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.

91 - Robert Brown

July 18th, 2019

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Robert Brown wants you to not be afraid of a little hard work.

Robert grew up on a dairy farm. His father worked the farm while also working a full-time job at General Motors.

Robert learned about working for money early and also about patience and delayed gratification.

There are a lot of things that we buy today with borrowed money that we could easily put off until we have money in the bank, and we might even get a better deal if we wait.

Robert realized over time that many Canadians hadn’t learned what he did on the farm and as a result they were spending money before they earned it, and doing things like buying houses they actually couldn’t afford. They didn’t understand the concept of compound interest or how to save for the future while still being able to live a comfortable life today.

After over 25 years of working in the restaurant and food service industries, Robert decided to write a book about personal finance. He would write it in a way that Canadians would understand.

The book he wrote is called Wealthing Like Rabbits and it’s now a Canadian bestseller.

Robert joined me from Ajax, Ontario to share his personal finance story.

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92 - Kelley Keehn


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90 - Sonya Smith-Valentine

July 11th, 2019

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Sonya Smith-Valentine wants you to be Financially Fierce.

Sonya has an accounting degree and a law degree.

She is a CPA and a lawyer, and has worked professionally as both.

Sonya has worked for legal aid in New York and Maryland, and later started a law practice specializing in Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy, winning cases against credit bureaus, credit card companies, banks, and collection agencies for unlawful activity.

Today, Sonya is a Financial Confidence Expert and as President and CEO of Financially Fierce, LLC her mission is to improve the financial acumen of employees and managers to create financially savvy and highly productive workplaces.

Sonya joined me from the Maryland/DC area to share her personal finance story.

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89 - J. Money

July 4th, 2019

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J. Money wants you to know that Budgets Are Sexy.

That’s the title of the personal finance blog that he started 11 years ago, and even though you may never think budgets are sexy, the point that J. is trying to get across is that personal finance doesn’t have to be boring.

In 2008 J. started posting monthly net worth updates in addition to his regular content. In 137 months, J. has grown his net worth from just under $59,000 to almost $920,000. And you don’t have to wonder how he did it. Just go to Budgets Are Sexy and click on the Net Worth link. You’ll see all 137 posts and can drill down on any one of them.

J. has always been about full disclosure, which is one of the main reasons he still remains anonymous. As we discuss in the interview, I have met him at FinCon, but I don’t know his last name or whether his first name is actually Jay or a name that starts with J and I don’t know where he lives.

Including Budgets Are Sexy, J.’s personal finance projects have reached over 30 million views, but most importantly, J. is just a great guy and we are lucky to have him in the personal finance community. If you like what you hear today, I recommend you sign up for J.’s daily emails. After 11 years, and now a father of 3, J. is still doing what he can to make personal finance fun and engaging.

J. Money joined me from an undisclosed location in the US to share his personal finance story.

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90 - Sonya Smith-Valentine


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