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Author: Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

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Welcome to Mastering Money, an original podcast from Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Canada). 

This podcast is different from other financial podcasts as it will take a business to business perspective, speaking directly to financial educators as opposed to providing tips directly to the consumer. The podcast will bring up key issues, trends and tips as they relate to financial education for many different audiences. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect that of CPA Canada.
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Are tax evasion and tax fraud the same? How do they impact the lives of Canadians? This episode will discuss the alarming consequences of tax illegal practices and the effective solutions to combat them. Hear from John Oakey, Chartered Professional Accountants CPA Canada’s VP Tax, on challenges and solutions while dealing with taxing troubles. Key Takeaways: Learn the difference between tax fraud and tax evasion Find out more about individual forms of tax evasion Learn how tax evasion hurts individual Canadians and businesses. Additional Resources: Reporting suspected tax or benefit cheating in Canada: Overview – Government of Canada Report offshore tax cheating: Overview – Government of Canada How to report CRB fraud to CRA – CRB Canada 2022+ Underground Economy Strategy – Government of Canada Tax evasion, understanding the consequences – Government of Canada Enforcement notifications: compliance actions – Government of Canada Tax blog Download transcript The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
You’ve heard the horror stories in the news: a family leaves for vacation and on their return someone has sold their house out from under them. Or, maybe they find that somebody has applied for a mortgage in their name. Who can fall victim to fraudulent property sales? In this eye-opening episode, we delve into a world where both lenders and homeowners can unknowingly become victims of deceit. In this episode, Jennifer Fiddian-Green, Partner, National Advisory Services, Forensics, Grant Thornton LLP, discusses the tactics used by scammers to initiate property fraud and the preventive actions that you can take to safeguard your assets. Key takeaways:  Understand the mechanics of fraudulent property sales. Learn common tactics used by fraudsters to initiate fraudulent property transfers. Learn precautionary actions property owners can take to minimize the risk of property fraud. Find out what legal protections and remedies are available to victims of fraudulent property transfers. Additional Resources: Watch Out for Mortgage Fraud – Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Mortgage Fraud: What You Need to Know – CMHC Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud Identity Theft and Fraud – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Place a Fraud Alert or Active Duty Alert – Equifax® Fraud Victims Resources – TransUnion Canada FCT – Property Owners – Title Fraud How Organized Crime has Mortgaged or Sold at Least 30 GTA Homes Without Owners' Knowledge – CBC News Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft – Government of Canada Download transcript The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
Street robbery can have a lasting impact on individuals and their loved ones both financially and emotionally. In this episode, we discuss practical tips on how to protect yourself and how to deal with the aftermath of a street robbery to regain control over both the emotional and financial aspects of your life, such as why it’s imperative to make a police report. We speak with Li Zhang, Director, Financial Literacy, at CPA Canada, as she talks about her experience with street robbery and the steps that she had taken to deal with the aftermath of the incident. Key Takeaways: Learn how and why it’s necessary to make a report when you’re the victim of a crime. How to regain control of your life again after being robbed How to process your emotions and trauma to recover from your experience Additional Resources: Report a Lost or Stolen Card – Visa What to do if you're a victim of fraud – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Reporting fraud, abuse or misuse – Government of Canada Online Crime Reporting – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Street Robbery Safety – Toronto Police Service Ontario Provincial Police – Online Reporting Robbery – Toronto Police Service Public Safety Data Portal How to avoid or recover from identity theft – Ontario Resolving an unauthorized transaction – Government of Canada How to Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud – RBC Royal Bank Mastercard Fraud Protection & Security For Merchants – Report Fraud Damaged, Lost or Stolen Credit Card – TD Canada Trust Credit card fraud – Government of Canada 4 Steps to Take if Your Credit Card is Lost – Equifax Canada Download transcript The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.  
