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Uncommon stories from money insiders

with Tim Gendreau

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What is the Difference Between SRI and ESG Investing

In this episode of Money See Money Do, I break down the differences between Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. Investing isn't just about numbers but also values. Understanding how you can not only design a portfolio that meets your planning needs but is also in line with your values can be very empowering.

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The 5 Best Rags-To-Riches Movies

Welcome to a fresh episode of Money See Money Do! Today, I'm keeping it light. Join us on a Hollywood-style adventure as we reveal our all-time favourite Rags-to-Riches films—countdown style! Who doesn't love a good comeback story, right? We've handpicked five cinematic gems that'll make you laugh, cheer, and maybe even shed a tear. From facing the tough streets of Mumbai to hitting it big a little closer to home, these movies pack a punch. Grab some popcorn and slide into your favourite comfy chair because we're dishing out stories of determination, ambition, and some seriously unexpected turns: 🌆 Who's going from rags to riches in the most unexpected way? 💰 Which film takes you deep into the wild world of 80s Wall Street? 🛤️ Whose journey from rock bottom to victory will tug at your heart? 🤔 Can nature or nurture change your destiny? This film explores it all. 🍔 Who turns a burger dream into a global fast-food empire? But hey, we're not the only ones with opinions! Drop your own fave rags-to-riches tales in the comments below. And as always, big thanks for joining us for another episode of Money See Money Do. Pro tip - M&Ms in your popcorn, it's life-changing.

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5 Common Emotional Roadblocks to Creating a Successful Estate Plan

Today I'm doing a deep dive into a weighty subject: estate planning and the emotional roadblocks that come with it. I'll navigate the waters by trying to keep it as light as possible while helping you understand why these emotional barriers can pop up and how to tackle them head-on. Don't let the complexities of discussing mortality, assessing assets, working with lawyers, deciding inheritances, or budgeting for estate planning deter you. I'll help you break down these barriers step by step, ensuring you're well-prepared for the emotions that come with creating a successful estate plan. Feel free to reach out if you have questions – our contact details are in the description below. Stay tuned, stay informed, and keep watching Money See Money Do for more insightful tips on everything financial.

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5 of the Top Ted Talks about Personal Finance

Welcome to another edition of Money See Money Do. In this episode, I dive into the world of personal finance through five captivating TED Talks that are an absolute must-watch. From Shlomo Benartzi's "Saving For Tomorrow, Tomorrow" addressing retirement savings hurdles to John Doerr's "Why the Secret to Success Is Setting the Right Goals," we uncover the secrets to achieving financial success. Neha Narula's thought-provoking talk on "The Future of Money" explores the impact of cryptocurrencies, while Michael Norton's "How to Buy Happiness" reveals the surprising link between money and happiness. Lastly, entrepreneur Tim Ferriss explains "Why You Should Define Your Fears Instead of Your Goals," unlocking the power of fear setting. These engaging TED Talks will inspire and motivate you to take control of your financial future. Don't miss out!

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The Canadian Economy by Sector

In this episode of "Money See Money Do," I break down the sectors of the Canadian economy. Discover how real estate, natural resources, and agriculture contribute to Canada's thriving economy. I share facts about GDP, trade surplus, and Canada's global economic leadership. As Canada diversifies and strengthens its sectors, it continues to be a driving economic force. Learn why Canada is ranked first in economic freedom among the Americas.

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6 Start-Up Business Financial Challenges

In this episode of Money See Money Do, I'm diving into the world of entrepreneurship, focusing on the six most common challenges new business startups face. From managing cash flow and time constraints to hiring the right team, securing capital, effective marketing, and handling debt, we'll explore how these challenges impact budding entrepreneurs. Join us to gain valuable insights and strategies for overcoming these obstacles and setting your business on a path to success. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your business approach, this episode offers practical advice and a holistic view of the entrepreneurial journey.

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April 2023 in Review

Inflation pressures in Canada and the U.S. are easing but still, well above the targets the Bank of Canada and the US Federal Reserve set. Canadians feel the squeeze, with retail sales dropping and households cutting back on spending.

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My 10 Favorite Quotes About Investing

I believe that one of the best ways to understand the industry is to study great investors and purveyors of financial knowledge that have gone before us. Through this list, I hope you will learn something new and enjoy studying the history, context, and meaning behind these insightful quotes. From Mike Tyson to Peter Lynch, I take on each quote, its relevance, and its application to investing. He emphasizes the importance of being financially literate, having a flexible investment plan, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Tim believes that successful investing is a long-term play, and your portfolio should reflect your personal timelines.

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MSMD Quickie #1 - What is a Flat Yield Curve? and Why Should You Care

In this video I talk about the "flat yield curve" - when short and long-term bond rates are similar, making long-term bonds less attractive. This can signal a lack of faith in long-term growth potential, but you can use a barbell strategy to balance your portfolio. Remember, take a long-term approach and don't overreact to market fluctuations. Like and Subscribe for more financial insights