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Mostly Money

61 EpisodesProduced by Preet BanerjeeWebsite

Why does coffee taste better when you pay with cash? How did a victim of human trafficking take her knowledge of how the money flows in that world to become a law enforcement consultant? How does an economist think about Bitcoin? There's so much more to money than just investment portfolios.Mostly M… read more

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105: Andrew Hallam's new book 'Balance'

January 18th, 2022


In his new book, Balance, Andrew Hallam not only explains evidence-based strategies for providing the best odds of success in the stock market, he provides a lot more than that.  The book helps you answer other …

104: Robin Taub on how to teach your children about money

December 10th, 2021


Robin Taub returns to talk about her latest book, The Wisest Investment: Teaching your kids to be responsible, independent and money-smart for life.

We chat about the common concerns parents bring up with Robin with …

103: Erica Alini, author of "Money Like You Mean it"

December 7th, 2021


I’m joined by Erica Alini to talk about her new book: Money Like You Mean It - Personal Finance Tactics for the REAL world.

Erica is the personal finance reporter at Global News, where she writes about all things …

102: Dan Bortolotti - The godfather of index investing in Canada

October 30th, 2021


Dan Bortolotti is the creator of the Canadian Couch Potato blog, and host of the (soon to be resurrected?) Canadian Couch Potato podcast. He is THE …

101: Using exchange-traded funds to build or improve portfolios with Kevin Prins from BMO ETFs

October 9th, 2021


This episode is sponsored by BMO ETFs #ad

I speak with Kevin Prins from BMO Global Asset Management about how ETFs can be used for building and …

100: Peter Mansbridge - Off the Record

July 19th, 2021


Welcome to the 100th and final episode, at least for a while, of Mostly Money. 

I wanted to have a special guest for this send off show, and I don’t think I can top who offered to help me out. You know when people say, …

99: Cait Flanders on the Adventures in Opting Out

June 29th, 2021


Cait Flanders is back. Previously my guest on episode 63 in March of 2018, she is the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, THE YEAR OF LESS. Described by Vogue magazine as “a fascinating look into a living …

98: Does ESG investing lead to better returns for investors?

June 13th, 2021


You’ve likely heard terms like ESG investing, sustainable investing, impact investing, socially responsible investing and others. But are they all the same? Today’s guest is the head of ESG at Research Affiliates. And …

97: Ben Rabidoux on how Housing defied the worst economic downturn in history

May 31st, 2021


What explains the meteoric rise in Canadian home prices off of a backdrop of 3 million jobs initially lost back in early 2020 with many businesses forced to be shut down and with lockdown, after lockdown? 

Well if …

96: A psychiatrist's perspective on financial decision making under acute or chronic stress

May 17th, 2021


In this episode, you’re going to hear from a psychiatrist on a number of topics directly and tangentially related to finances and financial decision making. Later in the episode we talk about some financial behaviours …

95: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain and more, explained by economist Andreas Park

April 24th, 2021


If bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain have you feeling confused, THIS podcast episode is for you. 

There is a strong correlation between bitcoin cheerleading and bitcoin’s price. Whenever the cryptocurrency has …

94: Buying a car without haggling? The Future Retail Model of selling cars

April 12th, 2021


Some people love car shopping… Others dread it. But like any industry, technological advancements have changed the landscape. When trading in an old …

93: Obolx - A visual timeline of your family's life planning

March 29th, 2021


Michael Meyer is the founder of - an app that helps you visualize your personal goals alongside your financial and health milestones for …

92: Darin Diehl's story about getting laid off, having a heart attack, and getting cancer

March 16th, 2021


Darin Diehl has a long history of working in the financial services as an educator and marketer. But in late 2019, he was laid off from his job. Then, in early 2020, he had a heart attack. While being diagnosed and …

91: Alyssa Davies from

February 28th, 2021


Alyssa Davies joins the show to talk about how couples can talk about money. Our wide ranging conversation covers the "breadwinner mentality" and how that can cause problems in the dynamics of a relationship, how and …

90: We need to talk a lot more about not dying with Dr. Daren Heyland

February 13th, 2021


There is a BIG difference between End Of Life Planning and Serious Illness Planning.

