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S2 Episode 3 Budgeting for kids (and teaching kids how to budget)

There’s no way around it: kids can be expensive. So, how can you prepare for the cost of having them? How do you budget the needs versus wants? And how do you impart financial knowledge to them as they grow up? In this episode, Melissa speaks with Bridget Casey, founder of the millennial personal finance site Money After Graduation. They share their personal and professional money tips. It’s never too early (or too late) for important financial lessons.


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S2 Episode 2 How to save for the unexpected

If you asked the Money Moves team a year ago, this isn’t the life we expected we’d be living. All of life’s unexpected turns have the possibility of financial ramifications. Are you ready for that? In this episode, Melissa gets personal about how her savings fund helped their family in unexpected ways over the last six years. Plus, we hear from Niranjan Vivekanandan, the vice president of term investments and savings at RBC, who delves into everything you need to know about saving and preparing for the unexpected.


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S2 Episode 1 So you want to buy a house?

This episode is all about what you need to know as a first-time homebuyer. Melissa reflects on buying her first home and speaks to a recent first-time buyer out in Nova Scotia to find out how she made it happen. Then, we hear from Odeen Ecclestone, a Toronto-based real estate agent to get some insights from one of Canada’s hottest housing markets. Plus, Melissa speaks to RBC’s Ian Kwan about what you should do if you’re thinking about buying.


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S2 Episode 0 Coming soon: Season two

Money expert Melissa Leong is back by popular demand for another season of Money Moves.


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About Money Moves

Money expert Melissa Leong is back by popular demand for another season of Money Moves. The world might look a little different than it did in season one, but her mission hasn’t changed. Investing your money is all about investing in yourself, and she’s leading you on that journey to financial empowerment. You’ll hear from industry experts and Melissa's inner circle alike as they discuss the do’s and don’ts when it comes to saving for big life goals like buying a home or preparing for the unexpected.

Melissa Leong

Melissa Leong is one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance. She’s a sought-after speaker, best-selling author and award-winning writer.She’s the author of the feel-good finance guide, Happy Go Money and is the resident money expert on Canada’s leading daytime talk show, The Social on CTV. Her articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post. She’s also a go-to money expert for radio and television programs, appearing on BNN, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, CP24, to name a few.

Money Moves is produced by Hannah Sung with additional mix and mastering by Pippa Johnstone. Its Executive Producer is Kiran Rana. Project management by Christina Lippa. Art was created by Jeanine Brito.

Have a question? Email the show at podcasts@globeandmail.com.

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Episode 6 What are the habits for long-term success?

Making improvements in life is all about habits. So how do we make good ones for long-term investing success? In the last episode of Money Moves, Melissa asks RBC’s Rajan Bansi (her new friend) for his tips to keep you on track for your financial goals.


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Episode 5 How is technology changing how we invest?

Technology is transforming every corner of our lives – and that includes its impact on our money. In this episode, we delve into how technology is affecting the way we invest. Melissa chats with fellow personal finance podcaster Jessica Moorhouse, plus we hear from several industry experts about how they think tech will change investing in the next five years.


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Episode 4 What’s a responsible investment, anyway?

Can money have morals? When it comes to investing in companies, who decides what’s right and wrong with business practices and standards? If you want your money to be an extension of your values, this episode is for you. Melissa speaks with Melanie Adams, RBC’s head of the corporate governance and responsible investment team to better understand ethics and investing.


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Episode 3 How to be ok with risk

Most people are inherently risk averse, but all investing involves an element of risk. So how do you balance the two? Melissa shares stories about her risk tolerance and we hear from her husband about his introduction into the stock market at 17. Plus, Melissa talks with Stu Kedwell of RBC’s global asset management about building investor resilience.


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Episode 2 How to think like an analyst

We hear the story of how Anne Koyama got into investing and used those investments to start her own business, Koyama Press. Plus, we speak to John Bai, the President and CEO of RBC’s Direct Investing to learn how the pros do it. Melissa provides her key takeaways that the average investor can use.


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Episode 1 Getting started

On the first episode of Money Moves, we hear from Melissa’s dad about his shoebox saving strategy for his kids. Melissa gets candid with fellow personal finance podcaster and money expert Bruce Sellery about lessons learned. Melissa shares her takeaways for things to know when getting started on your investing journey.


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Episode 0 Coming soon: Money Moves


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About Money Moves

Be honest. How much do you know about investing? Want to learn how the pros do it? Maybe you just need to know where to begin. Join money expert Melissa Leong as she guides you on a six-episode journey to financial empowerment. You’ll hear from industry experts and Melissa's inner circle alike as they discuss investing do’s and don’ts, delving into the big concepts to leave you with the understanding that investing your money is really about investing in yourself.

Melissa Leong

Melissa Leong is one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance. She’s a sought-after speaker, best-selling author and award-winning writer.She’s the author of the feel-good finance guide, Happy Go Money and is the resident money expert on Canada’s leading daytime talk show, The Social on CTV. Her articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post. She’s also a go-to money expert for radio and television programs, appearing on BNN, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, CP24, to name a few.

Money Moves is produced by Hannah Sung with additional mix and mastering by Pippa Johnstone. Its Executive Producer is Kiran Rana. Project management by Christina Lippa. Art was created by Jeanine Brito.

Have a question? Email the show at podcasts@globeandmail.com.

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