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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

The MapleMoney Show Tom Drake

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 126 Ratings

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

    Understanding the Basics of Disability and Critical Illness Insurance, with Kristen Fazio

    Understanding the Basics of Disability and Critical Illness Insurance, with Kristen Fazio

    When most of us think about insurance, we think of life insurance - protecting our loved ones after we die. But what about insurance to cover you and your family while you’re still alive? This week on The MapleMoney Show, I tackle the subject of disability and critical illness insurance with my guest, Kristen Fazio.
    Kristen explains how disability and critical illness insurance differs from life insurance. For one, life insurance is very straightforward, you’re either alive, or you’re not. Disability and critical illness insurance are considered living benefits - it protects you while you’re still alive.
    You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/198
    This episode of The MapleMoney Show is brought to you by Willful. Did you know that 57% of Canadian adults don’t have a will? Willful has made it more affordable, convenient, and easy for Canadians to create legal Will and Power of Attorney documents online from the comfort of home.
    In less than 20 minutes and for a fraction of the price of visiting a lawyer, you can gain peace of mind knowing you’ve put a plan in place to protect your children, pets, and loved ones in the event of an emergency. Get started for free at https://maplemoney.com/willful and use promo code MAPLEMONEY to save 15%.

    • 32 min
    Worthwhile Eco-Friendly Upgrades as a Solo Homeowner, with Jordann Brown

    Worthwhile Eco-Friendly Upgrades as a Solo Homeowner, with Jordann Brown

    Purchasing an older home and then funding major renovations is hard enough for two people, let alone one. The numbers can get tricky in the current housing market if you’re a solo homeowner. This week on The MapleMoney Show, I brought in an expert.
    Jordann Brown is a content marketing manager for Zolo and a personal finance expert who writes on topics such as debt management, homeownership, and budgeting. She has been featured in publications including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and CBC.
    Over the past few years, Jordann has spent a significant amount of money on eco-friendly renovations to her Halifax home. I sat down with Jordann this week to find out more about her experience, and how she manages her budget as a solo homeowner.
    You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/197
    Do you prefer to invest in socially responsible companies? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, cleantech, human rights, and the environment. To get started with Socially Responsible Investing, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple today!

    • 29 min
    What the Bank Isn’t Telling You About Your Mortgage, with Brighton Gbarazia

    What the Bank Isn’t Telling You About Your Mortgage, with Brighton Gbarazia

    Does applying for a mortgage seem overwhelming? With all of the complicated rules and jargon, it’s easy to feel like you’re at a disadvantage when dealing with your bank or mortgage broker. This week’s guest is here to help.
    Brighton Gbarazia is a mortgage broker, finance expert, and author of the book, Master Your Mortgage: What the Bank Won’t Tell You About Buying the Right Home. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, he spent over a decade gathering game-changing skills, knowledge, and wisdom from his roles as a financial advisor and mortgage underwriter at Canada’s largest banks and credit unions. I sat down with Brighton this week to find out what your bank is really looking for in a mortgage application.
    You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/196
    This episode of The MapleMoney Show is brought to you by Willful. Did you know that 57% of Canadian adults don’t have a will? Willful has made it more affordable, convenient, and easy for Canadians to create legal Will and Power of Attorney documents online from the comfort of home.
    In less than 20 minutes and for a fraction of the price of visiting a lawyer, you can gain peace of mind knowing you’ve put a plan in place to protect your children, pets, and loved ones in the event of an emergency. Get started for free at https://maplemoney.com/willful and use promo code MAPLEMONEY to save 15%.

    • 31 min
    The Benefit of Having Multiple Emergency Funds, with Alyssa Davies

    The Benefit of Having Multiple Emergency Funds, with Alyssa Davies

    Does dealing with your finances cause you anxiety? If so, how do you handle it? My guest this week has a clever approach to conquering money-related anxiety - multiple emergency funds.
    Alyssa Davies is a content manager for Zolo and the published author of The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal. Her newest book, Financial First Aid, hit stores on May 3rd. Alyssa is also the founder of the two-time award-winning Canadian Personal Finance Blog of the Year, Mixed Up Money. I sat down with Alyssa this week to chat about her unique approach to emergency funds, and the complicated relationship between our emotions and our bank account.
    You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/195
    Do you prefer to invest in socially responsible companies? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, cleantech, human rights, and the environment. To get started with Socially Responsible Investing, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple today!

    • 28 min
    Investing in Industrial Real Estate, with Chad Griffiths

    Investing in Industrial Real Estate, with Chad Griffiths

    The Canadian real estate industry is buzzing these days, but many people don’t realize that there’s more to real estate than houses and apartment blocks. Industrial real estate is also booming, and there is an opportunity for some investors to buy in.
    Chad Griffiths has been an industrial real estate broker since 2005 and an investor since 2014. As a member of a global commercial real estate company and a partner with his local firm, Chad has completed over 500 deals with clients ranging from small companies to large institutional owners. Chad joins the show this week to explain how industrial real estate works, and how a person can get started investing in industrial properties.
    You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/194
    Willful’s user-friendly online platform means you can create your legal will and Power of Attorney documents from the comfort of home in less than 20 minutes and for a fraction of the price of visiting a lawyer. Get started for free at https://maplemoney.com/willful and use promo code MAPLEMONEY to save 15%

    • 43 min
    Renovating Your Home for Resale, with Jennifer Hooper

    Renovating Your Home for Resale, with Jennifer Hooper

    When it comes to home renovations, you want to know that the money you spend will lead to a return on your investment down the road. But not all home renos are worth the money when it comes to boosting resale value. How do you know what updates are worth the cost, and which ones to avoid.
    Jennifer Hooper is a Calgary-based real estate agent with more than 10 years of industry experience. She joins me this week to talk about the types of renovations that increase a home’s resale value and the ones that don’t.
    You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/193
    Do you prefer to invest in socially responsible companies? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, cleantech, human rights, and the environment. To get started with Socially Responsible Investing, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple today!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

12purplepenguins ,

Emerging eft podcast

The podcast was really informative and fascinating but I would recommend that if the guest speaker uses technical jargon that it should be explained, especially acronyms like PE

sarahblacks ,

One of my favourites

Love the choice and variety of topics, and the Canadian content.

Christian6446 ,

Awesome!

This podcast has taught me a lot in my journey to improving my personal finances. The topics are great and the guests make it awesome! Tom, you’re great!

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