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Are you looking to improve your family's financial wellness and create a life of true wealth and happiness? The Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast is dedicated to helping you do just that. Each week, Andy Hill interviews millionaire parents, couples who have reached financial independence, and financial industry experts like Chris Hogan, Paula Pant, JL Collins and Rachel Cruze (the daughter of Dave Ramsey). These interviews are meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information and actio ...
 
The Live Financially Savvy podcast was created by Atiya - The Savvy Accountant. She created the podcast to help others Live Financially Savvy. Atiya has a passion for building generational wealth and wants to help others do the same. Lower your debt and build your net worth using techniques you learn here from others doing amazing things to Live Financially Savvy!
 
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After working in his corporate career for 20 years, Tom is looking to resign and experience his financial independence. He wants to do it right and leave with a severance package that helps him roll into his early retirement. Sam Dogen from Financial Samurai joins me to help Tom engineer his layoff and make this process successful. Also, Andy LeBla…
 
As we enter 2021, some interesting trends are emerging: Canadian household savings rate is still high, yet so is our debt-to-income ratio; residential mortgages are also on a sharp rise. How do we explain this? Ben Rabidoux returns to share his insights on what’s really happening with debt, savings, and where he sees the real estate market heading.…
 
Is it worth it to leave a six-figure career to pursue entrepreneurship? That's what I asked my wife Nicole today. It's been one year since I left my job and we've been through a lot with the pandemic, virtual school and loss of income. We discuss the impact of this decision, if we'd do it all over again and advice for other couples considering this…
 
Some people feel that budgets can be restricting or they reinforce a scarcity mindset. While others get a sense of freedom and control with their budget. So what's the right answer? Jesse Mecham, Founder of You Need a Budget (YNAB), joins me to discuss this debate and how people can find their individual path with budgeting.…
 
Budgeting is difficult, but you need to keep track of your money. So how do you budget if you don't like budgeting? On today’s podcast, guest Julie Wildman, LIT, shares practical advice on how to match your expenses to your income, without the need to spend a lot of time tracking every dollar you spend. Julie and Doug Hoyes also discuss how to be r…
 
Can you be happily married and have separate bank accounts? Nicole and I dive deep into the subject and analyze if this is something we could do in our relationship after 10 years of having one joint account. Knowing how personal this topic can be, Nicole and I share three takeaways for couples to decide if this is right for them. What do you think…
 
Rachel Cruze joins me to answer a question from anonymous: "My husband wants separate bank accounts and I don't. What should I do?" We discuss the options available to our anonymous friend including the importance of clear communication and even asking for support from a marriage counselor. Rachel and I also discuss her thoughts on the Enneagram Te…
 
Car loans are one of the most common entry points into debt problems. That’s because if you’re not careful, you will easily spend more than you can really afford on a vehicle. While it’s hard to avoid borrowing for a car altogether, there are steps you can take to protect your financial health. On today’s show, guest Scott Terrio explains when a ca…
 
Lowering our annual expenses can allow us to achieve debt freedom and financial independence a lot sooner. But spending less can also mean not having as much fun. And who wants that? Not our family! That's why we went on a quest to decrease our UN-Fun expenses by $20,000 while increasing our FUN expenses by $10,000. Who's ready to have more fun for…
 
The unemployment rate dramatically increased, debt levels continue to grow, and yet the personal insolvency rate in Canada dropped to 20-year lows when the COVID-19 lockdowns started in the spring. How long will insolvency rates remain low? Doug Hoyes and Ted Michalos review the unprecedented events of 2020, and offer their predictions on what will…
 
Do you want to become a young millionaire? So did J. Money from "Budget Are Sexy" fame over 10 years ago. He started tracking his net worth each month and eventually, he hit his millionaire milestone. J. Money shares what your net worth is, how you can easily track it and ways for you to grow your net worth to a million and beyond. Listen to today'…
 
The first step in rebuilding credit is figuring out what’s causing your bad credit in the first place? Too much debt? A recent bankruptcy filing? Depending on the reason, there will be different ways to approach the rebuilding process. On today’s podcast, our guest is credit expert Richard Moxley, who walks us through the importance of having good …
 
In order to keep our personal information safe online, we need to remain vigilant and aware of how cyberattacks happen. Dr. Eric Cole shares practical steps we can take to protect ourselves from malicious cyber crimes like phishing scams, hacks and data breaches. This is serious business as families can lose so much of their hard-earned wealth. Lis…
 
Nearly 9 million Canadians applied for CERB in 2020 to deal with the financial effects of COVID-19. To distribute the benefit quickly, the Canadian government conducted very little eligibility verification up-front. Many people believed they were eligible to get CERB but are now discovering that that was not the case. So, what happens if you receiv…
 
