent and remarkably quick international money transfers that are up to 8X cheaper for EQ Bank customers. To find out more, visit https://maplemoney.com/eqbank

39mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Check off These Year-End Tax Tips (It's Not Too Late!), with Janine Rogan

The end of the year is coming to a close, but it's not too late to optimize your taxes to keep more of your income. Janine Rogan runs us through her checklist of year-end tax tips to make sure you know what you can do now to get a bigger tax refund in the spring. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/janinerogan Smart Savings, by our sponsor Wealthsimple, is a better way to save. There are no-fees on deposits and withdrawals, and they offer higher interest rates than the big banks. You can find out more about Wealthsimple at https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 

23mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Teaching Your Kids About Money (Without Boring Them to Death) with Matt Matheson

Want to make sure your children learn about money and personal finance? The best way to ensure this happens is to start at home and start early. Matt Matheson, from Method To Your Money, is also an assistant principal and walks us through how we can find teachable moments for our children so they'll learn how to set goals, count their money and then save it, plus we cover the importance of giving and even letting them make their own mistakes early. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/mattmatheson You can make your money make more money with our sponsor, Wealthsimple. They will build you an intelligent, personalized portfolio using a Nobel prize winning investment strategy. The best part? MapleMoney listeners get their first $10,000 managed free for one year. Head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 

19mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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Creating Space to Execute a Fully Funded Lifestyle Change, with Jonathan Mendonsa

We've talked about FIRE, or Financial Independence Retire Early, on this show before, but how do you line up your finances to be able to make that major change to your lifestyle? Jonathan Mendonsa from Choose FI stopped by the show to explain how we can create space to execute a fully funded lifestyle change. We cover a lot today, like eliminating debt, increasing your savings, and creating additional income so you're not dependant on your job. Plus, just how much are your years of education and career loyalty really worth? You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/jonathanmendonsa I love our sponsor Borrowell's mission to help Canadians make great decisions about credit! They've taken a product that used to be $23 a month and made it absolutely free. To get your free credit score, free credit report, and continual monitoring, head over to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 

41mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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How to Get Wealthy Through Buy and Hold Investing, with Mark Seed

Do you avoid investing in stocks because you don't want to follow all these companies and know when to get in and out of an investment? Mark Seed from My Own Advisor is on the show this week to tell us about how to get started on a buy and hold investment strategy that will give you dividend income without constantly watching the stock market. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/markseed Make your money work harder with our sponsor, Wealthsimple. Get a bigger refund and pay lower fees with a Wealthsimple RRSP. Contributing to your RRSP is a great way to prepare for your future and get immediate savings off your tax bill. As a MapleMoney reader, get $10,000 managed for free when you open a new account or transfer your existing RRSP to Wealthsimple. Head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 

24mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Transitioning From Side-Gig Success to Quitting Your Job, with Steve Chou

Steve Chou and his wife started an online business so that his wife could quit her job. But then Steve's own blog, appropriately named My Wife Quit Her Job, also became a success. In fact, both business did so well that they were making much more online than he did at his day job. So today we dive in to why he stayed at the job as long as he did and what things are like now that he's quit and can focus on his family and multiple businesses. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/stevechou Did you know our sponsor, Wealthsimple, offers a free portfolio review? They'll review your investments, how much debt you have, and whether you're saving enough. Wealthsimple also helps you set goals and suggest ways to lower your fees and how much you pay in tax. Head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple today.

16mins

10 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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How to Find the Right Personal Finance Blog for You, with Harlan Landes

You're listening to the MapleMoney Show, and I hope you also love the MapleMoney blog, but the beauty of personal finance blogs is that there's something out there for everyone. While MapleMoney's mission is to help all Canadians with various money issues, there are many great sites dedicated only to investing or women's finances, or maybe even write with humour that attracts someone that might not have been interested otherwise. Harlan Landes is possibly the first personal finance blogger and a money community supporter through The Plutus Awards and Plutus Foundation. He joins us to inspire you to find blogs and bloggers that resonate with where you're at in your personal finance journey. We also discuss how to read online content with a critical eye, including if they know what they're talking about and what bias or profit motivation does the writer have. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/harlanlandes This episode is made possible by our sponsors at Borrowell. Have you heard the saying, “what gets measured, gets managed”? Borrowell conducted a study that found a correlation between the frequency of checking your credit score, and credit score increases. To begin increasing your credit score, head over to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 

28mins

3 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle Without Going Broke, with Brad Barrett

Health and wealth. Those two things seem to go hand in hand, whether it's new year's resolutions or just those of us that want to stop bad habits and get on the right track. While we obviously talk a lot about money here, what if you wanted to be healthier without it knocking you off your road to financial freedom? Brad Barrett from Choose FI joins us this week to discuss how he was able to adopt a healthy lifestyle while still staying frugal. You can cut out the junk, eat better, exercise, and simply get fit without it hitting your wallet. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/bradbarrett Are you a socially responsible investor? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple can help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, clean tech, human rights, and the environment. Get started with Socially Responsible Investing by visiting https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 

28mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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How to Become More Productive this Year, with Mike Vardy

It’s January, which means that people everywhere are striving to stay on top of their New Year’s resolutions. I hate to spoil the fun, but did you know that most people will give up on their New Year’s goals by February? My guest this week knows a thing or two about how to become more productive, and according to him, there are better ways to achieve your goals than trying to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Mike Vardy is a productivity expert, founder of the Productivityist website and podcast, and a sought after speaker and coach. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/mikevardy RRSP season is here so it's a great time to open an RRSP through our sponsor, Wealthsimple, so you can get a bigger refund AND help you save on investment fees. MapleMoney readers get $10,000 managed for free by opening a new account, or by transferring their RRSP to Wealthsimple. To open your Wealthsimple RRSP today, head to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple

30mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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How to Go Into Business With Your Spouse and Thrive, with Mike Monfredi

Thinking of starting a business with your spouse? Or maybe you already have a business and are considering bringing your significant other on so they can leave their job and enjoy the entrepreneurial lifestyle with you? Mike Monfredi from MikedUp Blog is here today to walk us through what it's been like to work with his wife at their dental practice. We cover the pros and cons and how you can find opportunities to work together with your spouse that actually creates a stronger relationship from it. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/mikemonfredi Today's show is brought to you by our sponsors at Borrowell, Canada's leading credit education company. My wife and I both signed up to get our free credit scores and credit reports and receive an update each month via email. Get your free credit score at https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 

21mins

1 May 2019

Rank #16

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Understanding The Levels of Financial Freedom, with Rob Berger

How do you feel when you look at your investment statements? Will you ever experience financial freedom? How about retirement? Does it seem like nothing more than a pipedream? My guest this week is Rob Berger, a personal finance editor for Forbes, and author of the book, Retire Before Mom and Dad. According to Rob, financial freedom is a journey, not a destination, and he shows us ways that we can get started right away. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/robberger Our sponsor, Borrowell, is on a mission is to help Canadians feel great about their credit. To do it, theyíve taken a product that was once $23/month and made it completely free. To get a copy of your free credit score, credit report, as well as ongoing monitoring every month, head to maplemoney.com/borrowell 

29mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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The Accelerated Path To Wealth Building, with Jeff Rose

It has been said that the best way to build wealth is to invest early and often, then let time, and compound interest take over. It’s a solid plan, but it takes years, decades even. But what if there was a way to accelerate your path to wealth, by investing in yourself. My guest this week is Jeff Rose, a long time financial planner, and founder of Wealth Hacker, and The Good Financial Cents blog. For years, Jeff followed the traditional path to wealth, until he realized that his biggest returns came when he invested in himself You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/jeffrose Do you prefer to invest in companies that are socially responsible? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, clean tech, human rights, and the environment. Get started with Socially Responsible Investing by visiting https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple

39mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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The Power of Networking for Your Career, Business, and Life. Live at FinCon18

Networking. It isn't about shoving your business card in everyone's face. Whether you're out for coffee with a coworker or neighbour, or at an industry conference, these tips will help you build meaningful, lasting connections that are worth much more than that stack of business cards from people you barely recall meeting. Speaking of conferences, this episode is live from FinCon18, a conference for those of us in the money niche. Joining me on stage are Miranda Marquit and Kyle Prevost, both are past guests of the MapleMoney Show, but the reason I brought them on was to have a Money Mastermind Show reunion, a podcast we had a few years ago that I always explained as "The View, for personal finance." http://moneymastermindshow.com/ You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/fincon18 Do you have a larger portfolio that's being dragged down by the fees that are typical with mutual funds? Have a look at Wealthimple Black, from our sponsor, Wealthsimple. For portfolios over $100,000, Weathsimple drops the fee down to 0.4%, gives you access to financial planning and tax-loss harvesting. They even throw in airport lounge access. Check them out at https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple

24mins

7 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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Hidden Investment Fees You Don't Realize You're Paying, with Dean Kendall

How much are your investments costing you? Investors and a lot of the investment offers out there like to talk about past returns, but that's not a great indicator of future returns and on average, by definition, you're just as likely to underperform the market as you are to beat it. But it gets worse, because of fees, which take that hopefully at least average return and start dragging it down and potentially costing you hundreds of thousands by the time you retire. Dean Kendall joins us today to discuss all the fees you might be getting nailed with and how to deal with them. Dean is a Financial Organizer and author of the aptly titled book, Stop Paying Hidden Investment Fees! You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/deankendall Our sponsor Borrowell recently launched their mobile app, which makes checking your financial health even easier. The app includes Molly, Canada’s first AI-powered credit coach, who will make it easy to understand your credit score and give you great tips and product recommendations. To sign up, go to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell today.

23mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #20