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Here on The MapleMoney Show, we’ve talked a lot about side hustles, and ways to make more money. But one idea we haven’t covered is how to start your own public speaking business. If getting paid to speak sounds intriguing, then this week’s episode is for you. Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab, and author of the new book, The Successful Speaker. In his book, Grant takes readers through what he says are the 5 key steps to becoming a successful speaker. He breaks it all down in our discussion while sharing some valuable insights from his own career as a public speaker. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/grantbaldwin Do you prefer to invest in companies that are socially responsible? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, cleantech, human rights, and the environment. Get started with Socially Responsible Investing by visiting https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 
We've talked before about various ways to make money on the side, but how do you succeed at making a few extra dollars while not interfering with your day job? Robert Farrington runs a site called The College Investor, and he grew his side hustle into an impressive business all while still holding down a day job in the retail sector. He shares how he was able to do this and gives tips to help others balance a job, a side gig, and family. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/robertfarrington Today's show is sponsored by our friends at Borrowell! I use Borrowell myself to check my credit score and credit reports each month. Having a good credit score can help you get a better mortgage rate and lower insurance rates. It may even help you land that dream apartment, as most landlords now ask for a credit score and report! Get your free credit score in under 3 minutes https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 
Have you heard about robo-advisors? Or maybe you're just tired of Do It Yourself Investing? My guest this week, Kyle Prevost, hosts the Canadian Financial Summit and is an expert in robo-advisors. Kyle breaks down what a robo-advisor is, whether there's a wizard behind the curtain, and how they can help you either get started investing or switch to an easier way to invest. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/kyleprevost Our sponsor for this week is Borrowell. Having a good credit score is important to help you achieve your financial goals. Get your score for free at maplemoney.com/borrowell
Have you recently caught financial independence fever? Or maybe like I did, you hit a point where you've realized you need to change your spending and increase your income. That's great, but that doesn't mean everyone in your household will have that same epiphany at the same time. Andy Hill is the host of the Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast, and he joins us to share how he got his wife interested in working towards financial independence and how he got his children learning some great money habits too. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/andyhill  Borrowell's mission is to help Canadians make great decisions about credit! to do that, they've taken a product that used to be $23 a month and made it totally free. To get your free credit score, free credit report, and continual monitoring, head over to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 
There are lots of ways to make a little money on the side, especially in this digital age. We've covered a few in more generalized episodes, but I want to dive into one of the opportunities this week. Bobby Hoyt started Millennial Money Man after paying off $40,000 in student loans, but what I found interesting is that he grew his site with Facebook ads and also ran a digital marketing agency to help other businesses get customers through Facebook. Today, Bobby is joining us to go through how you can start your own Facebook side hustle and make decent money once you land that first client. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/bobbyhoyt  To check out Bobby's course, head over to https://maplemoney.com/facebooksidehustle Robo-advisors have really revolutionized the investing market over the last few years, but it's a new concept and you might have some questions. Thanks to our sponsor, Wealthsimple, you can book a 15 minute, no obligation call with an experienced Portfolio Manager. To book your call, simply head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimplechat 
What's more important to you, time or money? It seems like we're constantly trying to find the balance when trading our time for money. What if we could create more of both? Todd Tresidder from Financial Mentor, and the author of The Leverage Equation, shares the six types of leverage that can allow us to work less, make more, and cut years off our retirement plans. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/toddtresidder  Today's show is brought to you by our sponsors at Borrowell. Last month I received my Borrowell email saying, "Congratulations, your credit score has increased!" In the past, I'd fax, yes, fax in my request to get my free credit report by mail once a year. Now I get my report and score for free online, and these monthly updates are very motivating for any Canadians looking to improve their credit score. Get your free credit score at https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 
