Announcement

We are sad to tell you that our temporary season 6 hiatus has grown into a full blown season halt. Our goal in this season was to focus our discussions on transitions and 2020 been rich with them. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, school closures, and impacted businesses, both John and Chris lost their fathers in the past 4 months.

We still love each other, conversations about money, and all of you, but we have to take a break. After some discussion, we have decided to continue our Covid-19 hiatus. We’ll begin planning for our next season in the fall, and finish editing the episodes we already recorded then, to release them next season. We will make sure to keep you informed as release dates are set, and the best way to keep up to date is by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn, or becoming Patrons and joining our small Slack community, where we’ll post first.

We hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy. In this time of financial stress and general uncertainty, conversation has never been more important. We hope that you are finding opportunities to share your stress, your resilience, and the tools that are helping you look forward with those around you. We look forward to inviting you into our conversations again in the future

Season 6 Episode 5: Welcome to Parenthood!

Listen, It’s impossible to accurately imagine how your life will be different after you welcome a new human into your it, so there’s no such thing as being fully prepared for becoming a parent. There is, however, such a thing as being prepared for what you know will happen (like the paperwork you’ll need to fill out, and the gotchas to avoid) in order to make it easier to focus on the stuff that completely blindsides you (like the utter insanity of it all or how suddenly and fiercely you fall in love with your new human).

Because Money Podcast Team

Chris Enns

Chris Enns

Talker/Editor

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!)

Sandi Martin

Sandi Martin

Talker/Organizer

Sandi Martin is a financial planner at Spring 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 an occasional blogger, mother of three, and frequent, loud laugher (you’ll see).

John Robertson

John Robertson

Talker/Producer

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.)

Because Money Season 6

Coming to your ears January 2020

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Because Money Season 5 

For your viewing pleasure, simply click into an episode from the list below. 

S5 Ep3 | Affording Ethics

Affording Ethics Inspired by a conversation about shampoo, this one gets deep: what's our responsibility to make ethical choices if we can't afford them? (We stopped recording the video, but if you loved watching us on YouTube and have some Patreon bucks to throw our...

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S5 Ep2 | Planning to Get Sick?

Planning to Get Sick? Inspired by a conversation Chris had at a recent workshop, we explore whether there's a financially optimal way to handle illness and catastrophe if you're caught before you're fully prepared. (If you remember being able to seeing us talk instead...

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S5 Ep1 | I Know What You Did on Your Hiatus

I Know What You Did on Your Hiatus We're delighted that Kate is joining the show as a co-host, delighted to see each other again after a few months of summer break, and truly delighted to start having real conversations about money again. So much delight. ALL the...

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Because Money Season 4 

For your viewing pleasure, simply click into an episode from the list below. You won’t regret it. We promise.

Because Money Season 3 

Just like in the previous section, for your viewing pleasure, simply click into an episode from the list below. You still won’t regret it.

S3 Ep1 | “What’s Your Total Capacity?”

What's Your Total Capacity? It's a brand new season, and in our first episode we're introducing our new co-host (Chris Enns), new on-air producer (John Robertson), and new format. That's right, the wait is almost over: Because Money Season Three, plus all 38 episodes...

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Because Money Season 2

We promise, there is lots of gold in our archives.

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Because Money Season 1

Seriously, we mean it. They’re good.

S1 Ep15 | Dan Bortolotti

How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy Special Guest Dan Bortolotti  Do you know how hard it is to find a decent full size picture of Dan Bortolotti online? Anyway, this one might not be like any other on the site, but then again, Dan isn't like any other guest we have...

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S1 Ep13 | Preet Banerjee

CBC Marketplace | Show Me The Money [Indeed] with Special Guest Preet Banerjee Subtitled: There Are No Bad Apples, Just Bad Barrels Preet Banerjee might just be one of the most recognizable names (and faces) in personal finance in Canada. Among many other things,...

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S1 Ep12 | How Rewarding are Rewards Cards Really?

Credit cards are making you fat and stupid...or maybe they're making you better off, earning you money and rewards while buying stuff you were going to buy anyway...or maybe they're making small business owners poorer... We think it's a mix of all three, and - just...

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S1 Ep11 | Canadian Home Buyer’s Plan

RRSPs to fund a Downpayment? Good or Bad? Being that it is getting close to tax season (some argue tax season is already here), expect to see a lot more conversation about RRSPs. Of note lately is talk that the Home Buyers Plan is more of a downpayment loophole than...

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