Mostly Money, Mostly Canadian - with Preet Banerjee
By Preet Banerjee
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Mostly Money, Mostly Canadian is a personal finance and light business news podcast for average Canadians. It's a light hearted look into what is important about managing your personal finances and what some of the business headlines really mean. Interviews, jokes, education, and no intimidation. It's mostly about money, and mostly Canadian, but sometimes things get off topic. Like fast cars, fatty foods, movies, science, and more. Basically it'll cover whatever random thoughts are going through Preet's head. This podcast is rated R for occasional foul language and as a pre-emptive warning to those with pickles up their ass. http://www.preetbanerjee.com
||Explicit40: Pensions 101||Sean Cooper is my guest this week. We discuss the basics of pensions in Canada. Defined benefit vs defined contribution plans, expansion of the CPP, and more.||3/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit39: Dan Hallett weighs in on The Financial Advisors Act of Ontario (and more)||It would be tough to find someone with the combination of intelligence and experience of Dan Hallett, Vice-President and Principal at HighView Financial Group in Oakville. He joins me this week to discuss The Financial Advisors Act of Ontario, and how ...||3/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit38: Financial Advisors Act of Ontario||Certified Financial Planner Will Britton of Marlin Financial in Kingston, Ontario talks about the title "financial advisor", a proposed private member's bill for financial advisors in Ontario, and we blue-sky some ideas about the industry going forward.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit37: A financially literate teacher talks about financial literacy in schoole||Kyle Prevost, teacher, blogger, and author, gives his perspective on how we can integrate financial literacy in schools. You can also find him at YoungAndThrifty.ca, MyUniversityMoney.com, and also on Amazon as co-author of "More Money For Beer and Tex...||2/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit36: Bruce Sellery's Moolala Guide To Rockin' Your RRSP||@BruceSellery joins me this week to discuss his new book, The Moolala Guide To Rockin' Your RRSP.||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit35: Michael James on Money||Michael James on Money explains the importance of fees, index investing, and the behavioural considerations for successful investing. You can visit his blog at http://www.MichaelJamesOnMoney.com and follow him on Twitter at @MJonMoney||1/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit34: Risk Budgeting||Adam Butler, Mike Philbrick, and Rodrigo Gordillo from Richardson GMP discuss the concept of risk budgeting and management in a portfolio. You can read more on their thoughts at http://www.gestaltu.com||1/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit33: "Goodness" as a core business value||Hesham Shafie, CEO of Brand Momentum, shares his concept of "goodness" as a core business value.||12/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit32: Som Seif, CEO of Purpose Investments||Som Seif, CEO of Purpose Investments, is back to talk about his firm's newly launched ETF and mutual fund offerings. Always the innovator, Som has launched the first corporate class ETF in Canada. The corporate class structure allows investors to make ...||11/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit31: Financial Literacy in Schools and Financial Happiness||Tom Hamza, President of The Investor Education Fund, explains financial literacy in schools and we also have blue-sky conversation on happiness as it relates to certain aspects of personal finance.||11/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit30: Debt settlement vs Credit counselling vs Bankruptcy||Richard Cooper, the CEO of TotalDebtFreedom.ca, joins us this week to provide the lay of the land on getting rid of onerous debt. There are some important differences between credit counselling and debt settlement that consumers should be aware of. Ric...||10/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit29: Digital assets - What happens to your iTunes music when you die?||Ray Leclair from LawPro.ca gives us the ins and outs of our digital assets. What are they, what happens to them when we die, and what we can do. A very interesting discussion.||10/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit28: Maternity leave and the law - know your rights!||David A. Whitten, from Whitten & Lublin, Employment Lawyers, joins us this week to talk about how mothers returning from maternity leave can protect themselves from unscrupulous employers. He offers some great advice for preparing for mat leave, and so...||10/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit27: Professional help to become a DIY Index Investor||Justin Bender and Shannon Dalziel of PWL Capital teamed up with Dan Bortolotti (of CanadianCouchPotato.com fame) to create a new DIY Investor Service. DIY index investing is gaining popularity with investors, but some need a helping hand to get started...