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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.

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Canada

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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.

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English


Episodes

2023 Market Outlook

1/30/2023
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,...

Duration:00:41:13

How to Lie with Statistics

1/23/2023
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...

Duration:00:30:38

Mastering Your Mortgage

1/16/2023
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...

Duration:00:28:43

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

1/9/2023
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...

Duration:00:26:18

Santanomics

12/19/2022
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...

Duration:00:25:06

Getting Your Finances Ready for 2023

12/12/2022
This week we go through the topics that come up most often with our clients this time of year. That’s right its time for holiday cheer, tax loss selling, RRSP top ups, Christmas shopping, TFSA contribution room increases and so many other jolly year end matters that we need to tie up with a bow before 2023 comes rolling in. 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...

Duration:00:28:25

When is Enough, Enough?

12/5/2022
Enough is enough, or is it not enough?!? This week we trek through "The Psychology of Money" by Morgan Housel and talk about how we were raised around money impacts our future, determining the filters we use to determine what is enough money or happiness in our lives and how what we want changes as time goes on. 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:...

Duration:00:23:53

The Big Debt Cycle

11/28/2022
It's our one-year anniversary episode. This week we dig deep into Ray Dalio's understanding of the Big Debt Cycle and find out how learning from the past can help us prepare for the future, or really the present the way things are going right now. We tackle the good days, the mad rush to by "anything" others tell us to, the peak and on through to the depression, fiscal intervention and how we can get back to a sense of economic normalcy once again, all with our own patented* Canadian...

Duration:00:38:17

What Will the Bank of Canada Do Next?

11/21/2022
This week we talk all about the Bank of Canada and how it makes the big decisions which impact your life. From monetary policy, interest rates to inflation protection we peel back the curtain of mystery and see how the great fiscal machine actually operates. 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...

Duration:00:28:35

The Power of Habits

11/14/2022
Our life is the culmination of the habits that we adopt. This week we talk about the power of habits and how they can shape not only your life but your financial future as well. Drawing from Christine's "Why is this baby still up at 4am book club," we look into the advice from "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg and "Atomic Habits" by James Clear and see how they can help us. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit...

Duration:00:23:49

The Tension Between Today and Tomorrow

11/6/2022
Christine's "Why is this baby still up at 4am Book Club" continues as she delves into the Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley. This week we talk about how often the rich don't use their wealth to impress others but instead fulfill their goal of personal financial freedom. It is the little things we do and don't do that help us follow the author's seven common denominators among those who've successfully built their own wealth and financial freedom. If you live in British Columbia,...

Duration:00:32:29

Is "Rich Dad Poor Dad" Still Relevant?

10/31/2022
It's time for another edition of Christine's "Why is this baby still up at 4am Book Club." This week we review the core concepts of the personal finance classic "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosak. We see if these ideas can still work for you today and how find out how much of the book is applicable for Canadians. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com

Duration:00:30:55

Better Understanding Group RRSP's

10/24/2022
This week we talk about all of the in's and out's of having a Group RRSP plan and how it can benefit you and your retirement. Everything from qualification, matched contributions and how employers can use then to better support their staff is covered, along with a few cautions to be aware of. But fear not as we pull back the cloak of mystery surrounding Group RRSP’s. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com

Duration:00:36:06

Invest Like the Greats Part 2

10/17/2022
This week we continue our look into different investment styles and the most famous investors behind them. Everything from Contrarian, Growth and Adaptive investing are looked at along with how they have been successful. We then cap it off by talking about how you can determine which style (or combination of) could be best for you. If you want to join Christine's "Why is this baby still up at 4am Book Club" you can follow along by reading "Principles of Dealing With the Changing World...

Duration:00:32:40

Invest Like the Greats Part 1

10/9/2022
Over the years different people have develope different approaches to investing, but all of them have one goal, to help you get the most out of your money. This week we take our first of two looks into some the the most popluar investors in the past century and understand how their varied stragegies helped them become successful, and how thier underlying ideas can help us today. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com

Duration:00:24:45

The Secret Ingredient of Investing

10/3/2022
The concept of Capital Appreciation is one that tends to be overlooked for many other "flashy" signposts in the investing world but it has a dramatic impact on whether or not you will actually grow your money. This week we talk about the impact of capital appreciation on your investmetns, be it stocks, funds, real esate or even small business ownership and how you can make sure you are getting a good return for your money. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the...

Duration:00:34:24

We Didn't Start the FIRE.... Movement

9/26/2022
The desire for freedom, flexibility and financial independence is greater than ever and it shows no signs of stopping while the world keep turning. This week we talk all about FIRE Movement aka the Financially Independent and Retire Early Movement see how these philosophies can help us manage not only our personal finances but how we live our everyday lives. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com

Duration:00:33:10

What is Your Retirement Number?

9/19/2022
Is your retirement number an age, the number on your ivnestment statment or something else? This week we talk about all of the moving parts that go into determining your retirement number and how Chrisinte helps her clients find their happy number. This isn't a one time calculation as the stock marketn inflation and a host of other factors will impact your comfort during retirement If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit...

Duration:00:34:15

Making the Most out of Your Career Path

9/12/2022
Your income is the most important number in your budget – all of your lifestyle, ability to achieve goals stems from it. This week we talk about how your career is the most important part of your budget and how you can maximize it to better your finances and personal life. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of the people you love and visit braunfinancial.com

Duration:00:30:31

The Conflict Between Goals and Lifestyle

9/5/2022
You wouldn't think that goals and lifestyle could be at odds in your life, but when your goals and lifestyle disagree with each other you'll find yourself stuck in life. This week we talk about the balance needed between our short-term goals and our overall lifestyle that we are trying to cultivate. We also talk about how both goals and lifestyle can work with and against each other is we don't know what we truly want in life. If you live in British Columbia, let us help you take care of...

Duration:00:29:31