The Because Money Podcast was born on November 13th 2013 when Robb Engen, Sandi Martin and Jackson Middleton got together to have some fun talking about issues Canadians face when dealing with money. Since our debut, we have had a lot of conversations, interviewed some pretty awesome guests and haven’t taken ourselves too seriously.
So who are the hosts of the podcast? Great question…you met most of them on the front page, but here’s the whole gang since the beginning:
Seasons 1-6 CoHost
Sandi Martin is an advice only financial planner at Sandi Martin Financial Planning, and works with regular folks to figure out what they want their money to do for them and the simplest, smartest way to do it. She’s a slightly obsessive reader, mother of three, and frequent, loud laugher (you’ll see).
Seasons 3-6 CoHost
Chris Enns is a financial planner at Rags to Reasonable, where he works with artists and other folks with variable and sometimes unusual sources of income. He is a passionate servant of his community, a Mennonite farm boy, an opera singer and actor…and he makes a mean pie. Just try to avoid seeing his desktop. (Chaos! Anarchy!)
Seasons 3-6 CoHost
John Robertson, PhD, is the author of The Value of Simple and teaches regular people how to become DIY investors through his online course Practical Index Investing for Canadians. He also investigates deep money questions and goes on rants on his blog HolyPotato.net. Oh yeah, he’s a scientist too. #smartestguyintheroom (He didn’t write that last part.)
Season 3 Producer
Muhammad Dewji is a software developer, a new father, and – if you can believe it – he just showed up in Jackson’s inbox one day this spring, offering to convert past seasons to audio files and turn this thing into an actual podcast. He’s just that nice. He also didn’t want us to use his picture.
Seasons 1 & 2 Host and Producer
Jackson Middleton, aka “The Kilted Broker” is a family man living on Vancouver Island with his wife, 4 kids, and 15 chickens. He was a mortgage broker for many years before pursuing his passion of social media and marketing founding KiltedMedia in 2014. He is probably wearing a kilt right now, and he’s coming back to the show after this wee hiatus.
Season 1 Co-Host
Robb Engen is “Echo” from the very popular Canadian personal finance blog Boomer & Echo, and is a contributing author for many of the major news outlets in Canada. As a family man living on one income in southern Alberta, Robb loves to write and have conversations about money, savings strategies & investing tips.
Season 2 Co-Host
Kyle Prevost is the co-author of More Money for Beer and Textbooks – A Financial Guide for Today’s Canadian Student and writes for several of Canada’s leading personal finance blogs including YoungandThrifty.ca & MyUniversityMoney.com. Kyle also enjoys a career as a high school teacher and shares his passion of personal finance with his students!
Season 5 CoHost
Kate Smalley is a maker and marketer who spins her own wool (really) and takes the most beautiful pictures of old and/or falling down things. She’s got enough experience in the finance industry to know where it’s broken and to have good conversations about how to fix our small corner of it.