||10/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit26: Save money on your mortgage with RateHub.ca||Alyssa Richard, Founder and CEO of RateHub.ca, explains how RateHub helps Canadians save money on their mortgages by aggregating data on rates and features in one convenient place. They also provide mortgage education and some spiffy calculators on the...||10/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit25: Som Seif, CEO of Purpose Investments||Som Seif, President and CEO of Purpose Investments is most widely known for launching Claymore Securities and growing it organically to $8 billion in assets before selling to BlackRock (iShares). Som tells us his story, and gives a sneak peek as to wha...||9/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit24: @JonChevreau explains "Findependence Day"||@JonChevreau is back! This time we hold the interview in his backyard and discuss the meaning of Findependence and how to achieve it. Jon's U.S. version of his book was just released and you can find it on Amazon.com.||7/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit23: Listener shares his money story and tips||Barry Choi shares his money philosophy and lessons learned - sometimes the hard way. He talks about how his former financial advisor threatened his life, and how he saves money on travel, and more.||6/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit22: More Money for Beer and Textbooks||Kyle Prevost joins us this week to talk about the book he co-authored with Justin Bouchard: More Money for Beer and Textbooks - A financial guide for today's Canadian students. This might be worthwhile for parents of students as well.||4/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit21: What is a Money Coach?||Sheila Walkington joins me this week to talk about money coaches and her new book "UNSTUCK". She is the co-founder and CFO of Money Coaches Canada.||3/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit20: Larry Swedroe on how to "Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett"||Larry Swedroe, a principal and director of research for Buckingham Asset Management is my guest this week to talk about his newest book "Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett". Larry is mostly known as an indexing proponent (and one of the most re...||3/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit19: Listener recounts transition to DIY investing after using an advisor||The first thing to note about this podcast is that I used a synthesized Scottish accent for my intro. You'll have to listen to the podcast to understand why. This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing a regular listener who wanted to share his expe...||2/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit18: Ellen Roseman - Fighting for consumers!||Ellen Roseman probably needs no introduction, but she's been fighting for consumer rights for years and has lots of information to share. She has a new book on newsstands: "Fight Back: 81 ways to help you save money and protect yourself from corporate ...||1/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit17: Ben Rabidoux on Canadian Real Estate||Ben Rabidoux is back! Author of TheEconomicAnalyst.com and a hedge fund analyst and strategist with M Hanson Advisors, provides a review of what's been going on with Canadian real estate, and what trends to look for in 2013.||1/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit16: MoneySmartsBlog.com and TheBluntBeanCounter.com||Two great interviews with two great personal finance bloggers. Mike Holman from MoneySmartsBlog talks about the conflicts of interest to be aware of when dealing with real estate agents, how to find a good one, and talks about the psychology behind bid...||1/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit15: Fiscal Cliff Update, TV Show Premiere on The Oprah Winfrey Network, My Stock Picks up +35.64% for 2012||A quick update on the Fiscal Cliff in the US, as well as the coles notes on the buzz over Canadian economics for the last week. A description and reminder of the premiere of the TV show I host on The Oprah Winfrey Network. Saying a quasi-bad word (?) o...||1/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit14: John DeGoey on Financial Advisor Professionalism, Cash Under The Mattress||This week I speak with John DeGoey, an advisor with Burgeonvest Bick Securities in Toronto. He's recently released the third edition of his book, "The Professional Financial Advisor". We discuss if mutual funds contain bribes, fees back in the 1990's, ...||12/13/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit13: Klout, When fees aren't that important, Pushing back Christmas||This week we discuss when investment management fees aren't that important. We also look at the social media ranking site, Klout, and why they gave me a 2013 Cadillac ATS for three days because of a Klout "Perk". We also look at pushing back Christmas ...