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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




Using Money as a Tool to Teach Your Kids Essential Life Skills, with Anisa Kurji

This week on The MapleMoney Show, the kids are taking over. Not quite, but they are the focus of this week’s episode. Anisa Kurji is the host of Kids Money and More, a finance podcast with a twist, because the target audience is young kids. In today’s episode, she explains how she got the idea for the podcast, and she shares some tips to help parents teach their kids about life and money at any age. You can find the show notes for this episode at Do you prefer...


Surprising Insights On Side Hustles In 2020, with Jeff Proctor

If you’ve ever considered starting a side hustle as a way to make some extra money, you’re not alone. Thousands of people in Canada are finding ways to increase their income outside of their regular job. My guest this week is Jeff Proctor. He’s a co-founder at, a website dedicated to helping readers reach their maximum earning potential. DollarSprout covers side hustles, entrepreneurship, freelancing, and many money-making topics. You can find the show notes for this...


How to Achieve Financial Independence by House Hacking, with Andrew Kerr

Does the thought of making money in real estate seem out of reach? That’s what many people think whenever the topic comes up. But there’s an easier way to build wealth through the housing market using a trick known as house hacking. As my guest this week explains, with a little bit of money and lots of creativity, just about anyone can do it. Andrew Kerr bought his first home at 20 years old. Now in his thirties, he is a seasoned real estate investor and serial house hacker. He uses house...


Transferring Your Skill Sets Into Income, with Michelle Jackson

If you asked a thousand online entrepreneurs how they make money, you’re bound to get a thousand different answers. That’s the premise behind this week’s episode of The MapleMoney Show. My guest this week is Michelle Jackson, a serial entrepreneur from Colorado who jumped headfirst into online business when she started her first blog in 2012. Since then, she’s made money as a coach, freelancer, and author, launched a number of digital products, as well as a successful podcast. According to...


How to Master Your Money In Your 20’s, with Cody Berman

Imagine landing a lucrative corporate job at the ripe old age of 24, only to quit seven months later to pursue a life of freedom. That’s exactly what Cody Berman did, and he joins the show this week to explain how he was able to walk away at such a young age. Cody is a serial entrepreneur who is always looking for the next exciting business opportunity. He is a co-founder of Gold City Ventures, a co-founder of The Financial Freedom Summit, owner of Fly to FI, and co-host of The FI...


The Importance of Not Burning Bridges When Changing Jobs, with Joel Parker

If you’ve ever left a job on bad terms, you may have experienced the fallout that can come with burning bridges during a career change. If you’re careful, however, the relationship doesn’t always have to end on a sour note. Joel Parker is a blogger, and founder of the Financial Freedom Community, where he guides people on their financial freedom journey. Joel started his own business after being laid off from his 9-5 job, and he says that much of the credit was due to his willingness to...


How to Improve Your Financial Fitness, with Tracey Bissett

Have your finances been negatively impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis? Perhaps you’re still working, but wondering what you should be doing to solidify your financial situation. My guest this week is here to help. Tracy Bissett is a former banker turned entrepreneur. She educates young adults and small business owners through her weekly podcast, Young Money, as well as the teaching and delivery of financial courses, coaching and consulting. Tracy sits down with me to discuss some ways...


Losing Your Income Identity After Leaving Your Career, with Doc G

If you’ve ever wondered whether there are limits to how much happiness money can buy, what better way to find out than to talk with someone who knows. That’s exactly what I did in this week’s episode of The MapleMoney Show. Doc G is a former high earning physician who gave up his practice to become a content creator. He now writes about personal finance and hosts his own podcast, called Earn and Invest. Doc G and I talk about financial independence, income identity, and we tackle the...


Dispelling the Myths Around Robo-Advisor Investing, with Michael Allen

It’s never been easier for Canadians to invest online. But does automated investing spell the end of the human investment advisor? My guest week doesn’t think so. Michael Allen is a Portfolio Manager at Wealthsimple. Michael has worked in the investment industry for more than 13 years, including the past 5 with Wealthsimple. Michael joins me to dispel some myths surrounding robo-investing and explain the recent surge of new investors in the current down market. You can find the show notes...


The Most Important Tips for Your Finances, with J.D. Roth

Welcome to episode number 100 of The MapleMoney Show! To celebrate this milestone, I decided to invite back one of my very first guests on the show, the one and only J.D. Roth. J.D. is an accomplished personal finance writer, and founder of the popular blog,Get Rich Slowly. Last time he visited the show, J.D. shared with us some of his biggest money mistakes. This time around, I wanted to get his advice on the most important things we should do with our money. You can find the show...


