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168 Canada Pension Plan: Will It Be Around When You Retire? - Mei Maven, Director of Global Communications for CPPIB

We all pay into the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), but most of us have no idea what the heck it is! I talk with CPPIB spokesperson Mei Maven to get the facts. Long description: We all pay into the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), but most of us have no idea what it is, who manages it, or if it will even exist by the time we retire in the next 40+ years. That’s why for this episode I talk with Mei Maven, the Director of Global Communications for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). I...


167 What It Means to Be a Financial Grownup - Bobbi Rebell, CFP, Author & Podcast Host of Financial Grownup

I chat with Financial Grownup best-selling author & podcast host Bobbi Rebell about what it means to be a financial grownup, the difference between high achievers and dreamers, and her story of going from journalist to entrepreneur focused on educating others about finance and success. Long description: Back in the spring, I had the opportunity to attend a women in business retreat called Statement that was organized by money expert Stefanie O’Connell and writer Emma Pattee. It was held in...


166 From Teen Mom to Millionaire Entrepreneur - Farrah Abraham, Teen Mom Star & Entrepreneur

To kick off Season 7 of the Mo' Money Podcast, I chat with Teen Mom star & entrepreneur Farrah Abraham about success, overcoming obstacles & balancing work with being a single mom. Long description: It’s the first episode in Season 7 (yes, 7!!!) of the Mo’ Money Podcast, and boy do I have a treat for you! This episode has been a long time coming. If you know me, then you know I’m a huge reality TV junkie. And one of the shows I’ve watched from the beginning is MTV’s 16 & Pregnant and its...


165 Get Paid Your Worth: Negotiation Tips - Kathlyn Hart, Salary Negotiation Coach

For my Season 6 finale episode, I chat with Kathlyn Hart, podcast host of The Big Leap Show and salary negotiation coach. We talk about earning what you deserve, practical ways to ask for a promotion and/or raise, and recognizing when it's time to jump ship for the chance at a higher salary with a different company. As I mentioned in this episode, I'll be taking the next two months off for a much needed break, but I'll be back for Season 7 in September! Long description: It’s the Season 6...


164 How to Know If You're Investing Right - Pauline Shum Nolan, Co-founder & CEO of Wealthscope

One of the most common questions I get from people when it comes to investing is "Am I even doing it right?" It was also a question that my next guest Pauline Shum Nolan (Finance Professor) also gets, which is why she co-created Wealthscope, a website that helps investors understand their investments so they can feel more confident about what they're doing. Long description: It’s not every day I get to chat with a professor of finance! But that’s exactly why I sometimes have to pinch...


163 How to Achieve FIRE in Your 20s - Gwen Merz, Blogger at Fiery Millennials & Co-host of FIRE Drill Podcast

For this episode, I talk with Gwen Merz, the blogger behind Fiery Millennials and the co-host of FIRE Drill Podcast. As you may have guessed, we go in-depth about FIRE, chat about Gwen achieving financial independence in her 20s, and some terms you may not have her of from the FIRE community. Long description: For this episode of the podcast, I chat with a new friend I made recently at an event called Statement. It was a women in business retreat for women in the financial blogging space,...


162 Why Your Money Matters - Jen Hemphill, Author & Money Confidence Coach

It's been a few years since I had Jen Hemphill on the show (episode 48, check it out!). And a lot has happened since that first interview. Jen is now an author, having recently published her first book entitled Her Money Matters, and we discuss three big components in her book for this episode: finding your "Why", financial confidence and practicing value-based spending. Long description: For this episode, I’m bringing back a guest who hasn’t been on the show since 2016 (episode 48 if you...


161 How Mindfulness Leads to Better Money Decisions - Laurie J. Cameron, Author of The Mindful Day

If we're not mindful with our money, that's when mistakes happen. Stupid mistakes. Mistakes that are 100% avoidable. Mindfulness plays a bit role in our financial lives, which is why for this episode I interview Laurie J. Cameron, author of The Mindful Day, to explore this topic in-depth. Long description: It was such a treat to have Laurie J. Cameron on the show to talk in-depth about mindfulness, and what role it plays in our financial lives, and our lives in general. Mindfulness, as...


160 How to Avoid Student Debt with Scholarships - Jocelyn Paonita, Founder of The Scholarship System

You don't have to get into debt to go to school. Even though it looks as if everyone has student debt these days, there are actually people out there that go to go to school for free! And no, it's not because they are trust-fund kids, it's because they applied to scholarships and were able to secure enough funding to pay for their tuition. I was able to get my first year paid because of scholarships, and Jocelyn Paonita, founder of The Scholarship System, was able to get her degree paid from...


159 How to Become Financially Independent by 35 - Chris Reining, Early Retiree & Writer

Another inspiring interview to get you excited about FIRE! I interview Chris Reining in this episode, who was able to achieve financial independence by 35 (meaning he saved up $1million), and retire comfortably at 37. Now, he spends his days working out, doing yoga and meditating, and writing on his blog at So, how did he do it? He shares how in this interview, so check it out! Long description: I’ve been chatting to a lot more guests this season who’ve been able to...


