68 episodes

As one of Canada's youngest retirees at the age of 32, and after becoming mortgage-free at 29, Kornel interviews the top financial experts in Canada to help you optimize your investments, reduce your taxes, and help you accelerate your journey towards financial independence and early retirement. He also shares his own experiences and lessons learned in investing and as an early retiree and member of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement to help you optimize your finances, specifically here in Canada.  

Build Wealth Canada Podcast Kornel Szrejber: Investor

    • Investing
    • 4.5, 307 Ratings

As one of Canada's youngest retirees at the age of 32, and after becoming mortgage-free at 29, Kornel interviews the top financial experts in Canada to help you optimize your investments, reduce your taxes, and help you accelerate your journey towards financial independence and early retirement. He also shares his own experiences and lessons learned in investing and as an early retiree and member of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement to help you optimize your finances, specifically here in Canada.  

    What’s the best type of loan for you? (and how to get the lowest rate)

    What’s the best type of loan for you? (and how to get the lowest rate)

    In this episode, we cover the types of debt tools available to us Canadians, and how to get the lowest rate on them. In other words, what debt options do we have in our Canadian toolbox that we can potentially use, and what are the pros and cons of each?

    By the end of this episode, you'll know what your options are in Canada so that if you ever do need a loan, you know exactly what's available, which types of loans have the lowest rates, and which ones are the easiest and hardest to qualify for. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    What Can You Get? COVID-19 Government Benefits and Major Mortgage Changes

    What Can You Get? COVID-19 Government Benefits and Major Mortgage Changes

    There’s been a lot of new programs and initiatives put in place by the Canadian government due to COVID-19 to help you financially. In this episode, I’m going to take you through what’s out there so that you can make sure you don’t miss out on some free money or benefits that can really help you during this difficult time.

    The 2nd part of this episode is going to focus on mortgages and what you need to know due to the significant rate cuts and impacts of COVID-19.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Market Declines: How to Deal With, and Coronavirus Impact

    Market Declines: How to Deal With, and Coronavirus Impact

    A lot has been happening with the significant stock market declines and coronavirus, so I’ve been getting lots of questions such as: How am I adapting our portfolio and investment strategy to these declines? Should we be buying into the market at these low prices or selling? Should we be waiting out for the market bottom and then buying? What are the other experts that I listen to and trust saying?

    With this episode, the goal is to answer these top questions for you.

    • 31 min
    Our Early Retirement Story (and Lessons Learned from Achieving It)

    Our Early Retirement Story (and Lessons Learned from Achieving It)

    My goal for this episode is to share with you what we did wrong and what I think we did right, that allowed us to achieve financial independence by the time I was 32 and retire in our early-mid thirties.

    • 29 min
    Are you saving enough for retirement? (and other top questions)

    Are you saving enough for retirement? (and other top questions)

    Today we’re going to cover some of the top financial questions asked by Canadians, including the number one question, “Am I saving enough for retirement?”.

    We also address other top questions like “What investments should I be buying for each account (RRSP vs TFSA vs taxable accounts), and how much should I be buying of each?”.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    How to Live Off Your Investments and Stress Test Your Portfolio

    How to Live Off Your Investments and Stress Test Your Portfolio

    In this episode, we talk about how we can set our investments up so that we can live off them in retirement (whether it’s a traditional retirement or early retirement).

    We also cover the important subject of how to stress-test our investment portfolio so that we can help ensure that we don’t run out of money in our retirement.

    You can also use these tools to see (approximately) if you actually have enough to retire now (or to see how much more you need).

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

3848592716496 ,

Very basic material

First 8-10 minutes of each episode are solely advertisements and/or self promotion for the host’s content. Guests are pretty good for the most part, but they often contradict the hosts opinion. When he does agree he simply restates their opinion with different wording. He claims throughout to be “fully retired” but consistently refers to his created content, guides and conferences. I take it all with a large grain of salt. This podcast is helpful for new investors looking to learn basic terms, different investment options, etc. The host has a very one-dimensional view of investing. If you already understand the basics, move on to more in depth material through other sources

Tracey Arial ,

Great podcast for Canadians

I love Kornel and his enthusiasm for making sure Canadians understand our financial independence options. He paid off his mortgage. He buys his own etfs. He speaks to exbankers and cpa's and tons of people in the finance industry and invites us to listen along. He warns us about unnecessary costs. He's so committed to helping all of us. Thanks Kornel.

Johnybgood2 ,

Like the host but so much marketing...

The ongoing marketing spiel and poor sound quality is starting to outweigh the content. Was a fan but Struggling to stay one...

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