More and more, it's becoming a dream of people to escape the cubicle and live the life they want. Now, there's nothing wrong with the traditional career path to retirement, but I want to show there are other options that are possible. Paula Pant from Afford Anything did just this, so today we'll walk through how she was able to quit her job and travel the world. Then when she came back, she decided that the regular 9-5 wasn't going to work for her and created the lifestyle she wanted. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/paulapant  You've heard me talk a lot about Wealthsimple, but the biggest myth about robo-advisors is that it's all tech and you're on your own. Are you curious about moving over but have some questions? You can now book a 15-minute call with an experienced Wealthsimple Portfolio Manager. To book your call, simply head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimplechat 
Do you often compare yourself to other people? Have previous life experiences shaped your money mindset, and not in a good way? You may not realize it, but how you think about money could be a major factor in the financial decisions that you make. My guest this week knows a thing or two about maintaining a positive money mindset. Lacey Langford is an Accredited Financial Counsellor and financial coach who has helped many people overcome their fear of money. She joins us to discuss how having a negative mindset can hurt us financially, and what we can do about it. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/laceylangford It’s January, which means it’s time to review your RRSP contributions for the 2019 tax year. Our sponsor, Wealthsimple, can help you get a bigger refund while helping you save on investment fees. MapleMoney readers get $10,000 managed for free by opening a new account, or by transferring their RRSP to Wealthsimple. To open your Wealthsimple RRSP today, head to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple
Living frugally is a great way to get your spending under control and set a base to improve your personal finances. However, what's the point of cutting every expense and possibly retiring early if you aren't able to put your money to good use on the things you enjoy in life? Tanja Hester is the writer behind the blog Our Next Life and the new book Work Optional, and she's joining us to share her views on how we can be selectively hardcore in our money saving ways but be able to spend on quality items or experiences that align with our priorities. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/tanjahester  You may soon find yourself with a big tax refund burning a hole in your pocket. How should you spend it? The smartest thing you can do is invest it. In fact, put it right into your RRSP and get a jump start on your contributions. As a MapleMoney reader, get $10,000 managed for free when you open a new account or transfer your existing RRSP to our sponsor, Wealthsimple. Go to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 
Pat Flynn, from Smart Passive Income, shares his experience in being laid off from his job during the 2008 financial crisis, and how he managed to turn the experience into a positive. Pat dishes on past side hustles, including one that may or may not have been legal!  He also explains what inspired him to relaunch his book, Let Go.   You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/patflynn   Our sponsor for this episode is Borrowell. Borrowell will provide you with your free Equifax Credit report at https://maplemoney.com/borrowell
Ah, the internet, where everyone has an opinion and people get advice from anonymous strangers. But it doesn't have to be all bad if you know the right questions to ask and have the right level of skepticism to not blindly accept the replies when it involves your personal finances. Joe Saul-Sehy, the founder of Stacking Benjamins and Money With Friends, gets out of the basement to join the show to discuss how we can use the internet and make the most of forums, social media, and Facebook groups. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/joesaulsehy I've talked about robo-advisors often on the show and over at the blog as well. Especially our sponsor Wealthsimple. But I get it's a new option and you might have some questions. Wealthsimple now lets you book a 15-minute call with an experienced Portfolio Manager, with no obligation to set up an account. To see if robo-advisors make sense for you, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimplechat
Philip Taylor, the man behind PT Money and FinCon, is full of ideas on how to make money, especially online and in the sharing economy. PT will have you motivated to start your own side gig right after this episode! You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/philiptaylor Our sponsor for this episode is Borrowell. To check your credit score with Borrowell, head over to their website today at https://maplemoney.com/borrowell
Your mortgage is likely the biggest debt you'll take on in your life, and it can delay your retirement savings. But what if you could convert your mortgage into a tax-deductible loan and start saving for retirement a couple decades earlier? That's exactly where the Smith Manoeuvre comes in. Robinson Smith is president of Smith Consulting Group Ltd and the son of Smith Manoeuvre creator, Fraser Smith. Robinson is the expert in the Smith Manoeuvre so it was a no brainer to bring him on the show for this topic. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/robinsonsmith The biggest myth about robo-advisors is that it's all tech and you're on your own. Are you curious about moving over but have some questions? Thanks to our sponsor Wealthsimple, you can book a 15-minute call with an experienced Portfolio Manager. To book your call, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimplechat
It has been said that the best way to build wealth is to invest early and often, then let time, and compound interest take over. It’s a solid plan, but it takes years, decades even. But what if there was a way to accelerate your path to wealth, by investing in yourself. My guest this week is Jeff Rose, a long time financial planner, and founder of Wealth Hacker, and The Good Financial Cents blog. For years, Jeff followed the traditional path to wealth, until he realized that his biggest returns came when he invested in himself You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/jeffrose Do you prefer to invest in companies that are socially responsible? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, clean tech, human rights, and the environment. Get started with Socially Responsible Investing by visiting https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple
You're listening to the MapleMoney Show, and I hope you also love the MapleMoney blog, but the beauty of personal finance blogs is that there's something out there for everyone. While MapleMoney's mission is to help all Canadians with various money issues, there are many great sites dedicated only to investing or women's finances, or maybe even write with humour that attracts someone that might not have been interested otherwise. Harlan Landes is possibly the first personal finance blogger and a money community supporter through The Plutus Awards and Plutus Foundation. He joins us to inspire you to find blogs and bloggers that resonate with where you're at in your personal finance journey. We also discuss how to read online content with a critical eye, including if they know what they're talking about and what bias or profit motivation does the writer have. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/harlanlandes  This episode is made possible by our sponsors at Borrowell. Have you heard the saying, “what gets measured, gets managed”? Borrowell conducted a study that found a correlation between the frequency of checking your credit score, and credit score increases. To begin increasing your credit score, head over to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 
This week, I discuss common money mistakes with J.D. Roth and how you can make sure you take the right steps to avoid them. J.D. Roth was one of the very first personal finance bloggers when he started Get Rich Slowly. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/jdroth Our sponsor for this week is Wealthsimple. Put your money to work in a super smart, low-maintenance, low-fee portfolio by visiting https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple
We've talked about FIRE, or Financial Independence Retire Early, on this show before, but how do you line up your finances to be able to make that major change to your lifestyle? Jonathan Mendonsa from Choose FI stopped by the show to explain how we can create space to execute a fully funded lifestyle change. We cover a lot today, like eliminating debt, increasing your savings, and creating additional income so you're not dependant on your job. Plus, just how much are your years of education and career loyalty really worth? You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/jonathanmendonsa  I love our sponsor Borrowell's mission to help Canadians make great decisions about credit! They've taken a product that used to be $23 a month and made it absolutely free. To get your free credit score, free credit report, and continual monitoring, head over to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 
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 can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/gaborlukacs Do you bank with a member of CDIC? If so, your eligible deposits with that institution will be protected up to $100,000 in each of their coverage categories, in the event of a bank failure. Didn’t know that banks could fail? CDIC has handled the failure of 43 of its member institutions since it was established in 1967. Guess how many people lost their protected deposits during those failures? Zero. Not a single dollar under CDIC protection was lost. Find out more about CDIC coverage and check to see if you bank with one of its member institutions by visiting https://www.cdic.ca
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 money. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/ashleybarnett If you’re interested in starting a blog and building your own online business, I highly recommend that you check out Ashley’s new course at http://maplemoney.com/hitpublish Can you imagine a no-fee savings account that pays you 2.00%, along with free transactions, no minimum balance requirement, and fast, cheap, and fully transparent international money transfers? Well, the dream is real, through our sponsor, EQ Bank. Their EQ Bank Savings Plus Account will give you all of that and more. For more information, visit https://maplemoney.com/eqbank