||12/6/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit12: Former Mutual Fund Manager Lashes Out At Industry||Peter Hodson, Editor of Canadian Money Saver magazine and former Chairman of Sprott Asset Management left a million dollar job on Bay Street because he couldn't take the B.S. anymore. Now he's telling you how the industry really works, and how it doesn...||11/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit11: More door knockers, US Fiscal Cliff, Financial Advisor Industry Shenanigans||CAUGHT: More door knockers trying to pull a fast one with sleazy sales tactics. Two hot water tank rental slimeballs use lies and mistruths to try to get a sale. I get them to realize their crap, but karma gets the better of them as one has his shoes s...||11/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit10: Door Knockers caught on tape, AirBNB, Balance protection insurance on Credit Cards||Save money on travel accommodations with sites like AirBNB.com, a hot water tank rental door knocker comes to my house and I recorded our conversation, and balance protection insurance on Credit Cards - good deal? Or waste of money?||8/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit9: Mobile Wallets in Canada and Ways to save on roaming charges||David Chaudhari, Managing Director for Ingenico Canada talks about the upcoming mobile wallet technology in Canada. Two ways to save on roaming charges with your cellphone. And sounds from the 24 Hours of Le Mans.||7/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit8: Howard Atkinson (CEO Horizons Exchange Traded Funds)||Howard Atkinson, CEO of Horizons Exchange Traded Funds, discusses their newest ETFs to hit the market for Canadians: their Black Swan ETFs. What is a Black Swan? And what does this ETF do about them? Also: Sounds of Formula 1 cars from the Canadian Gr...||6/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit7: Robin Taub on money-smart kids; A tale of two advisors||Robin Taub, a chartered accountant, teaches parents how to raise money-smart kids. And an investor explains his very different experiences with two fee-only advisors: one was atrocious and the other was just the opposite. Learn from his experience what...||6/8/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit6: Dragon's Den's Arlene Dickinson and Steadyhand's Tom Bradley||Arlene Dickinson from CBC's Dragon's Den talks about her OTHER show, The Big Decision, which helps turn around existing Canadian businesses. And this week's featured interview is Tom Bradley, President of Steadyhand Funds out of Vancouver, BC. We chat ...||6/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit5: Jonathan Chevreau (MoneySense.ca)||After almost two decades with the National Post, Jonathan Chevreau recently took over as editor of MoneySense magazine. We then chat about the concept of Findependence Day, which is what his latest book tries to tackle in a novel format. After the inte...||5/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit4: Big Cajun Man (CanajunFinances.com)||Big Cajun Man from CanajunFinances.com: A grunt's perspective on the rise and fall of Nortel, The Volcker Rule and Glass Steagall, The Facebook IPO, This Week in Greece, and trying the Skeleton run at Whistler, BC.||5/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit3: Ben Rabidoux (TheEconomicAnalyst.com)||Featured interview: Ben Rabidoux (www.TheEconomicAnalyst.com), a hedge fund analyst specializing in Canadian real estate. Fortune cookie wisdom from a Sith Lord (aka Darth Vader) ROI of an MBA program, Do kids have it tougher today than in the pa...||5/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit2: Dan Bortolotti (CanadianCouchPotato.com)||Dan Bortolotti, interest rates and mortgages, passing out on national TV. Yup. That last part happened to me.||5/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit1: The Inaugural Episode!||The inaugural episode of Mostly Money, Mostly Canadian with Preet Banerjee: federal minister overspenders, losing weight using feeding tubes for brides, the first stock and stock exchange, and more.||4/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Well-presented, great content. I highly recommend this to people who want to learn about various finance and investing topics. Great guest speakers and a good variety of topics. This podcast makes my drive to work a lot better.
Not so sure about the Sith Lord, he was a bit abusive but maybe he'll lighten up in the future.
Keep it up, Preet!
I've listened to all of the podcasts and they are quite enjoyable. Preet has a way of talking about current financial topics in an interesting way and is easy to understand for financial novices.
I also like how he manages to work the occasional four letter word so smoothly into the conversation that you would miss them if they weren't there.
I am really enjoying this podcast. I appreciate the Canadian slant, and the middle ground on personal finance and investing. Too often, content is either technical to a fault, or dumbed down for the masses. I find MMMC to be just right.