If you think estate planning is getting your wills and powers of attorney or healthcare directives set up for taking care of things …

89: President of BMO InvestorLine on exploding trading activity for discount brokerages in 2021

January 30th, 2021


In this episode I speak with the president of BMO InvestorLine, Silvio Stroescu, to get his response to the long wait times for clients calling in for customer service that all discount brokerages seem to be …

88: Erica Ehm on personal and professional reinvention

January 16th, 2021


Erica Ehm was one of the first MuchMusic VJs, shaping and influencing an entire generation of Canadians. Her career has seen a series of …

87: Online Estate Planning with Willful CEO Erin Bury

December 20th, 2020


Erin Bury is the co-founder and CEO at Willful, an online estate planning platform that makes it easy for Canadians to create a will in less than 20 …

86: A Multi-Level Marketing survivor tells all

November 19th, 2020


David Pride was sponsored into a multi-level marketing organization at the tender age of just 15 years old. By the time he was 16, they realized he …

85: How a securities dealership's structure impacts financial advice

October 24th, 2020


Founding and managing partner of Aligned Capital Partners, Christopher Enright, joins the podcast to discuss a bit about how the dealership platform an advisor uses can impact advice. With consumer preferences for how …

84: Human Trafficking Survivor turned Financial Crimes Consultant Timea Nagy

July 5th, 2020


Human trafficking survivor, author, speaker and social advocate, Timea Nagy, immigrated to Canada in 1998. Her nightmare unfolded in Toronto in that …

83: Justwealth CEO Andrew Kirkland

January 23rd, 2020


The CEO of robo-advisor Justwealth drops by to explain their offering, the differences and similarities to other robo-advisors in Canada, and introduces me to mushroom coffee.

82: Commercial Real Estate Insider Dak Molnar on

December 16th, 2019


Dak Molnar is the Managing Director of the Molnar group, a commercial real estate developer and investment company. He joined me on the show to talk …

81: Robin Taub on Financial Gender Gaps

December 9th, 2019


Author, speaker, and consultant Robin Taub joins me to talk about a new report put out by CPA Canada that investigates how individual personality, as …

80: Jason Pereira and the new Financial Planning Association of Canada

November 19th, 2019


Award-winning financial advisor Jason Pereira joins me to talk about the new Financial Planning Association of Canada that launched on November 19th, 2019.

You can reach out to Jason about FPAC at

79: Neil Pasricha on his new book "You Are Awesome"

November 4th, 2019


Neil Pasricha helps people live happy lives.

He is a top-rated leadership keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and positive psychology …

78: Ben Rabidoux provides an update on real estate in Canada

September 20th, 2019


The most requested guest on Mostly Money is back to share what he's been seeing in real estate around Canada. Ben provides a quick survey from coast to coast on local real estate markets, looks beneath the headlines on …

77: John De Goey explains how to "Standup to the financial services industry"

August 8th, 2019


John De Goey is back to talk about his new book, "STANDUP to the financial services industry: A practical guide for Canadians". He is a portfolio …

76: AdvisorSavvy founder Sol Amos

June 24th, 2019


Sol Amos is the founder of, a new service for financial consumers and advisors that is designed to help people find better advisors. …

75: What your handwriting says about your money personality

May 24th, 2019


I had a good friend of mine join me on the podcast in this episode. Jamie Mason Cohen is a certified grapho-therapist and leadership strategist whose TEDx talk on how to spot a leader through their handwriting has been …

74: David Bach on what The Latte Factor is really about

May 9th, 2019


I speak with David Bach about his latest book, The Latte Factor. There are some people who might think that The Latte Factor is about giving up coffee, but it is not. The book is an engaging parable about the financial …

73: How to fight with your financial advisor (productively)

March 24th, 2019


In this episode, I spoke to Dr. Liane Davey about how conflict should be embraced, not avoided, as long as you do it the right way. There are myriad …

71: $5/month to keep your couch potato portfolio on target?

February 11th, 2019


The team from Passiv joined me to explain their DIY helper service for investors. They have two levels of service: 1. A free service that tells you what trades you need to execute on your own, or 2. A premium service …

70: The Pain of Payment with Dr. Avni Shah

January 27th, 2019


The methods of payment we use can influence how much we spend and how we ultimately feel about our purchases. One of the world's leading experts in …

69: Happy Go Money with Melissa Leong

January 1st, 2019


Melissa Leong is a personal finance writer, keynote speaker, on-air personality and bestselling author. She appears on CTV’s The Social as its resident money expert and was a staff reporter at the Financial Post. She …

68: 'The Value of Simple' in Investing

December 6th, 2018


John Robertson is on a mission to help Canadians learn how to invest. He has a popular book and online course that lays out the step-by-step process …

67: Bitcoin and Blockchain 101

October 30th, 2018


Albert Luk is the CEO of Haxa Blockchain Inc. and he joined me in Toronto to explain the basics of Bitcoin (vs bitcoin - yes, there's a difference) …

66: Ben Rabidoux returns!