How to Get Started As A Freelance Writer, with Miranda Marquit

North Americans read thousands of articles from various online sources every single day, which means that someone has to keep that content flowing. Much of the work falls to freelance writers, many of whom earn a good living keeping the rest of us entertained and informed. Miranda Marquit is a six-figure freelance writer whose work has appeared in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and the U.S. News & World Report, and she’s no stranger to The MapleMoney Show. Miranda joins me this week to talk...


Building Marketable Skills Through Blogging, with Ashley Barnett

Recent events have placed a spotlight on people working online from home, but it’s a trend that’s been building for years. In fact, just about anyone can make money online if they can learn a few key skills. This week, I’m joined by Ashley Barnett, a long time freelance editor and creator of the brand new HitPublish course for bloggers. Ashley and I sat down to discuss why blogging is the perfect way to build the skills necessary to make money online, even if the blog itself doesn’t make...


How CDIC Protects the Deposits of Canadians, with Peter Routledge

Canadians want to know that the money they have on deposit with their bank is safe, especially during difficult economic times. Thankfully, the money in your chequing or savings account is protected with something called CDIC insurance, providing that you bank with a CDIC member institution. Given the economic uncertainty we’re facing right now, I thought it would the perfect time to have this week’s guest join the show. Peter Routledge is the CEO of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, or...


Making Sense of the Stock Market During a Crisis, with Dan Kent

Are you struggling to make sense of the current state of the economy, not to mention the stock market? If so, you’re not alone. These are uncertain times, and no one seems to have any real answers. My guest this week is Dan Kent, investor and co-founder of stock research and news site, Dan joins me to discuss the recent market volatility related to the COVID-19 crisis, and shares his thoughts on where he thinks we may be headed. You can find the show notes for this episode...


How To Qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and RDSP, with Alan Whitton

Many Canadians don’t realize that the government has an investment plan designed specifically for Canadians with disabilities. The Registered Disability Savings Plan exists to help disabled Canadians with their long term savings, but it can be difficult to understand. Alan Whitton is the founder of Canajun Finances, where he writes extensively about the Registered Disability Savings Plan, and RESPs as well. He joins me this week to explain the ins and outs of the RDSP, as well as the...


Living Comfortably on $25,000 a Year, with Court from Modern FImily

Could you and your family live on $25,000 per year? Before I met with this week’s guest, the idea seemed fairly unrealistic to me, but the number may in fact be more achievable than I realized. Whether your goal is retiring early, like my guest, or something entirely different, there are huge advantages to living on less. This week, I’m joined by Court, who blogs over at Modern FImily. In 2018, Court and her partner Nik, achieved financial independence, meaning that they had saved enough...


Do You Want to Build A Snowman?, with Steven Arnott

Have you ever avoided dealing with important money issues? If so, you’re not alone. Many Canadians put off saving for retirement, or other financial goals, because the strategies seem too complicated, and they feel like they lack the knowledge. My guest this week is Steven Arnott, author of The Snowman’s Guide to Personal Finance. Steven drops by to show us that just about anyone can embark on a journey towards financial independence by following a few simple steps. You can find the show...


Start a Low Competition Side Hustle With Airbnb Experiences, with Martin Dasko

Imagine a side hustle that lets you do something you love, and that actually makes money. Does it sound too good to be true? Well, as it turns out, there is such a thing. This week, I welcome back my first ever repeat guest on The MapleMoney Show. Last time he was here, Martin Dasko and I discussed ways to plan your next travel adventure. This time around, Martin is here to tell us about a new adventure, as a host with Airbnb Experiences. You can find the show notes for this episode at...


Airline Cancellations and Your Rights As a Passenger, with Gabor Lukacs

If you’ve ever been impacted by a flight cancellation, chances are you’ve experienced the frustration that comes with trying to get a full refund from the airline. My guest this week has been fighting for the rights of Canadian airline passengers for years, winning countless challenges in court. This week, Gabor Lukacs joins me on The MapleMoney Show to remind us of our rights as passengers, and how to go about handling a dispute the next time an airline tells you that you have none. You...


How to Invest in a Volatile Stock Market, with Kanwal Sarai

In recent weeks, the arrival of Coronavirus in North America has wreaked havoc on the stock market, bringing with it fears of a sustained economic downturn, including talk of a possible recession. And while no one really knows how it will all play out, there are steps investors can take when faced with a volatile stock market. With everything that’s going on, it felt like the perfect time to have this week’s guest join us. A dividend value investor for more than 20 years, Kanwal Sarai is...