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175 Being Intentional with Your Money - Patrick Ens, VP Strategy & Brand at Capital One Canada

Money isn't just about the numbers. And having money struggles doesn't mean you're lazy or "bad" with money. Money is about habits, experiences and what tools we're working with. One of the ways to fix our struggles and become less stressed out about money is adding mindfulness into the mix. Being intentional with your money can make all the difference in your life, and that's what I discuss with my guest Patrick Ens, VP of Strategy & Brand at Capital One Canada. Long...


174 Why You Need a F*** Off Fund - Paulette Perhach, Author of Welcome to the Writer's Life

Do you have a f*** off fund? You know, a bit of money you've got in a savings account for emergencies. But I'm not just talking about when your car breaks down or you lose your job. I'm talking about when you need to quit your job because you're being harassed by your boss. Or when you need to leave your abusive boyfriend and need a place to stay. I talk with the woman who coined the term for this episode, and you are definitely going to want to set up a f*** off fund after this. Long...


173 How to Pay Off Meaningful Debt (and Stay Debt-Free) - Jessi Fearon, Financial Coach

Jessi Fearon was able to pay off $55,000 in debt in 2 years! Yes, I know, we've all seen headlines like this before, and usually you find out after reading the full news article that they were able to pay off that debt because they got a windfall, their parents helped them, or they earn over 6 figures at their job. Well, that's no Jessi' story. Her and her husband were able to pay that debt off by making some major sacrifices and hustling to make it happen. Now Jessi is a financial coach...


172 How to Earn $10,000 Per Month as a Virtual Assistant - Kayla Sloan, Virtual Assistant Coach

Want to earn 5-figures per month as a virtual assistant? No, this isn't a scam. This is the true story of how Kayla Sloan, a former personal finance blogger, started a side hustle as a virtual assistant that led her to earn $10,000/month. Now, she trains others how to become virtual assistants so they can earn extra money on top of their day jobs to reach their financial goals sooner. Long description: As a sort of companion episode to last week’s interview with Amanda Abella (sales...


171 Why You Should Feel Good About Making Money - Amanda Abella, CEO & Founder of Make Money Your Honey

Do you feel bad or guilty about making money? You're not alone. This is a very common feeling that myself and my guest Amanda Abella (CEO & founder of Make Money Your Honey) have had to confront head-on in our financial lives. Here's the thing, earning money isn't bad. It's actually an amazing, empowering thing! Learn why in this very raw episode with Amanda and myself. Long description: I’ve been in some of the same circles as my next guest, Amanda Abella (CEO and founder of Make Money...


170 ETFs, Index Funds & Passive Investing in Canada - Atul Tiwari, Managing Director of Vanguard Canada

ETFs, index funds...oh my! I talk with Vanguard Canada Investments Managing Director Atul Tiwari about all things passive investing. If you want to dive into a great conversation with an investing pro, this is the episode for you! Long description: For this episode of the podcast, I chat with Atul Tiwari, the managing director of Vanguard Investments Canada. He seriously has such a wealth of knowledge, it was such a treat to ask him pretty much anything and everything about Vanguard,...


169 How to Make Big Change with Your Spare Change - Leena Patidar, Founder & CEO of Coin Up

Want to find a way to automatically donate money to charity without affecting the rest of your budget? Check out my interview with Coin Up founder & CEO Leena Patidar all about how you can make big change with your spare change. Long description: The other week, a member of my Facebook group asked how people automate (or try to automate) their charitable giving. Well, talk about good timing because for my latest podcast interview I have Leena Patidar on the show, and she’s the founder...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...