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A weekly reality check on sensible investing and financial decision-making for Canadians. Hosted by Benjamin Felix and Cameron Passmore.

Oct 10, 2019

From a trader on Wall Street to a financial advisor with her own firm, our guest today, Jill Schlesinger, has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge in the investing and financial world. Today she is a household name and well-known media personality, appearing on a variety of CBS shows and hosting her own podcast called Jill on Money.  But she is far more than an investment expert: she also has a ton of insight into people’s emotional and psychological responses to money, sharing with listeners those areas that people tend to struggle with most when it comes to their financial lives. Jill also weighs in on the current talk about the inverted yield curve and the coming recession and gives her educated opinion about money in marriage, DIY investing, robo-advisors, buying versus renting and the FIRE movement. Be sure to join in our conversation!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Common blind spots that cause smart people to make poor financial decisions. [0:03:33.1]
  • Starting off as a trader and learning how different trading and investing are. [0:05:09.1]
  • A balanced perspective on the inverted yield curve and the predicted recession. [0:08:11.1]
  • Understanding that investing is half science, half art. [0:12:10.1]
  • Couples who think differently about money and teaching the younger generation. [0:17:06:1]
  • Weighing up DIY investing and acquiring the services of a financial advisor. [0:21:11.1]
  • Robo-advisors and the mass democratization of financial management. [0:25:46.1]
  • Thoughts on whether to buy or rent a home and the FIRE Movement. [0:28:26.1]
  • Interviewing Julie Andrews and a perspective on what it means to be successful. [0:35:50.1]
  • And much more!