Save more. Earn more. Do more with your money! Money expert, Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada® and podcast host Jessica Moorhouse interviews top personal finance and business experts, celebrities, entrepreneurs, authors, and influencers to help you learn how to manage your money better, make smarter financial decisions, earn more money, become debt-free, and build wealth by investing so you can live the life you really want!
New episodes air every Wednesday. For podcast episode show notes, visit jessicamoorhouse.com/podcast. To enquire about being a guest on a future episode, visit jessicamoorhouse.com/podcastsubmissions
307 Canada's Housing Boom...Is There an End in Sight? - John Webster, President and CEO of Scotia Mortgage Corporation
As someone who decided to sell her townhouse and buy a new house in Toronto this year, I can vouch for how crazy the Canadian housing market is right now. Although my experience is specifically in Toronto, talking to people across the country every single day...I know that people have similar experiences from coast to coast. Since real estate has become such a hot topic, especially because of the pandemic, I wanted to gain some further insight into why the housing market has exploded in the past two years and hear some predictions for what we can expect in the future. To provide that insight, I've got John Webster, President & CEO of Scotiabank Mortgage Corporation, joining me for this episode. John has 30+ years of experience in mortgage lending, and in addition to being the President & CEO of Scotiabank Mortgage Corporation, he's also the Head of the Real Estate Secured Lending Unit at Scotiabank which includes Scotia Mortgage Authority and Home Financing Solutions. John was previously the President & CEO of Maple Trust Company which was purchased by Scotiabank in 2006. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) now called Mortgage Professionals Canada, and was inducted into the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame in 2009. In this episode, John shares how the pandemic put pressure on the housing market and why the demand for housing will continue to be greater than the supply into the future. John also shares how lenders have had to adapt to this new normal over the past 18 months and the digital products and services they’ve introduced since the start of the pandemic. I love talking about real estate and especially when I can get an insider perspective on how we can best navigate the market, so I am very excited to share today’s episode with you! For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/307
The Real History of Index Funds & Passive Investing - Robin Wigglesworth, Author and Journalist for The Financial Times
In today’s episode, we’re being treated to a history lesson on index funds from my guest who wrote the book all about it. Robin Wigglesworth’s new book, , gives a broader history of index investing and how that has influenced the current markets. Robin Wigglesworth is an author and the global finance correspondent at the since 2008. He focuses on the biggest trends reshaping markets, investing, and finance across the world by sharing long-form features, profiles, and columns. Robin’s new book is a fascinating look at the financial history of index funds and why it was the invention that Wall Street initially never wanted. In this episode, Robin shares how he fell into financial journalism and how his work allows him to be paid to learn. I was excited to talk to Robin because I thoroughly enjoyed his book, which is now going on my list as one of my favourite investing books, especially if you're a die-hard index investor like myself. For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/306
Why We Should All Plan to Be Financially Single - Ardelle Harrison, Author of Bank on Yourself
Being single shouldn’t have to mean that you can’t achieve all your financial goals, like owning your own home or retiring early. That’s why this week I’m talking with Ardelle Harrison who wrote a book all about how to be financially independent and why we should plan to be, even if we’re not currently single. Ardelle’s book “” was spurred by her interest in personal finance and out of the necessity of wanting to travel, pay for post-secondary education, and purchase a property. Ardelle is now a retired teacher and has been able to achieve all of her financial goals without relying on a partner. Ardelle’s book explains the importance of knowing the ins and out of your finances, despite your marital status, and how to best plan for your financial future. Ardelle shares how she’s handled the critics in her life who thought her financial goals were unattainable and why you need to find a team, personal and professional that can help you with your goals. This is a great episode for anyone no matter your age or what your relationship status is to know that even if you’ve never done something doesn’t mean you can never do it. For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/305
How to Fit Thematic ETFs into Your Investment Portfolio - Michael Kovacs, Founder, President and CEO of Harvest Portfolios Group
You know that I love talking about investing on the podcast, especially when I can get different perspectives about the topic. For today’s bonus episode, I’m joined by Michael Kovacs, the founder, president & CEO of . Michael Kovacs got his start as a stockbroker in the '80s, which would later influence his decision to start Harvest Portfolios Group in 2009. Michael believes that the best way to create wealth is to invest in quality companies for the long term. This is reflected in the ETFs developed by Harvest, which are focused on investing in strong businesses that have the potential to grow and generate steady income over time. In this episode, Michael shares why Harvest is different from other ETF portfolio companies and breaks down how they also use options in some of their ETFs in order to generate income and growth. For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/304
The Deep Connection Between Money and Trauma - Morgan Blackman, CEO of Holistic Bucks Coaching Inc.
For this week’s episode, we’re getting deep. We’re talking about the intersection of trauma and money. To help talk about how the two subjects connect is holistic wealth coach Morgan Blackman. Morgan is the CEO of . and is a certified Trauma of Money facilitator. The aim of Morgan's wealth and wellness coaching business is to help female business owners and leaders better understand their relationship with money in order to become financially secure and build generational wealth. In this episode, Morgan explains how past traumas, regardless of their severity, can affect every part of our lives including our money. She also delves into the different trauma healing methodologies she uses in order to tackle those money-limiting beliefs. Morgan is a big believer that by taking care of your mental well-being, the rest of your life, including your wealth, will feel the healing effects. I'm a huge advocate for mental health (you know I've mentioned several times on the podcast I see a therapist!) and it was so great to hear from Morgan about how she's bridging the gap between money and mental health. For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/303
Navigating Your Finances as a Small Business Owner - Joe Collins, CPA, and Partner & Owner of Avalon Accounting
I’m so excited for this week’s episode of the podcast because we’re talking about the money side of owning a small business and going freelance. I’m joined by Joe Collins, CPA, who is the partner and owner of the accounting firm . Joe's accounting firm Avalon Accounting focuses on working with Canadian small businesses because he believes they have a significant positive impact on our world (and I'd have to agree with that!). After some failed attempts at entrepreneurship, Joe still wanted to be a part of that world and decided to merge his passion for entrepreneurship with his affinity for numbers. This led him to go back to school and start his own accounting firm. As you can tell from his interview with me, he’s passionate about helping Canadian small business owners get to grips with their finances so that they can focus more on growing their bottom line. What you can look forward to in this episode is Joe answering small business owners' most pressing questions on taxes, write-offs, and common beginner mistakes to avoid when starting a business for the first time. I was so excited to talk to Joe since I’ve often referred back to his that shares hard-to-find answers to common questions multiple times. Whether you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or are just curious about what to know when it comes to starting a business...this is the episode for you! For full episode show notes visit: https://jessicamoorhouse.com/302
One of the best Canadian finance podcasts
I have been listening to Jessica's podcasts since June but thought to give it a review finally, especially as one of my favorite guests, author Robin Taub, was on a recent episode. I recommend it especially for younger listeners, it's full of great resources and I have learned a lot.
Engaging and informative!
With thoughtful questions posed to a wide variety of interesting guests each episode, Jessica makes good on her mission to teach others how to take control of their lives by taking control of their money. Highly recommended!
I have listened to this podcast for a long time but am really struggling with the host (Jessica). She has great guests but spends way too much time talking about herself. She connects everything the guests say to her own stories so that she can talk more about herself. Would love to hear more from the guests and have the host be able to listen more.