The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth

The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth

Welcome to The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth Podcast with Kris Dureau from 3 Hats Financial. In this podcast, Kris draws on his experience as not only a financial strategist and former firefighter and paramedic, but as a father who has experienced life-changing moments along the way. It’s time to live the best possible life now with what you have since this is not a practice life or dress rehearsal. We never know when there will be no more tomorrows. Listen in as Kris shares stories of how to live for today and plan for tomorrow!

Episodes

August 3, 2022 24 min

The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth has officially been running for 50 episodes. To celebrate, Kris Dureau is going through his top 6 most downloaded episodes, giving you an idea of what each one entails. 

This week, Kris details why each of these releases was such a hit, followed by important takeaways each one had to offer, giving you a crash course on his podcasting journey.

Kris gives an overview of:

  • What you should consider before...
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    Mortgage rates are on the rise. 

    What should you do in this scenario?

    Is it a good idea to get a fixed mortgage or variable mortgage? Do higher rates make it harder to qualify for a home loan?

    In this episode, Derek Gold from Mortgage Scout joins Kris Dureau to unpack the different options you have when applying for home mortgages and repayments. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, Derek outlines the differences between f...

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    When talking about protecting your assets from inflation, many of us automatically think about gold. 

    While gold often manages to hold its value and to appreciate, it isn’t a perfect inflation hedge.

    In this episode, Kris Dureau fills you in on ways you can protect your portfolio from inflation. Rather than gold, Kris shows you other assets that could end up performing better in today’s environment.

    Kris discusses:

  • Which assets pro...
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    To foster good financial habits for the future, it’s important for parents to talk to their children about money from an early age. You can start by simply opening a bank account for them or giving them a wallet/piggy bank.

    In this episode, Kris Dureau will help you discover easy ways to educate your children about money and smart financial decision-making. Teaching them this discipline and the value of money could jump-start their...

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    Financial planning is not just about securing your tomorrow. It’s also about living a better today.

    In this rapid-fire style episode, Kris Dureau walks you through 15 quick-hit tips to help you get a better handle on your finances, both now and in the future. Investments, tax planning, wealth transfer, debt management —Kris covers it all!

    Kris discusses:

  • Accounts you should regularly contribute money towards
  • Steps you can take to we...
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    Tax season and tax filing season can be stressful if you are not well prepared.

    Learn how to make things easier when filing your taxes next year in this episode of The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth with Gary Armstrong, chartered professional accountant and certified general accountant at Green Private Wealth Counsel – Harbourfront Wealth Management.

    This week, Gary provides some best practices for you to put into practice when filing...

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    What reduces wealth — do you know? 

    Find out in this episode, as Kris Dureau explains how taxes, inflation, fees, and overreacting to the market impact our savings, income, and investments. He also unveils ways we can avoid making common mistakes and make better decisions with our money.

    Kris discusses:

  • The importance of working alongside helpful and supportive financial advisors 
  • Ways taxes, inflation, fees, and overreacting to the...
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    Whether you’re retiring or changing jobs, remember to always have your pension plan in mind.

    In this episode, Kris Dureau helps out the 37% of Canadians who still have pension plans. With an all-time high of employees moving jobs, here is how you can start planning around the options you have so you can get the most out of your employee pension.

    Kris discusses:

  • The types of pension plans
  • What happens to your pension if you leave you...
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    Throughout the pandemic, the main focus has been on jobs, working from home, and the change in our day-to-day activities. 

    However, what about our children? How have they been coping with the ebbs and flows of the pandemic?

    In this episode, Kris Dureau speaks with developmental psychologist and author Dr. Dona Matthews to unveil how child development has changed over the past two years while outlining the value of mental health sup...

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    Do you want to start saving time so you can focus more on the things that matter the most to you?

    In this episode, the executive managing director of tax and wealth at Harbourfront Wealth Management, Paul Marion, joins Kris Dureau to unveil everything you need to know about family offices and how they differ from traditional wealth management firms. Paul explains how family offices offer clients the control and flexibility they nee...

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    Alternative investments are becoming increasingly valuable with everything that has been going on over the last 24 months. In this episode, Kris Dureau explains what an alternative investment is and why you might want to consider incorporating them into your portfolio. He helps you understand the pros and cons to help you find out which … Continue reading The Investments Your Portfolio Might be Missing (Ep. 41) →
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    Are you thinking about selling or gifting your cottage to your kids? A lot of cottage owners want to keep this property in the family. But, too many of them get hit with a big tax bill because they don’t know how to make the transition.  If you want to avoid tax mistakes, this one’s … Continue reading How To Keep Your Cottage in the Family and Reduce Your Future Tax Bill (Ep. 40) →
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    Regardless of your age or assets, there are some things that you should be aware of when it comes to estate planning. In this episode, Kris Dureau answers many of your estate planning questions. Along with some real-life experiences, Kris helps you understand how important it is to have your will in place and how … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating Your Estate Planning (Ep. 39) →
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    Divorce brings a lot of uncertainty. Going through a divorce during a global pandemic has only made the situation worse.  In this episode, Kris Dureau explains the costs and steps of getting divorced during the pandemic. He provides the rundown that couples need to swap uncertainty for certainty and find  the best financial route when … Continue reading Getting Divorced During the Pandemic? Here are the Tips You Need to Know (Ep. 3...
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    Having a special needs family member carries unique, emotional, and financial concerns. That’s why it’s important to work with a professional who understands exactly what you are facing. In this episode, Kris Dureau welcomes Fred Ryall, an estate practitioner with more than 40 years of experience. For the last 15 years, Fred has worked with … Continue reading 37. Estate Planning for Families With Special Needs Children With Fred Ry...
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    Over the last 18 months, the Canadian powersports arena has seen a huge increase in sales.  Find out why in this week’s episode of The Ride: Life, Work and Wealth, as Jean-Luc Lemire, the owner of Energy Powersport in Oakville, Ontario, reveals the main reason for massive growth around motorsport vehicles like motorcycles, ATVs, and … Continue reading 36. The Real Reason Behind the Canadian Powersports Industry’s Growth with Jean-L...
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    We all know that time flies, especially when your kids are growing up. That’s why looking at college costs, which can be significant, is better done sooner rather than later. In this episode, Kris Dureau discusses everything around the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and ways parents can use them to save for their child’s … Continue reading 35. Planning for Your Children’s Post-Secondary Education? Don’t Wait to Start Savi...
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    Are you thinking about inviting your aging parents to move in, but you’re not sure if it’s the right decision? In this episode, Kris Dureau shares five things to consider before your parents become your roommates. He points out factors that, all too often, adult children aren’t aware of before making this big decision. The … Continue reading 34. Parents As Roommates? 5 Things To Consider Before They Move In With You →
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    As vaccines continue to roll out and select countries open up to travellers, there’s a lot to know about travelling during the pandemic. In this episode, Kris Dureau sits down with TravelOnly’s Holly McBean to explore what today’s new norm of travelling looks like.  With 40 years of experience in the travel industry, Holly is … Continue reading 33. What You Need To Know About Travelling During The Pandemic With Holly McBean →
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    “When should I start taking my Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) payment?” This is one of the most common questions Kris Dureau’s clients ask him as they start navigating the path of retirement income withdrawal. This week, Kris tackles this question to provide you with some clarity.  He sits down with chartered professional accountant Gary Armstrong … Continue reading 32. When Should You Take Your CPP Payment? With Gary Armstrong, CPA, ...
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