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We Talk about Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship. I invite authors, speakers, and experts in the field.

We Talk about Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship. I invite authors, speakers, and experts in the field.
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We Talk about Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship. I invite authors, speakers, and experts in the field.




AG 039 Jen Hemphill, Her Money Matters

More This is the first time I interview a fellow Latino. Like me, Jen is also from Colombia. I felt the connections right from the first email. I am so happy to have this interview. Jen Hemphill calls herself a "money confidence coach," but her real title is "Accredited Financial Counselor." Jen helps women gain confidence in their finances, she is a mother of two boys and a military wife. Because Jen is a military wife, she and her family moved quite...


029 Kornel Szrejber, helping Canadians build wealth

More Kornel first became well known for paying his mortgage in his 20s. In a society where people are making mortgage payments way into their 50s, Kornel decided he didn't want any of that, he didn't want to be a slave to his bank. Once his mortgage was paid off, once he and his wife have learned the virtues of frugality, by saving 50% of their income, they focused all their energy into pilling money in their retirement accounts. By age 32 Kornel...


AG 028 Roger Whitney, The retirement answerman

More I first heard about Roger in the Afford Anything Podcast. In this episode, he said: I don't believe in retirement Roger and I are the same age, 51, except that he's better looking than me, and he has more letters after his name. He started his career as a financial advisor in 1991, right at the beginning of the tech boom. He acquired all his superpowers by making lots of mistakes. Roger clientele of preference are those people who are...


AG 027 Elizabeth Fournier; How to die, save money and save the environment

More The typical burial in North America cost about $10,000. The sad thing about that absurd prices is that the surviving members of the family are too sad, too stressed, and under a time limit to shop around for better options. In addition to losing a loved member of the family, two other bad things happen: Imagine that your aunt who has always been conscious of the environment. It would be disturbing to know that her last interaction with the...


AG 026 The Escape Artist

More Bernie, The Escape Artist, is a blogger based in England. The name of the blog came from the classic movie The Grand Escape which plays every Christmas in England. His blog is about helping people get out of the financial prison camp in which many of us end up. If you are working on a job you don’t like or if you are in debt, you are in a prison-like situation. Breaking out of prison requires slow deliberate work which can have a huge...


AG 24 Scott Alan Turner, from money moron to rock star

More Scott Alan Turner was a money moron at one time in his life. He made many mistakes, but each time he made a mistake, he learned a lesson and applied those lessons to become a finance rock star. He started like most of us: Living paycheck to paycheck Accumulating credit card debt Buying a luxury car Gambling in the stock market And the big blow, buying a house he could not afford. Scott felt trapped in his conundrum and started looking...


AG 023 Bob Lai, building a dividend portfolio

More Bob Lai is the host of the website He’s a personal blogger on a quest for happiness and financial independence. Bob Lai investment philosophy focuses on dividend & ETF investing, financial independence, early retirement, happiness, frugality, and finding the right personal balance between saving for the future and enjoying life today. Highlights from the interview J. Money here hereside business as a photographer


AG 022 John Robertson: The Value of Simple

More Who is John Roberson? Dr. Robertson is a scientist, writer, investor, teacher, and an all-around nice guy. He specializes in explaining complex topics – scientific or financial – for regular people. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in Medical Biophysics, and he writes about personal finance in his blog Blessed by the Potato. Personal finance and investing have long been personal passions for John, and...


AG 021 Shannon Lee Simmons: How to have Worry-Free Money

More Shannon Lee Simmons is amazing. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), speaker, media personality, entrepreneur, personal finance expert, financial literacy advocate, and founder/owner of Toronto’s advice-only financial planning practice - New School of Finance, the educational hub for Canadians to get advice and learn about personal and small business...


AG 020 $9 Million on a Secretary's salary

More The formula is simple. There is no magic around it. Spend less than you earn and invest the rest. Many times we attribute wealth to a well-paying career: computer science, medicine, law, etc. We attribute wealth to being a genius in the stock market. We try to find the secret sauce of wealth. We try to find the reason why others can have what we can not. The truth is that we live in North America, and people...


AG 019 Millennial Revolution: Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung. Interview

More Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung are two Canadians computer engineers who retired at age 31 and decided to go and travel the world. Kristy and Bryce (K-B) broke tradition when they decided NOT to buy an expensive property in Toronto. Instead, they decided to rent, save their money and plan their escape from the drudgery of a 9-to-5, 45-years serfdom. With the money they saved, they managed to build a 7...


AG 018 Whitney Johnson, Build and A-Team. Interview

Do you want to build an A-Team? Whitney Johnson, with over twenty years of coaching, investing and consulting, take us by the hand and share her knowledge on how to build an A-Team. In this interview, we speak about: Disrupt YourselfDare, Dream, DoDisrupt YourselfBuild an A-Team Ther first time I heard about Whitney was in a podcast where she was talking about her new book at the time Dare, Dream, Do. Everything she said was so obvious, so clear, yet the ideas were expressed in a way...


AG 017 Dough Nordman, The Military Guide

More I have been listening to different podcasts for about 10 years now. I remember, long time ago, I heard an amazing story ( I will retell it now) about a retired submarine pilot and how he was financially independent after his 20 years of service. Little did I know that one day, I would interview Doug Nordman creator of the blog The Military Guide. Conversation with Dough Nordman, the Military Guide. Dough retired at age 41 (in 2002), after 20...


AG 016 Interview with Smile If You Dare

More In this interview, I talk to an anonymous person. He calls himself "Smile If You Dare." On my effort to get to know other personal finance bloggers, I reached out and I asked Smile If You Dare for an interview. I was pleasantly surprised. Here are the highlights of the interview. Smile If You Dare Interview Highlights Dividend investment list End of the podcast Book recommendationThe True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass...


AG 015 Interview with Justin Chidester, Certified Financial Planner at Wealth Mode

More As I was doing some research on the Internet, I stumbled upon the website Wealth Mode | Financial Planning run by Justin Chidester, a fee-only, Certified Financial Planner. I liked his point of view, his voice, and his explanations and I asked him for an interview. Here are the highlights of our interview Blog postPick my brains Book recommendations: The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our...


AG 014 Interview with Greg Johnson, from of Club Thrifty

More Greg and Holly Johnson are the creators of Club Thrifty, a website focused on living within your means while traveling and discovering the world. They are happily married parents, with two gorgeous daughters, they are in their late thirties and they are living the dream. Here are some highlights of the interview zero-sum budgetStarted the blogDebt Avalanche Methodfreelance writer100 Cheapest Places to Travel in the World for 2018Zero Down Your...


AG 013 Interview with Jeff Kreisler

Jeff Kreisler is a man of many talents. He's an attorney, an author, a speaker, and above all, he's a comedian. In this instance, we spoke about his new book "Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter" which he co-wrote with behavior economist Dr. Dan Ariely. Listen to the podcast.


AG 012 Dealing with a divorce

Getting a divorce can be one of the most stressful financial situations you confront in your life. Here are a few suggestions on how to deal with it.


AG 11 Interview with J. Money from Budgets are Sexy

J. Money is the person behind the successful blog Budgets are Sexy. We explore the world of personal finance blogging and we discuss how the listeners can improve their personal finance lives.


AG 10 which one to chose? RRSP or TFSA

Canadians are faced with the decision of investing in RRSPs or TFSA. In this episode, we explain both of them and we suggest strategies you could implement today.