Rank #1: How to Build a Portfolio That Lets You Travel the World, with Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung
As Canadians, do we need to buy a house, stick to the same career, and only travel during our few weeks of vacation? Or could we shun homeownership while investing the majority of our income, to retire early and travel the world?
Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung from Millenial Revolution were able to quit their jobs and now live in countries where the cost of living is less than the dividends they earn from their portfolio. They join the show to help dispel the myths around this type of lifestyle.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/kristybryce
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Jul 10 2019
Rank #2: Money Lessons From the Bible, With Bob Lotich
We've had a lot of experts on to provide various money lessons, but what lessons can we gain from the most known book in the world? To help discuss what the bible teaches us about money, I brought on Bob Lotich from Seed Time.
Even if you're not christian, this episode provides a lot of solid advice about how to handle your money and use that money to help others.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/boblotich
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Oct 17 2018
Rank #3: Investing in Stocks or Mutual Funds? Here's Why You Need to Change to ETFs, with Kornel Szrejber
Kornel Szrejber, of the Build Wealth Canada Podcast, tells us why he's index investing with ETFs.
Kornel shares how to get started with ETF investing and what makes up his portfolio.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/kornelszrejber
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Jul 18 2018
Rank #4: Stuck in a Rut? Here's How to Start Making Extra Money Today, with Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor, the man behind PT Money and FinCon, is full of ideas on how to make money, especially online and in the sharing economy.
PT will have you motivated to start your own side gig right after this episode!
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/philiptaylor
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Aug 01 2018
Rank #5: How Young Adults Can Tackle Their Money Challenges, with Robert Brown
College can be an interesting time in someone's life, for many reasons, but even when it comes to your money.
Robert Brown is on the show today to discuss the unique challenges young people face. From debt, to savings, to keeping your spending under control, and how all this helps young adults get through school on the right track with their finances.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/robertbrown
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Feb 13 2019
Rank #6: What FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) Means for Canadians, with Bob Lai
Have you heard of FIRE yet? It's a movement to achieve Financial Independence so you can Retire Early.
But does FIRE mean you need to make six figures or live in an RV? Bob Lai, from the site Tawcan, comes on the show to discuss what FIRE really means and how it applies to Canadians.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/boblai
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Nov 21 2018
Rank #7: Why Everyone Should Budget, No Matter How Much You Make, with Ryan Inman
Have you ever wondered what your life would look like on a physician’s salary? After all, what kind of money trouble could a doctor run into? According to this week’s guest, the answer might surprise you.
Ryan Inman is the host of the popular Financial Residency Podcast, a show dedicated to helping high-income earners stay on top of their finances. He joins us to discuss why it’s always important to have a budget, regardless of your income.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/ryaninman
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Aug 07 2019
Rank #8: Don't Have a Will? Here's Why You Should Get One Today, with Erin Bury
Have you made your will? If not, what’s holding you back? For a lot of Canadians, just the idea of having to deal with the subject of death makes them uncomfortable. Thankfully, creating a will doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
My guest this week is Erin Bury, CEO of Willful, a Canadian online will and estate planning company. Erin joins us to discuss why it’s so important for Canadians to not only create a will, and make sure it stays updated.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/erinbury
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Oct 16 2019
Rank #9: How to Invest the Smart Way With Robo-Advisors, with Kyle Prevost
Have you heard about robo-advisors? Or maybe you're just tired of Do It Yourself Investing? My guest this week, Kyle Prevost, hosts the Canadian Financial Summit and is an expert in robo-advisors.
Kyle breaks down what a robo-advisor is, whether there's a wizard behind the curtain, and how they can help you either get started investing or switch to an easier way to invest.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/kyleprevost
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Sep 05 2018
Rank #10: How to Win at Personal Finance by Setting Goals, with Eric Rosenberg
Are you looking to pay down debt, increase your income, or save for retirement? Or maybe even simply save for a nice warm vacation next winter? Then breaking things down to small, specific goals is the way to achieve that.
Eric Rosenberg from Personal Profitability is on the show today to discuss how he sets goals and makes sure to follow through on them. I'm a big fan of goals, in fact, I can easily get distracted with my time, so I find it hard to get anything accomplished without goals and deadlines.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/ericrosenberg
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Mar 20 2019
Rank #11: 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
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Apr 03 2019
Rank #12: Can Rental Properties Really Be Passive Income? with Dustin Heiner
Have you ever thought about buying a rental property, but worried that it might be too much work? According to my guest this week, real estate investing can be a great source of passive income, but only if you manage it the right way.
Dustin Heiner is a real estate investor, and founder of the blog, Master Passive Income. Dustin joins us to discuss how he generates passive income from a large real estate portfolio spread across three different states.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/dustinheiner
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Aug 14 2019
Rank #13: 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
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Sep 11 2019
Rank #14: How Strategic Frugality Helps You Save Money and Still Enjoy Life, with Tanja Hester
Living frugally is a great way to get your spending under control and set a base to improve your personal finances. However, what's the point of cutting every expense and possibly retiring early if you aren't able to put your money to good use on the things you enjoy in life?
Tanja Hester is the writer behind the blog Our Next Life and the new book Work Optional, and she's joining us to share her views on how we can be selectively hardcore in our money saving ways but be able to spend on quality items or experiences that align with our priorities.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/tanjahester
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Mar 13 2019
Rank #15: 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
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May 01 2019
Rank #16: 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
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Oct 09 2019
Rank #17: 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
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Dec 19 2018
Rank #18: 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
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Feb 27 2019
Rank #19: How to Manage a Side Hustle With Your Day Job, with Robert Farrington
We've talked before about various ways to make money on the side, but how do you succeed at making a few extra dollars while not interfering with your day job?
Robert Farrington runs a site called The College Investor, and he grew his side hustle into an impressive business all while still holding down a day job in the retail sector. He shares how he was able to do this and gives tips to help others balance a job, a side gig, and family.
You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/robertfarrington
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Nov 14 2018
Rank #20: 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
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Jan 16 2019