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 Michelle, almost anyone can make money online by applying the skills they already have. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/106 This week’s episode was brought to you by EQ Bank. Did you know? You can now transfer money overseas with TransferWise directly from your EQ Bank Savings Plus account. Not only will you benefit from earning 2.00% interest on your savings, but you’ll pay far less for international money transfers. While other banks have a habit of sneaking in markups and extra charges, that’s not something you’ll have to worry about with EQ Bank. To start saving money today, visit https://maplemoney.com/eqbank
Did you know that if your neighbour wins the lottery, the chances of you going bankrupt increases by 2.4% for every $1000 they win? It’s an interesting statistic, and one that I get into with this week’s guest here on the MapleMoney Show. Kelley Keehn is a financial educator, and author of several books, including her most recent book, Talk Money To Me. Kelly and I sat down to discuss the very real struggle of keeping up with the Joneses, and why it’s so tempting to want the things our friends and neighbours have. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/110 Our sponsor, EQ Bank, has partnered with TransferWise, to give Canadians a better way to send money overseas. The result is fully transparent and remarkably quick international money transfers that are up to 8X cheaper for EQ Bank customers. To find out more, visit https://maplemoney.com/eqbank
If you've been listening to the podcast for a while, and certainly if you've been reading the blog, you'll know I'm a big fan of using credit cards responsibly as a tool to earn rewards, build credit, and protect your purchases and travel. However, some people in our personal finance circles believe the best way to become debt free and stay that way is to not allow yourself to have such easy access to spending and debt. Steve Stewart is the editor behind the MapleMoney Show and we're in great company as he also edits podcasts like Stacking Benjamins, Choose FI, and Afford Anything. Steve became debt free and a big part of that was avoiding credit cards. Steve shares his story today and gives some great rebuttals to my examples of times we might need a credit card. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/stevestewart  In this episode, Steve mentions the importance of checking our credit reports for signs of fraud and other errors. Our sponsor Borrowell provides free credit reports so you can ensure it's correct and take steps to fix it if needed. To get your free credit report, head over to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell 
Have you made your will? If not, what’s holding you back? For a lot of Canadians, just the idea of having to deal with the subject of death makes them uncomfortable. Thankfully, creating a will doesn’t have to be a daunting task. My guest this week is Erin Bury, CEO of Willful, a Canadian online will and estate planning company. Erin joins us to discuss why it’s so important for Canadians to not only create a will, and make sure it stays updated. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/erinbury There was a time when getting a copy of your credit report was a major hassle, and would cost money as well. That’s no longer the case, thanks to our sponsor, Borrowell. They’ll send you an updated credit report each month, and share tips on how you can improve your credit. To get your free credit report, head to https://maplemoney.com/borrowell
It’s no secret that it’s more expensive than ever to own a home in Canada. In fact, the average price of a home today is over $450,000, and in cities like Toronto and Vancouver, it’s well over a million dollars. With prices like that, how can a young person ever afford to own a home? My guest this week is Alyssa Davies, content specialist at Zolo.ca, Canada’s largest digital real estate brokerage, and founder of Mixed Up Money. She joins us to discuss the challenges faced by people entering the housing market and shares some ideas to help make the homeownership dream a reality. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/alyssadavies Do you prefer to invest in companies that are socially responsible? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, clean tech, human rights, and the environment. Get started with Socially Responsible Investing by visiting https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple
Winter is coming to an end, so I apologize now for bringing up snowballs and avalanches, but there's also no better time than now to get out of debt. Jackie Beck is the creator of the app store hit, Pay Off Debt by Jackie Beck, which has helped over 53,000 people break free from debt. Today on the show, Jackie shares her debt story and explains the difference between and the debt snowball and the debt avalanche, and which one might be best for you to finally conquer your debt. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/jackiebeck  Today's sponsor is Wealthsimple. With no-fees on deposits and withdrawals and higher interest rates than the big banks, Smart Savings is a better way to save. You can find out more about Wealthsimple at https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple 
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Started
Jul 6th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 25th, 2020
Release Period
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No. of Episodes
91
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26 minutes
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