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As one of Canada's youngest retirees at the age of 32, and after becoming mortgage-free at 29, Kornel interviews the top financial experts in Canada to help you optimize your investments, reduce your taxes, and help you accelerate your journey towards financial independence and early retirement. He also shares his own experiences and lessons learned in investing and as an early retiree and member of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement to help you optimize your finances, ...
 
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Have you been the victim of credit card fraud? If so, you’ve felt the anger, and even embarrassment that can come with it. This week, I spoke with someone who knows first hand how it feels to be a victim of fraud. Kari Norman is the author and creator behind the personal finance blog, Money In Your Tea. She has a background in Economics and is now …
 
Have you ever been tempted to buy a stock based on advice from a friend or an article you read online? Maybe you went ahead and bought that hot stock. Unfortunately, those types of stories don’t usually end very well. But that doesn’t mean you should stay out of the market. My guest this week is Joseph Hogue, of Let’s Talk Money YouTube fame. Josep…
 
Grocery prices have been in the headlines lately, but it’s not a good news story. For various reasons, inflationary pressures are causing prices to rise for many household items, including the food in your fridge. Thankfully, there are ways you can fight back. Bob Lai is my guest this week. He and his wife are dividend investors who also know a thi…
 
You don’t have to be an expert to invest, but if you want to invest using leverage, some advanced knowledge is required. This week, I sat down with the Money Mechanic to discuss how he and his wife invest with leverage to get ahead financially. For the unfamiliar, Money Mechanic is the host of two Canadian personal finance podcasts, FI Garage and E…
 
If I told you that you could build a real estate portfolio using other people’s money, would you be interested? That’s exactly what my guest this week did, to the tune of $75 million dollars! Edna Keep’s journey from single mom at age 16 to multi-millionaire Real Estate Entrepreneur and Coach is inspiring. She owns long term, buy-and-hold rental ap…
 
Our guest today is Arian Beyzaei, the Vice President of Enriched Academy, one of the most successful companies to be featured on the show Dragon’s Den. Over the past 6 years he has travelled around the country teaching students and entrepreneurs how to get smarter with their finances. He has presented to over 10,000 people and has been the keynote …
 
In recent years, mobile technology has made banking more convenient than ever. Or has it? My guest week would say that while online banking has come a long way, it remains far from seamless. Andrew Chau is the co-founder and CEO of Neo Financial, a technology company that’s creating a fully digital banking experience, without the fees and the hassl…
 
The very thought of leaving a comfortable career, uprooting your family, and relocating overseas is a scary one for most people. But sometimes adventure calls, and you have to answer. This is what happened to this week’s guest. Kyle Prevost is an author and runs the website, Million Dollar Journey. He’s also a longtime educator. Recently, he and hi…
 
They say that personal finance is just that... personal. But with that in mind, there seems to be a consensus among the experts on certain money matters. For the past seven years on his podcast, Kornel Szrejber has asked top finance experts to share their best practices, tips, and tactics when it comes to personal finance in Canada. He joined me th…
 
At the end of the day, personal finance is all about how you manage your money. Anyone can outspend their income, no matter how much they make. What you need is a plan and a few helpful tips to follow. Patrina Dixon is a Personal Finance Expert and founder of It’$ My Money®️. Her mission is to help people transform their lives by mastering money ma…
 
Are you, or someone you know, trying to get out of renting and into the real estate market? Depending on where you live, these days, buying your first home can seem like an impossibility. Michael Dominguez is a successful real estate investor who, along with his wife, owns more than 10 investment properties in Ontario. He’s also the author of a boo…
 
Do you have a great story to tell about your experiences as a homeowner? Your house is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s no surprise if there are a few adventures along the way. J.D. Roth is my guest this week. Well known in the personal finance and financial independence communities. J.D. is the founder of Get Rich Slowly, a long-stan…
 
In financial circles, ‘debt is bad, and savings is good’ is a common refrain. But the truth is somewhat more complicated, and not enough people are educating themselves about how to properly use loans and other credit products to their advantage. Vlad Sherbatov is the President and Co-Founder of Smarter Loans, Canada's largest loan, and financial d…
 
At what age should you start teaching your kids about money? Do you worry that they’ll make the same money mistakes you made when you were young? Can you show them how to properly spend, save, and share their money? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll want to listen to this week’s episode. Susan O’Brien is an award-winning wealt…
 
Today we’re going to focus on how to best track your investments, as well as your net worth. This is of course critical, as you need this data to determine: 1. How much more do you need to be financially independent and retire? 2. Whether you are trending in the right direction(i.e. Is your net worth actually growing to get you closer to that early…
 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by choices you have when it comes to managing your investments? In addition to the multitudes of financial advisors vying for attention, there are dozens of online brokers and robo-advisors. No wonder it’s so hard to know what to do with your portfolio. Thankfully, my guest this week is here to help you sort things out.…
 
How often do you think about your retirement? When you do, what is it that concerns you the most? If it’s money, then you’re not alone. But as you’re about to find out, there’s a lot more to a successful retirement than the money. Mike Drak is the author of the books Retirement Heaven or Hell: 9 Principles for Designing Your Ideal Post-Career Lifes…
 
Are you struggling with debt that you can never seem to pay off? If you don’t create a plan for your money, you’ll struggle to pay off debt regardless of your income level. My guest this week is here to help. Ashley Patrick is the founder of the blog, Budgets Made Easy. Ashley and her husband paid off $45,000 of debt in 17 months. I sat down with A…
 
One of the most difficult jobs a landlord has is finding the right tenant for their rental property. And the screening process can be just as hard for the person who’s applying as it is for the landlord. My guest this week has created a tool that makes the entire process easier for both the landlord and the tenant. He joins me to discuss how it all…
 
Today we're going to cover the top ETFs in Canada, specifically for Canadian investors. These findings are based on 8 experts in this field who are part of the Best ETFs in Canada Guide which is published annually on MoneySense and written by the one and only Jonathan Chevreau. In this episode, we're going to talk about what the findings were with …
 
Can you live without internet? No, this isn’t an episode about cutting the cord, it’s what I had to do for half a week thanks to a damaged cable. Unfortunately, I couldn’t record a new episode without my connection to the outside world, but I did use the time to select an early episode that I think will inspire anyone that may have lost their job o…
 
Do you feel like you’re following the rules you’ve been taught about money, but you’re still not getting ahead? Sometimes it’s best to have a contrarian approach. Ken Greene is a financial advisor and founder of Greene Finance & Insurance. Ken joins me this week to explain why it’s important to not only think about the future when it comes to your …
 
In Canada, real estate investing has yielded solid returns for many years, but is the current housing market making investors nervous? After all, the last thing you want to do is buy an investment property in a housing bubble. Eric Chang is my guest this week. He’s been investing in real estate for over 10 years, purchasing his first rental propert…
 
The very mention of emerging markets is enough to make nervous investors twitch. After all, the asset class has long been synonymous with risk in investing. In this week’s episode, I dive into the subject of emerging markets with my guest, and what he has to say might surprise you. Kevin Carter is the founder of EMQQ, an ETF that focuses on Interne…
 
More than half of Canadian adults don't have a will which can cause additional legal costs, family conflict, and unnecessary legal battles. Unfortunately getting a will done is very easy to procrastinate on as it can be a hassle to set up meetings with a lawyer, ask those difficult questions and be involved in all the back and forth that's required…
 
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