So in our second airing of what we originally named the Canadian Personal Finance Hangout, we actually announced a rebrand. Out with the old and in with the new, and even though the old wasn’t really worn, the new was so much better. We are now known as the Because Money podcast.
Now, if you are thinking to yourself, I don’t get it… that isn’t even grammatically correct, it makes no sense. Let me assure you that it does. Linguists are calling it the ‘prepositional because’ or the ‘because-noun’. Why are these changes being made?
So with the rebrand out of the way, lets tackle the subject matter.
Full disclosure. Episode 2 contained some pretty awesome technical difficulties. While the hangout was in progress, I had 2 windows open that kicked in at Volume 11 and scared me half to death, Sandi spelled her name wrong on her name tag and Robb’s computer froze down, complete audio meltdown… leaving him staring blankly at us for a long time! Despite the rookie mistakes, we covered a lot of great material.
Here is a list of the topics we included in the scheduled hangout.
Most consumers agree with the proposition that “low interest rates have meant that a lot of Canadians became homeowners over the past few years who should probably not be homeowners”.
However, while consumers believe other people have been irresponsible with their money, the responses to other questions show that they believe their own behaviour has been responsible. It isn’t clear how we can reconcile the paradox of widespread positive beliefs about “selfs” versus widespread skepticism about “others”.
It is likely that beliefs about other people are shaped by messages in the media and from pundits.
2. Question from the Canadian Personal Finance Community
The question generated conversation around paying off a no interest loan vs doing other things with your money like investing in a TFSA.
3. Thumbs are for Hitchhiking with, Not for Making Rules
Sandi Martin goes on to talk about how a one-sized fits all approach doesn’t really work in personal finance.
I have read this list over a couple of times, there are some real gems in there.
This sparked some good discussion with Robb around CPP reform and OAS… even picked up a comment on the #BecauseMoney hashtag on twitter.
Season 1 | Because Money Podcast | All Episodes
Here is the list of all 27 episodes from Season 1 of the Because Money Podcast. Hosts Robb Engen, Sandi Martin and Jackson Middleton discuss relevant finance news, topics and issues with some of Canada's leading financial personalities.
Here is a list of the resources we used for this episode! And go. Jackson: Hey everybody, welcome to another episode of The Because Money Podcast. This is Episode 27, the most exciting episode we've had so far. And with that, I've got nothing else to say and I'm turning it over to Robb Engen.
Special guest Alexandra Macqueen Alexandra Macqueen is a Certified Financial Planner, retirement income specialist, co-author of the (soon-to-be) newly revised book Pensionize Your Nest Egg, and very gracious about usually being the smartest and most articulate person in the room (or online forum). She's @MoneyGal on Twitter.
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Teaching Kids About Money
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Anonymous Advice | Value of Simple.
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What is Wealthsimple?
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Generation Y and Mindless Home Buying.
With Special Guest Rob Carrick << Seriously! Rob Carrick is joining us for this week's episode, and we're excited! We're talking real estate, how to tell if you can REALLY afford that house, job prospects, and - depending on fast we talk - if Gen Y really does have it worse.
How Do You Teach Financial Literacy?.
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How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy,
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There Are No Bad Apples, Just Bad Barrels.
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How Rewarding are Rewards Cards Really?
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Home Buyers Plan.
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The Fellowship of the Andex Chart.
This one is so good, it doesn't need a description, seriously... just watch the video. However I needed to enter text here so that it didn't stick out as lacking in text.
I Can't Afford to Not buy It.
How Canadian Economic News Impacts You No guests this week, instead you are stuck with us talking about what is making news in Canada this week. As usual, if you would like to join the conversation, don't hesitate to jump in using the #becausemoney hashtag on twitter.
Borrowing Money Isn't Your Sacred Right as a Canadian.
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Time Travel, How My Stupid My Past Self Won't Listen To Me and Weddings.
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Return of the Small Business Owner.
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The Fees Strike Back.
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A New Hope with Noel D'Souza.
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Women, Money and the Will to Wave Hands.
What a great episode with our very first guest on the #BecauseMoney Podcast. Kerry K. Taylor who tweets @squawkfox and blogs at squawkfox.com joined us and we talked about everything! Seriously... Everything.
This is the text that appeared before the show was about to air.
We are only in our second week and already a rebrand. Love it!
Please consider this “The Because Money Podcast” and join the conversation live on twitter using the #BecauseMoney Hashtag.
Considerably better than “Canadian Personal Finance Hangout” using this hashtag >> #PFHca
And just in case you are thinking, “Because Money.” What does that even mean? That isn’t grammatically correct… actually it is. Linguists consider this use of because as a “prepositional because” or the “because-noun”. Completely acceptable. How did this come about. Because Internet.
So if you are looking for smart conversation around money in Canada, you have come to the right place.