60 episodes

Helping you understand , budgeting, investing, insurance and all things personal finance from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Featuring Christine Conway, a Certified Financial Planner, author and owner of Braun Financial. Along with her husband Cameron Conway, an author in his own right whose trying to better understand this wide world of personal finance.

*This is for entertainment purposes only, please consult a local certified financial planner to assist you in developing your financial plan.

It's Personal Finance Canada Christine Conway & Cameron Conway

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Helping you understand , budgeting, investing, insurance and all things personal finance from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Featuring Christine Conway, a Certified Financial Planner, author and owner of Braun Financial. Along with her husband Cameron Conway, an author in his own right whose trying to better understand this wide world of personal finance.

*This is for entertainment purposes only, please consult a local certified financial planner to assist you in developing your financial plan.

    The Battle Between Stress, Time and Finances

    The Battle Between Stress, Time and Finances

    Society has created an environment where people are chronically overstressed. This week we take a look at Cary Nieuwhof’s book “At Your Best,” and find out how to better manage and maximize our time so that the weight of stress is lifted off our shoulders by learning learn how to best use the hours in our day.



    If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com 



    Keep the conversation going on our Facebook Page and Group: https://www.facebook.com/itspersonalfinancecanada



    Useful Resources:



    Cary Nieuwhof’s Podcast, The Art of Leadership: https://careynieuwhof.com/mypodcast/

    • 34 min
    2023 Market Outlook

    2023 Market Outlook

    With 2023 in full swing that means we’ve been inundated by mountains of opinions, charts and predictions on how the economy in 2023 will fair. So this week we wade through all of the information we've been receiving and distill it down to something usable for you. We will cover the expectations facing the bonds and stocks found in your funds and portfolio’s and how we feel the coming recession will impact Canadians, spoiler alert: less doom and more gloom!



    If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com 



    Keep the conversation going on our Facebook Page and Group: https://www.facebook.com/itspersonalfinancecanada

    • 41 min
    How to Lie with Statistics

    How to Lie with Statistics

    Thirty Helen’s agree 57.6% of the time that the average Canadian misunderstands their finances 40% of the time, so it’s best to order a new credit card to make life easier. Wait what are we talking about again, oh, that’s right. This week we talk about Darrell Huff’s classic book, “How to Lie with Statistics.” Learn how to better protect your wallet by understanding all of the tricks of the marketing trade used to influence your decision making and to accept what they say as cold hard facts.



    If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com 



    Four out of five Dogtors agree that it's best to keep the conversation going on our Facebook Page and Group: https://www.facebook.com/itspersonalfinancecanada

    • 30 min
    Mastering Your Mortgage

    Mastering Your Mortgage

    We have a love hate relationship with mortgages, they allow us to buy a house (or 4), but they hang over us like a dark cloud of interest payments and a 20+ year obligation. This week we talk about the in's and out's of mortgages in this already crazy time of 2023. Is fixed or variable better? What is amortization, how does it impact your finances and so much more.



    If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com 



    Keep the conversation going on our Facebook Page and Group: https://www.facebook.com/itspersonalfinancecanada



    Useful Resources:



    Christine's book "The Debt-Free Lifestyle": https://a.co/d/h7n3kll 

    • 29 min
    The Do's and Don'ts of New Years Resolutions

    The Do's and Don'ts of New Years Resolutions

    We're back for another year of podcasting about personal finance in Canada! This week we have our gratuitous talk about New Year's resolutions and how they can actually work and become a positive impact in your life and finances. Learn how to prioritize your goals, deal with the post-Christmas credit card shock and other tips to help you start the year 2023 off right.



    If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com 

    Keep the conversation going on our Facebook Page and Group: https://www.facebook.com/itspersonalfinancecanada

    • 27 min
    Santanomics

    Santanomics

    It’s our last episode of 2022 and this week we talk all about Christmas spending in Canada! That’s right we go over where your hard earned dollars go each holiday season and what experts are predicting for this year. We also go over the true meaning of Christmas, presents, or rather how we are buying less of them and spending more time with those we love, bad for the economy but good for the heart.

    If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com 

    Keep the conversation going on our Facebook Page and Group: https://www.facebook.com/itspersonalfinancecanada

    Useful Resources:

    Stats Canada 2018 report on Canadian’s Christmas spending: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/en/dai/smr08/2018/smr08_228_2018

    Deloitte’s 2022 Holiday Retail Outlook: https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/strategy/articles/holiday-retail-outlook-2022.html

    • 26 min

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