The Personal Finance Show

The Personal Finance Show

The Personal Finance Show is a place for people to tell their personal finance stories. Everyone has a personal finance story.

Episodes

September 2, 2022 11 min

Episode 1 of The Unofficial History of Personal Finance.  In this new series, Beau goes back 12,000 years to the beginning of human civilization to attempt to answer the question:  "How did we get here?"

 

 

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Bob Lai (https://www.tawcan.com/) joins Beau at a conference in Washington, D.C. to share his personal finance story.

(Recorded in-person on September 6th, 2019 before the pandemic. Published on April 11th, 2021.)

 

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August 4, 2020 45 min

In this solo episode, Beau attempts to answer the question: How does someone get into debt?

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July 26, 2020 50 min

 

Week 18 of the COVID-19 series features Acquania Escarne.

Acquania is the creator of The Purpose of Money which is a podcast and an online community for women building generational wealth for their families one dollar at a time.  

In this episode we discussed Acquania's COVID-19 experience so far and how as a US diplomat responsible for Asia, she has been working on COVID-19 related matters since January 2020.  

Acquania wil...

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July 19, 2020 44 min

Week 17 of my COVID-19 series is a solo episode where I talk about my experience being a parent during a pandemic.

I don't pretend to know what it's like to be a single parent, have more than one child, or have older children, but I go through what it's been like for me since Henry was born almost 18 months ago.

Links to the podcast episodes about parenting that I mentioned:

Debt Free in 30 Episode 307 with Julie Wildm...

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July 12, 2020 57 min

Week 16 of the COVID-19 series features my friends Brynn Byrne and Aaron Yeger, co-hosts of the new podcast "That Was a Show?".

We talk about Brynn and Aaron's COVID-19 experience and how the pandemic has affected their personal finances, but mostly I wanted them on to talk about their awesome new podcast.  I can't explain it better than them so here's the summary direct from their podcast page:

The podcast ab...

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July 5, 2020 36 min

Week 15 of the COVID-19 series features my friend Rubina Ahmed-Haq.

Every Sunday for the last 15 weeks, right before I record The Personal Finance Show, Rubina and I record an episode of the Dear Rubi podcast.  Dear Rubi is a column podcast where we take questions from listeners and discuss the personal finance issues of the day that concern most Canadians.  So if you like the conversation that Rubina and I had today on the show, ...

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June 28, 2020 59 min

Week 14 of the COVID-19 series features Danielle Desir.

Danielle is the founder of WOC (Women of Colour) Podcasters, travel and personal finance blogger, podcaster, and author of 2 books (with a 3rd on the way).

In this episode we discussed Danielle's COVID-19 experience so far, starting with her trip to China in December 2019 just before the pandemic; her level of anxiety about leaving the house (which I understand well), let...

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June 21, 2020 55 min

Week 13 of the COVID-19 series features Jackie Porter

Jackie is a Canadian CFP, author of "Single by Choice or Chance", financial confidant, and recent winner of the Mackenzie Investments award for "Female Trailblazer of the Year".

In this episode we discussed:

-Jackie's book and the importance of financial empowerment.

-COVID-19 stories from Jackie's financial planning clients and how "we're all in...

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June 14, 2020 54 min

 

Week 12 of the COVID-19 series features Kassandra Dasent.

Kassandra currently lives in Florida, was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada (Montreal).

In this episode we discuss Kassandra's experience with COVID-19 so far, and how it has affected her ability to see her mother in Montreal, and her step-child in Trinidad.  We also discuss the current anti-racist protests around the world, Kassandra's experience with explic...

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June 7, 2020 60 min

Week 11 of the COVID-19 series features Kara Perez from Austin, Texas.

Kara's business Bravely Go was all about live in-person events, until the pandemic hit and she had to figure out how to pivot her business.  Kara decided to create an online event called the Financial Feminist Summit, which was at the end of May 2020 and attracted 3,300 registrants.  In the episode, Kara and Beau talk about the Summit, feminism, racism, int...

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May 31, 2020 41 min

I resume the global tour in Week 10 of the COVID-19 series which features my friend Eric Wong in Singapore.  We discuss his personal experience with the pandemic so far, how Singapore is handling the situation generally, and how Eric's industry, hospitality, has been devastated by this global crisis, and what the future might look like.

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May 24, 2020 55 min

Week 9 of the COVID-19 series is a break from the global tour.  Matthew Siwiec joins me from his home in Toronto to review the "alphabet soup" of Canadian emergency benefits there are out there.  From EI to CERB to CESB to CEWS to OCECRA, among others, we try to make some sense of them.  Since these benefits change all the time is a good idea to talk about them as much as possible. 

Here are links to some of the resources ...

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May 17, 2020 51 min

Week 8 of the COVID-19 series features my cousin Jay who lives in Berlin, Germany.

Every week during the pandemic Beau will find someone in a different part of the world with a different personal pandemic experience to share their perspective and tell their story for others to hear. 

In this episode Jay shares his COVID-19 experience so far in Germany, where he currently lives with my cousin Liz and their son Hudson.  Jay works fo...

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May 10, 2020 55 min

Week 7 of the COVID-19 series features James Mwombela from North Carolina.  

Every week during the pandemic Beau will find someone in a different part of the world with a different personal pandemic experience to share their perspective and tell their story for others to hear. 

In this episode James shares his COVID-19 experience so far in North Carolina, which is currently on lockdown but that is changing this week as they enter ...

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May 3, 2020 48 min

Week 6 of the COVID-19 series features César Tánchez from Guatemala.  

Every week during the pandemic Beau will find someone in a different part of the world with a different personal pandemic experience to share their perspective and tell their story for others to hear. 

In this episode César shares his COVID-19 experience so far in Guatemala, which has less than 700 cases of the coronavirus and only 17 deaths as of today.  For c...

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April 26, 2020 52 min

Week 5 of the COVID-19 series features Tom Drake from Alberta.  

Every week during the pandemic Beau will find someone in a different part of the world with a different personal pandemic experience to share their perspective and tell their story for others to hear. 

In this episode Tom shares his COVID-19 experience so far, which includes getting officially tested and having to isolate under quarantine law.  Tom and Beau also disc...

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April 19, 2020 35 min

Week 4 of the COVID-19 series features Jordon Cox of the UK.  Beau and Jordon discuss:

-Jordon's trip to Disneyworld that was cut short and for which he's still trying to get some money back

-His recent health issues and how that affects his susceptibility to the virus

-How the UK is handling the COVID-19 pandemic and the rules in place to protect the British people

-How 1/3 of the National Health Service (NHS) workers hav...

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April 12, 2020 54 min

In the third weekly episode of the COVID-19 series, Beau calls Australia to speak to Michelle from frugalityandfreedom.com to discuss:

  • How COVID-19 has affected her life so far

  • How Australia and New Zealand are handling the pandemic

  • How Michelle's personal finances have been impacted

  • Financial independence and frugality

  • The live event industry and how it has been decimated

  • The importance of staying positive and taking ca...

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    April 5, 2020 22 min

     

    In the second weekly episode of the COVID-19 series, Beau talks about:

  • Emergency-fund shaming and how we're in survival mode now and there is no point in telling someone they should have had an emergency fund

  • Hopefully going through a pandemic without an emergency fund will give you the perspective to start saving once you have surplus income again

  • What if you are in a position where you have no surplus income so you can&#...

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