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The MapleMoney Show is a personal finance podcast helping Canadians learn how to make money, save money, invest money, and spend money in a way that helps you create lasting financial freedom. More information at

The MapleMoney Show is a personal finance podcast helping Canadians learn how to make money, save money, invest money, and spend money in a way that helps you create lasting financial freedom. More information at




The MapleMoney Show is a personal finance podcast helping Canadians learn how to make money, save money, invest money, and spend money in a way that helps you create lasting financial freedom. More information at




Turn Your Struggles Into Stepping Stones, with Karl Staib

Do you find yourself in a constant struggle in an area of your life? It could be your job, your financial situation, or a difficulty in a personal relationship. If so, keep listening, because my guest this week is here to help. Karl Staib is the founder of the Dig to Fly Method and author of Bring Gratitude. He trains people to turn their struggles into stepping stones. He has been featured by Forbes, NPR and Zen Habits and has worked with great companies such as Philips Global, Southwest...


Growing Up Financially Independent, with Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner

Every parent wants the best for their children, which is why we teach them how to manage money properly. And while we sometimes get mixed results, the truth is that it’s a lot cheaper to make mistakes with money when you’re 12-years old. My guest this week had an excellent example to follow as she was growing up. That’s because Carol Pittner’s parents became financially independent before she turned 10. And when her dad retired early at age 41, Carol witnessed firsthand the benefits of...


2020: The Year in Review, with Rob Carrick

For many, 2020 has been a year to forget, either from a health standpoint, a financial one, or both. But while most of us are ready to put the year behind us, it’s always a good idea to take time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly. Joining me this week for a 2020 Year-In-Review is Rob Carrick, of the Globe and Mail. If you ask me, few Canadians have a better pulse on what’s happening with the finances of average Canadians, and the Canadian economy as a whole, which made Rob the...


How To Manage Your Money With Confidence in the New Year, with Rob Townsend

Whether it’s paying down a mortgage, credit card debt, or saving for retirement, the financial decisions you need to make day in day out can be challenging. No wonder it can sometimes feel as though you’re losing the game when it comes to managing your money? Rob Townsend is the CEO and Portfolio Manager at Camber Co., an independent wealth management firm serving high net worth Canadians. Camber creates financial dashboards so people can visualize complex finances all in one place and be...


Creating Routines While Working from Home During a Pandemic, with Gloria from MISS FINDEPENDENT

COVID-19 has shaken up millions of Canadians daily routines, many of whom find themselves working from home and having to adjust to weeks and months of self-isolation. Gloria is my guest this week. She’s a CPA from Toronto with a passion for financial literacy, pastries, and the outdoors. Gloria also recently started a podcast, called Miss FINDEPENDENT, to spread the word about financial independence to other young Canadians. She joins me to discuss what’s it’s like working from home during...


From Hobby To Side Hustle To Self-Employed, with Robb Engen

There is no shortage of online entrepreneurs who will tell you that if you buy their course, or listen to their webinar, you’ll be on your way to instant riches, quitting your job, and following your dreams. Sound too good to be true? My guest this week did quit his job for the laptop lifestyle, but it didn’t happen overnight. Robb Engen is the personal finance blogger behind Boomer & Echo. He left his corporate career last year to focus on his blog, freelance writing, and his fee-only...


How FI-lexible Are Your Financial Goals? with Diania Merriam

The pursuit of financial independence requires discipline to save aggressively, but if you’re not careful, a frugal lifestyle can lead to self-deprivation. This is why the phrase, "enjoy the journey", should always extend to your finances. Diania Merriam is the founder of The EconoMe Conference, an event centered around financial independence, also known as the "Ted Talks" of the FIRE movement. Diania joins me on the show to talk about the importance of building flexibility into your...


How to Manage Your Money with Confidence, with Romana King

I ran across an interesting stat from Zolo recently. It said that while 79% of Canadians are confident in their ability to make ends meet, 79% would run out of money within 3 months if they lost their job. There seems to be a contradiction there, so I asked my guest this week for her perspective. Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer, a real estate expert, and the Director of Content for Zolo, the largest independent real estate marketplace in Canada. I sat down with...


How To Travel With a Large Family and Not Go Broke, with Kevin Payne

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already begun to plan your first post-pandemic vacation. And if there’s one thing that COVID won’t change, it’s that travel will still be expensive, especially if you have a large family. Kevin Payne is a freelance personal finance writer and the budget and family travel expert behind Family Money Adventure. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and four kids. He joins me this week to share tips on travelling with a large family and explain how he...