158 Practical Investing for Canadians - John Robertson, Author of The Value of Simple

For the second time on the podcast (I had him on the show in 2015, episode 25 if you want to check that out after), I chat with The Value of Simple author John Robertson about his tips for practical investing for Canadians. Long description: It’s crazy to see how fast time flies…like when I interviewed John Robertson, author of The Value of Simple and personal finance blogger at, for the first time for episode 25 of the Mo’ Money Podcast back in Nov. 2015. That was almost 3...


157 Building Confidence to Live Your Best Life - Lauren Ferraro, Speaking Coach

Confidence doesn't just mean walking in the room and feeling powerful. It's what can help us get that job on the first interview, get that raise or promotion, network more authentically, or even start your own money-making venture. For this episode of the podcast, I chat with Lauren Ferraro, a speaking coach and instructor in Toronto (and also my speaking coach), about how to be more comfortable on stage, how to lean in and not be afraid to make your voice heard, and be the best version of...


156 Life After Wall Street: From Investment Banker to Entrepreneur - Alex Grodnik, Podcast Host at Wall Street Oasis

Ever wondered what it's like to work on Wall Street? Then you'll love this episode! I chat with former investment banker Alex Grodnik who worked in the finance industry for almost 10 years, but eventually left to pursue an MBA then become an entrepreneur to live life on his terms. Beyond sharing what life is like as an investment banker, Alex also shares some great tips on how to invest your money and how to be your authentic self. Long description: I’ve always been curious what it’s like...


155 Practical Strategies to Pay Down Debt & Retire Early - Deacon Hayes, Author & Founder of Well Kept Wallet

Want to learn how to become debt-free and financially independent? It doesn’t have to be one or the other, you can dig yourself out of debt and retire early. Just take it from Deacon Hayes from Well Kept Wallet who was able to pay of $52,000 in debt in only 18 months, then become financially independent and retire early with his family. If he can do it, why not you? Long description: Deacon Hayes, the blogger and podcaster behind Well Kept Wallet, was knee deep in debt to the tune of...


154 The Best Hacks for Your Wallet - Jim Wang, Blogger at Wallet Hacks

For this episode of the podcast, I talk with veteran personal finance blogger Jim Wang about how he was able to sell his first blog (Bargaineering) for 6-figures after having it for just 5 years, and what some of his best wallet hacks are that he shares on his current blog, the aptly named Wallet Hacks. Long description: For this episode of the podcast, I talk with veteran personal finance blogger Jim Wang about how he was able to sell his first blog (Bargaineering) for 6-figures after...


153 Real Estate Investing & Becoming a Leader - Scott McGillivray, HGTV Star & Real Estate Investor

I chat with HGTV star & host of Buyers Bootcamp Scott McGillivray about how to become a real estate investor in Canada, and how to go against the grain, take risks and go after what you truly want in life. Long description: It’s not every day you get to talk someone you’ve binge-watched on TV before. And man have I binged (okay, now it sounds like I’m a stalker). It’s just that I’m such a huge HGTV fan and have 100% watched every single episode of Scott McGillivray’s Income Property. As I...


152 How to Get Money (in More Ways than One) - Kristin Wong, Journalist & Author of Get Money

Do know how to get money (as in earn), and do you truly get money (as in understand)? I talk with Kristin Wong, financial journalist and new author of the book Get Money about all things getting money! We talk about why people have such a hard time taking action on bettering their financial situation, setting financial goals, money and relationships, and being in the driver's seat of your investments. Long description: 2018 is the year of the woman personal finance author, and I’m all...


151 Worry-Free Money - Shannon Lee Simmons, Author, CFP & Founder of The New School of Finance

At the end of the day, money shouldn't be something you worry about, or feel guilty about, or don't even want to think about. We all deal with money. We all earn it. We all spend it. But it shouldn't be something we're ashamed of or hate talking about. Which is why I loved reading Shannon Lee Simmons' new book Worry-Free Money, which takes a unique and refreshingly positive approach to how to manage your money and feel good about it. Long description: I know I say this for almost every...


150 Building a Successful Freelance Business - Matt Inglot, Host of Freelance Transformation

Is it even possible to build a successful freelance business without taking on debt and without sacrificing all balance in your life? Yes there is, and Matt Inglot shares how. Long description: Before I went full-time self-employed, I had this crazy idea in my head that freelancing meant you’d always be worried about money coming in, would be living from gig to gig and would have no balance in your life. Well, a year later and I was definitely proven wrong, but this episode isn’t about my...


149 Living Your Best Life Through Sustainable Frugality - Elizabeth Willard Thames, Blogger & Author of Meet the Frugalwoods

Your path may not be to quit city living and move to the woods, but that's not what Liz's (a.k.a. Mrs. Frugalwoods) story is about. In her new book, Meet the Frugalwoods, she shares how defining your life can help lead you to your best life, whether that’s living simply in the country, living it up in the city, or being nomadic and travelling the world. Not matter what path you end up on, the most important things to always remember is being true to yourself and making sure you’re living a...