We’re back! Season Three is in full swing, with new episodes dropping every other week.

Communal Living with Rob Bancroft

This episode of has everything: a quiz that Sandi spectacularly loses, a guest that digs into the nitty gritty of communal living, and a fight with a (housing) bear.

Join us and our guest Rob Bancroft if you’re at all interested in the idea of living in a community. Highlights include:

-Rob talks about his communal living experience – 12:14
-Housing as a social phenomenon VS an economic term – 15:47
-Creating community when you’re far from home – 23:25
-The cold economics – 25:39
-Communication logistics (how do you make sure people don’t kill each other) – 27:44
-What happens if you own a house communally? – 33:15

and more…

Because Money Podcast Team

Sandi Martin

Sandi Martin

Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Host

Sandi Martin is a financial planner at Spring Personal Finance, and works with regular folks to figure out what they want their money to do for them and the simplest, smartest way to do it. She’s an occasional blogger, mother of three, and frequent, loud laugher (you’ll see).

Chris Enns

Chris Enns

Season 3 Host

Chris Enns is a financial planner at Rags to Reasonable, where he works with artists and other folks with variable and sometimes unusual sources of income. He is a passionate servant of his community, a Mennonite farm boy, an opera singer and actor…and he makes  a mean pie. Just try to avoid seeing his desktop. (Chaos! Anarchy!)

John Robertson

John Robertson

Season 3 Producer

John Robertson, PhD, is the author of The Value of Simple and teaches regular people how to become DIY investors through his online course Practical Index Investing for Canadians. He also investigates deep money questions and goes on rants on his blog HolyPotato.net. Oh yeah, he’s a scientist too. #smartestguyintheroom  (He didn’t write that last part.)

MuhammadYasir Dewji

MuhammadYasir Dewji

Season 3 Producer

MuhammadYasir Dewji is a software developer, a new father, and – if you can believe it – MYD just showed up in Jackson’s inbox one day this spring, offering to convert past seasons to audio files and turn this thing into an actual podcast. He’s just that nice. (We knew he’d fit in because he’s facing the same way in his profile picture.)

Because Money Season 3 

For your viewing pleasure, simply click into an episode from the list below. You won’t regret it. We promise.

S3 Ep7 | Starting a New Business with Jessica Oman

Starting a New Business with Jessica Oman We're back after our holiday hiatus (so good!) with an episode designed to answer one question for all those aspiring entrepreneurs out there: what's stopping you? Join us as we pepper Renegade Planner Jessica Oman with...

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S3 Ep4 | “Alberta Then and Now” with Robb Engen

Alberta Then and Now with Robb Engen We've managed to convince Season One co-host Robb Engen of Boomer and Echo (and Rewards Cards Canada) to hang out and talk about what he's been up to and draft a fantasy portfolio. No, really: we could have spent an entire episode...

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Because Money Season 2

Just like in the previous section, for your viewing pleasure, simply click into an episode from the list below. You still won’t regret it. We promise, there is lots of gold in our archives.

S2 Ep5 | Randy Cass from NestWealth

A Flat Fee, Customized Global Portfolio Built Specifically for Your Life Goals Have you ever thought to yourself "Self, there has to be a better way for me to invest my money than in mutual funds with investment advisors who are making a percentage of what I invest,...

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S2 Ep3 | The Frugal Girl

In this episode of the because money podcast, we are joined by Kristen "The Frugal Girl" which is super exciting because as you will see in the video, Kristen is absolutely awesome. Kristen is a voice of reason in a world where frugal can mean a lot of different...

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S2 Ep2| With Jordan McFarlen and Salmaan Moolla

Can You Teach Business and Finance in High School? Yes. Yes you can, and these guys are here to tell us how! In episode 2 of the Because Money podcast we are joined by Jordan McFarlane and Salmaan Moolla, as we discuss teaching financial literacy and business in high...

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Because Money Season 1

Seriously, we mean it. They’re good.

S1 Ep21 | Michael Katchen

What is Wealthsimple? Guest Michael Katchan Michael Katchen is the founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, one of Canada’s new crop of online investment managers, and is on a mission to make smart investing cheaper, simpler, and easier for everyone. Wealthsimple “manages...

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S1 Ep20 | Side Money

Sometimes cutting costs just doesn't cut it - sometimes you need to make more money. This week, the King of the Side Gig Robb Engen talks about how to make the magic happen.  

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S1 Ep18 | Barry Choi

Travelling on the Cheap With Special Guest Barry Choi By day, Barry Choi is a director for City News and regularly appears on City's The5 to talk about personal finance, travel, and news. By night (or afternoon, or whenever he finds time to write), he blogs at Money...

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S1 Ep17 | Rob Carrick

Generation Y and Mindless Home Buying With Special Guest Rob Carrick << Seriously! When people hear "Rob Carrick" they immediately think "Personal Finance" or "Money". Rob is a (the) personal finance columnist for Globe and Mail and has been writing about his...

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S1 Ep16 | Kyle Prevost

How Do You Teach Financial Literacy? Special Guest Kyle Prevost Kyle Prevost is the co-author of More Money for Beer and Textbooks which may not be all that surprising given his profile picture features a good looking pint. Kyle blogs regularly on Young and Thrifty, a...

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