Unpacking a Lifetime of Financial Independence, with Doug Nordman

Have you ever wondered how some people can walk away from their careers years, even decades, before the traditional retirement age? My guest this week did just that, almost twenty years ago. Today, he and his wife remain financially independent, having survived three separate recessions. Doug Nordman is the author of the book, “The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement” and founder of He joins me on the show to share his financial independence...


The Differences Between Term and Whole Life Insurance, with Sa El

My guest this week is Sa El, the co-founder of Simply Insurance and a licensed Insurance Agent with over 11 years of experience in the industry. Sa joins me to discuss the differences between term and whole life insurance, and why insurance is so important for your family. You can find the show notes for this episode at This episode of The MapleMoney Show is brought to you by Willful. Did you know that 57% of Canadian adults don’t have a will? Willful has made it...


Advice for First Time Home Buyers, with Lauren Haw

Buying your first home can be a daunting experience. There’s so much to think about, from finding a realtor to getting approved for a mortgage. And it’s never been harder to save for a down payment. This week’s guest knows all about the home buying process, and she’s here to help make things a little easier. Lauren Haw is the CEO and Broker of Record of Zoocasa. This award-winning brokerage uses technology and a team of top real estate professionals to deliver full-service real estate to...


The High Risk of Bonds, with Ed Rempel

Most investors see bonds as a safe place to put their money, but according to my guest this week, conventional wisdom may be deceiving. Ed Rempel is a popular blogger, fee-only full-service financial planner, and tax accountant, who wants to help you achieve financial freedom. Ed has spent the past 27 years helping thousands of Canadians become financially secure, and he joins us this week to explain why investing in bonds can actually put your portfolio at risk. You can find the show...


The Many Benefits of Fractional Real Estate Investing, with Khushboo Jha

Have you avoided investing in real estate because it seems too costly and complicated? My guest this week explains how you can own real estate in Canada’s biggest cities for as little as $2500. Khushboo Jha is the CEO of BuyProperly, a platform for fractional investing in real estate that makes it possible for regular folks to be real estate owners through fractional ownership of properties. In this episode, Khushboo explains exactly how fractional real estate investing works, and who...


A 4-Step Plan For Getting Out of Debt, with Marcus Garrett

How much debt do you think you could rack up this weekend? It took my guest this week, 72 hours to spend $26,000. He’s here to tell us how it happened, but more importantly, how he got out of debt, using a simple, 4-step plan. Marcus Garrett is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author of the book, Debt Free or Die Trying. Marcus draws on both his professional and personal experience to help others build a plan to get out of debt. You can find the show notes for this episode at...


How to Start an eBay Resale Side Hustle, with Jason Butler

If you’re like me, you’ve spent plenty of money shopping online over the years, on sites like eBay and Amazon. But have you ever considered making money by reselling products online? That’s what this week’s guest does, and he’s here to tell us more about a very unique side hustle. Jason Butler is the owner of My Money Chronicles, a website where he discusses personal finance, side hustles, travel, and more. Jason graduated with a BA in Marketing, and has been featured in Forbes, Discover,...


Has COVID-19 Killed the Fire Movement? with Bob Lai

In recent years, the FIRE movement, which stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early, has found popularity with millennials across Canada and the US. But this extreme version of early retirement requires a very high savings rate for an extended period of time, which begs the question: Has the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the retirement dreams of FIRE enthusiasts? To find out, I reached out to Bob Lai, a popular FIRE blogger based in Vancouver. Bob and his wife are planning to retire...


Understanding What Affects Your Insurance Rates, with Lorne Marr

Having the right insurance coverage is one of the most important aspects of financial planning, but most Canadians are underinsured. This is partly due to the fact that insurance can be complicated, so it can be difficult just knowing where to start. This week, I invited Lorne Marr of Hub Financial onto the show, to give us a better understanding of how life insurance works, and share some of the many factors that can affect insurance rates. With over 25 years of experience in the life...


Making the Income Tax System Work for You, with Neal Winokur

Did you receive an income tax refund this year? If so, it means that you gave the government extra money during the year, only to see them pay it back to you without interest. Surely there must be a better way. My guest this week is a tax accountant who says he feels a moral obligation to speak out against the inherent flaws and needless complexities that define taxation in Canada. Neal Winokur is a CPA, blogger, and author of the book, The Grumpy Accountant. Neal dreams of a day when the...


Managing your Finances as a Single Person, with Jackie Porter

Is life more expensive when you’re single? To help answer this question, I invited Jackie Porter onto the show this week. Jackie is an award-winning financial planner, best-selling author, and speaker who has helped thousands of clients grow their net worth, build a fortress around their finances and keep more of their cash in their pocket! She is also co-author of the book, Single by Choice & Chance, so she understands very well the challenges single people face when managing their...