After becoming debt-free, you may see your credit score drop. I discuss how to increase your credit score over time and still remain debt-free. Also, Tanya Van Court from Goalsetter shares the financial lessons kids can learn from the financial crisis. We also discuss how their financial literacy app helps kids (and families) prosper with money.…
 
Fintech has come up with a new way for making purchases online with Buy Now Pay Later apps. But is ‘buy now, pay later’ just another form of debt? Do these new apps actually help your budget or fast track financial problems? On today’s podcast, we have first-time guest and Hoyes Michalos LIT Jennifer Kwon who walks us through how these apps work, h…
 
Want to know how to make a million in the stock market? Brian Weitzel made it happen before his 40th birthday. He's a school teacher, real estate investor, photographer and disciplined investor from metro Detroit. Brian shares how we achieved this million-dollar feat before 40 and gives us advice on how we can follow a simple and effective path to …
 
Some loans feel like you’ve been paying them forever without an end in sight. In other cases, you may even be surprised to see your loan balances grow instead of shrink with regular payments. On today’s podcast, Doug Hoyes and Ted Michalos define important terms for understanding how loans work, how to spot an expensive loan, and the risks you face…
 
An unprecedented number of Canadians went from being office employees to working from home during this pandemic. Many also took on home office costs in 2020. So, what does this mean for our 2020 income tax filing? Which expenses will we be able to deduct and which ones will we not? On today’s podcast, Ian Martin, CPA and Licensed Insolvency Trustee…
 
The election is over! (Well, sort of) ... As the dust is settling, there's a lot of talk about how to invest your money based on who our president is. I review my investment philosophy and how I'm changing things up based on the election results. We also hear from Josh Hastings who paid off $300,000 of student loans! He shares how he and his wife p…
 
Every January, we meet with clients who tell us they spent way too much during the holiday season. But given the current pandemic, income problems, and gathering restrictions, will 2020 finally be the year when Canadians spend less? On today's podcast, Diane Cunha and Doug Hoyes discuss what generally drives people to spend so much over the holiday…
 
When you're about to be married, money can sometimes be one of the last things you think about. Lawrence Gonzalez, the creator of The Neighborhood Finance Guy, shares the importance of making financial planning goals before marriage. We also discuss not overdoing it with your goals as well. This delicate balance is something Lawrence is working on …
 
It's the 10th annual financial literacy month sponsored by the federal government. Are we more financially literate than we were 10 years ago? Our debt levels keep increasing, so it doesn’t appear so. Is it possible to learn money management skills, or do you have to be born with it, like athletic ability. On today’s short podcast Doug Hoyes explai…
 
Are you trying to decide whether a Roth or Traditional IRA is best for you? Certified Financial Planner Echo Huang joins us to help answer this important question and we discuss other important decisions when it comes to your retirement investing. We also hear from Tammy Tibbetts from "She's the First" about how we can make an impact on the world.…
 
Every financial guru says you need an emergency fund. But if you also have debt, is it possible to balance saving and paying down high-interest credit cards or lines of credit? What are the steps to get started? On today’s podcast, Diane Cunha, Certified Credit Counsellor at Hoyes Michalos discusses the different types of emergency funds, teaches u…
 
After not having enough time with his family and being simply overworked, Joe DiSanto decided to pack up and leave California. He and his family ended up in Florida. With the lower cost of living, he's now semi-retired and spending more time with his wife and son. Joe describes how his family made this transition physically and financially. He shar…
 
Description: Amid economic uncertainty, side hustles have become a popular way to earn extra income. But while many side hustles are good, some are risky and can lead to serious debt problems.​ On today's podcast, guest and Hoyes Michalos LIT Julie Wildman discusses the risks of multi-level marketing ventures (or MLMs). While an MLM can seem like a…
 
Each year, I put together a survey that helps me learn more about you and it helps me to produce a better podcast. This 5-10 minute survey will help me learn what you like, dislike, and want more of with the "Marriage Kids and Money Podcast". Please go to MarriageKidsandMoney.com/Survey to complete the survey and be entered in a random drawing for …
 
Scott and his husband are a dual income no kids (DINK) household. They have come into some extra money lately and want to know what to do with it. Do they invest the money? Do they save it? Or do they pay down debt? To help me answer Scott's question, I've invited David and John Auten-Schneider from the Queer Money Podcast. These financial experts …
 
As of August 31st, 778,000 Canadians with a mortgage at Canada’s big banks deferred or skipped a payment on their mortgage. The deferral periods for many mortgages and other credit loans and products have now come to an end. What does this mean for your debt? On today’s podcast, Ted Michalos and Doug Hoyes review different credit products (mortgage…
 
Can't figure out how to stick to your budget and crush that debt? The Budget Mom, Kumiko Love tells us how to do just that. We first review how she eliminated $77k of debt in just 8 months and then went on to purchase her home for cash. After that, she shares 5 helpful tips for others who are looking to pay off their debt and achieve their financia…
 
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