Season 3 – Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

Season 3 of the Mastering Money podcast looks at the difficult financial decisions Canadians are making during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Listen now.

This season of the podcast deals with everyday financial decisions while dealing with the global pandemic. From teaching your kids about money, to dealing with fraud in the workplace to insurance and tax, there is something for everyone. 

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Episode breakdown

Episode 1: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – The Kids Edit

Talking to your kids about money can be challenging for many. Where do you start? What do you say? How do you say it? In this episode, Leigh Sindlinger CPA, CGA, mom, and all-star financial literacy volunteer breaks it down for us. Hear about her “golden rule” and why she believes it is never too young to start talking about money.

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Episode 2: A Window Into Working From Home: Protecting You and Your Employer

Many of us have shifted our work environment in the wake of COVID-19 by creating “virtual home offices.” With this, we face different challenges and considerations, especially when it comes to fraud. In this episode, David Malamed, CPA, CA and court qualified forensic accounting and fraud investigation expert uncovers what employers and employees should be doing to keep intellectual property and company information safe.

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Episode 3: Life Insurance 101 – What You Need To Know

Are you confused about life insurance? How do you know if the life insurance you have is enough? Why is it so hard to talk about something that is so important? In this episode, Graham Rogers, FSA, FCIA, Director of Product and Large-Case Support at Canada Life, helps us understand the ins and outs of life insurance and what we can do to ensure we are informed and protected, especially during these unpredictable times. 

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Episode 4: Financial Planning 101 – What You Need To Know

It can be difficult to plan our financial future on a normal day, add in a global pandemic and it can make things even more challenging. In this episode, Aurèle Courcelles, CPA, CMA, CFP, TEP, FP Canada™ Fellow explains that “it’s never too late to start” as he breaks down the importance of making a financial plan as well as provides steps you can take to get started today.

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Episode 5: Tax Time Doesn’t Have To Be Taxing

Almost a year into the pandemic and it’s hard to believe it’s already approaching tax time again. With a disruptive year in our rearview,  Fabio Bonanno, CPA, CA, Principal, Taxation at CPA Canada, guides listeners through the necessary information this coming tax season. Note: the topics discussed in this recording are as at the date of the recording, rules may have changed since the recording date.

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