October 3rd, 2018


This is turning into the Ben Rabidoux podcast. And I'm okay with that. Ben shares his thoughts on housing in Canada so far in 2018 and talks about his $175,000 legal bill incurred battling a real estate industry …

65: World renown body language expert Mark Bowden (and lots of whisky)

May 3rd, 2018


World renown body language expert Mark Bowden gives us a crash course on body language. Why is it so powerful? And how can we use it to increase the …

64: Melissa Agnes explains how to be "Crisis Ready"

April 23rd, 2018


Melissa Agnes is the author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World. She is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection and is an advisor to some …

63: Cait Flanders and "The Year of Less"

March 8th, 2018


I had a great chat with Cait Flanders about her recently released book, "The Year of Less". The book chronicles 12 months in which she spent almost no money other than on essentials. The book has been garnering …

62: @BenRabidoux returns to chat about real estate and credit trends in Canada

December 22nd, 2017


The most requested guest on the podcast, Ben Rabidoux, is back to chat about the latest goings on in Canadian real estate and credit. Enjoy!

61: The ins and outs of bankruptcy with Scott Terrio (@BeDebtSavvy)

December 13th, 2017


Scott Terrio is an Estate Manager and President of Consulting and he joined me to explain the ins and outs of bankruptcies and consumer …

60: John De Goey discusses "Professional Financial Advisors"

August 27th, 2017


John De Goey, a portfolio manager with Industrial Alliance Securities, is back to talk about the latest edition of his book, The Professional …

59: Economics 101 with Luke Kawa

July 4th, 2017


Luke Kawa joins the show to explain some economic buzzwords, concepts, and theories such as the difference between fiscal policy and monetary policy. …

58: Securities regulation 101 with Professor Anita Anand

May 17th, 2017


Is securities regulation about to take a step backwards in Canada? A new model for cooperative capital markets regulation that has been proposed …

57: Dan Hallett on Robo-Advisors, Financial Advice, and CRM2

May 8th, 2017


Dan Hallett from HighView Financial Group is back to share some thoughts on world of robo-advisors, what to look for when seeking a financial advisor, and to help breakdown the two new reports many investors will start …

56: Investment legend Stephen Jarislowsky

April 26th, 2017


Stephen Jarislowsky shares wisdom gleaned from more than 70 years of investing. He is a true investment legend, and still holds some stocks he …

55: Estate Planning - what you need to know for ALL ages

April 13th, 2017


Sandra Foster has updated what is now the SIXTH edition of her plain-language guide to estate planning for Canadians of all ages, levels of wealth, and stages of health. From digital assets, living common-law, what to …

54: How to market to financial consumers

February 10th, 2017


Dev Basu, CEO of Powered By Search, joins me to drink whisky, explain his meteoric rise to being one of the world's foremost experts on digital marketing, and offers his insights on the financial services industry and …

53: Steadyhand funds, dirty underwear, and burgers

December 1st, 2016


Salman Ahmed is a portfolio manager with Steadyhand. He's previously worked as an analyst with Mercer, and later as Associate Director of Active …

52: Family dynamics and Estate Planning with Mark Goodfield

September 1st, 2016


Mark Goodfield has over 25 years of experience providing accounting, income tax, and wealth management advice. He has experience working with rental …

51: What is going on with the Canadian housing market? Ben Rabidoux weighs in.

July 14th, 2016


Ben Rabidoux is back to share his insights into what has been happening in the Canadian real estate markets. Ben is one of Canada's leading housing and credit analysts.

50: Investment management for a flat monthly fee? Canada's first subscription-based robo-advisor

June 23rd, 2016


Randy Cass is the CEO of Nest Wealth, a robo-advisor in Canada that charges for its services through a flat monthly fee instead of the more traditional percentage-of-assets-managed model. We chat at his offices in …

49: Downsized into entrepreneurship

June 2nd, 2016


Alec Chalvardjian is the owner of Bar Freddo, a true Italian fare restaurant he launched after a career in advertising sales. We talk about how the …

48: Socially Responsible Robo-Investing

May 19th, 2016


Navid Boostani is the CEO and co-founder of, a Canadian robo-advisor which offers socially responsible investment portfolios in …

47: How your heart rhythm will replace all your passwords

May 5th, 2016


Karl Martin is the founder of Nymi, Inc., a company who wants to disrupt the field of "user authentication". In other words, how do you prove "you are you" to a machine? By using a simple password? Do you use the same …

46: How Online Lenders Compete with Big Banks

April 24th, 2016


Andrew Graham is the CEO of Borrowell, an online lending marketplace for Canadians. We discuss where the idea for Borrowell came from and what kind of financial consumer makes up their target market. Borrowell is aiming …

45: The Expression Economy and How Brands Compete For Your Time

March 22nd, 2016


How do brands compete for your time when we PVR shows and fast forward through commercials, or ditch our TV subscriptions and use Netflix instead? What about ad-blockers on our browsers? Also: avocados and knitting …

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