Love is a many-splendored thing, but it can turn into a nightmare when entangled with romantic catfishing scams. Certain people, such as aging, lonely seniors can fall victim to these kinds of scams and unwittingly become a money mule for thieves. Join Jeff Horncastle, Acting Client and Communications Outreach Officer at Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to know more on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling victim to romantic schemes. Key Takeaways: Learn the red flags that may indicate a romance scam to protect you and your loved ones Learn how criminals may use AI tools to manipulate their potential victims. Learn who are most vulnerable to online romance scams Additional Resources: Romance – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Report Fraud and Cybercrime – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Money Mule Awareness – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre The Daily – Self-Reported Fraud in Canada, 2019 Investment – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 4 top Scams Currently Making the Rounds – and How to Avoid Them How to Google Reverse Image Search From iPhone, Android, or Desktop – Business Insider TinEye – Reverse Image Search What Are Deepfakes? How to Spot Fake AI Audio and Video – Business Insider Download transcript The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
This episode explores the intricate world of cryptocurrency scams, key red flags, and strategies to protect oneself from falling prey to these schemes. Join our experts Charlie Pettypiece, Senior Investigation Counsel in the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission and Dena Staikos, Manager in the Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, to learn more about Identifying warning signs of potential cryptocurrency scams and safe investing practices in the crypto market. Key Takeaways: Learn all about digital assets and crypto asset trading platforms to get started on your crypto journey Learn why cryptocurrencies attract people and why it is crucial these assets are regulated Learn how to protect yourself when investing into crypto – and what red flags you need to look out for Additional Resources: Get Smarter About Crypto QuadrigaCX – A Review by Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission Registered Crypto Asset Trading Platforms – OSC Crypto Trading Platforms Authorized to do Business with Canadians – Canadian Securities Administrators Red Flags of Crypto Fraud How Alameda, FTX’s Sister Firm, Brought the Crypto Exchange Down – The New York Times FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Convicted of Defrauding Cryptocurrency Customers – CBC News Crypto Quiz Crypto Survey Investing Academy How to spot & avoid crypto scams Download transcript “The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada or Ontario Securities Commission. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.”
Increased risks of fraud scams leading to money laundering have intensified as we step further into the digital era. As our financial institutions become more digitized, so increases a fraudster’s ability to generate and move illicit funds anonymously and instantaneously. What is money laundering? How has it evolved? How can it affect you? In this episode, we dive into the complexities of money laundering, exploring its impact on society, businesses, and individuals. We will also discuss governmental measures and initiatives to counteract these challenges and how you can report suspicious financial activities. Join Terence Karacsony, CPA, CA, CFF, MFAcc Senior Manager in the Valuations, Forensics and Litigation Support practice of the Winnipeg Office of MNP LLP and Sarah Mulhall Director, Regulatory Affairs and Public Interest at CPA Canada, as we discuss the multifaceted landscape of money laundering, its consequences, and the collaborative efforts necessary to address this global issue. Key Takeaways: Learn and understand the methods of money laundering and its illicit origins. Explore how the evolution of technology can be both exploited and used as a preventative tool against money laundering. Understand the role of financial institutions, businesses and CPAs in detecting, mitigating and preventing money laundering. Discover how money laundering affects business, society and everyday Canadians. Understand the importance of reporting suspicious activities and why individuals must report such behaviour. Resources: Anti-Money Laundering Resources Anti-Money Laundering Policy The CPA’s Role in Fighting Corruption and Money Laundering – Foresight: The CPA Podcast, Season 2, Episode 8 A Governance Framework for Anti-Corruption and Responsible Business Other: AML Rules: Why You Need to Know the Meaning of Non-Compliance Guide to Comply with Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing (AML/ATF) Legislation Download transcript The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
Join host Doretta Thompson in season 9 of our Mastering Money podcast. We’re talking about the dark side of money. Together, we'll unravel the mysterious world of romance and cryptocurrency scams, tax trouble, robbery, money laundering fraudulent home sales and more. Through expert analysis and real-life stories, we dive into the complexities behind these disturbing realities and offer tips to protect you and your loved ones. Download Transcript
The gig economy is here to stay as more individuals are engaging in side hustles to diversify their income streams. This episode will discuss the opportunities and challenges of side hustles, share success stories, and highlight key considerations for those looking to pursue additional income streams.  Hear from Gerald Narciso, a Vancouver-based freelance writer who wrote in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, and Bleacher Report/CNN, on challenges and opportunities while pursuing side hustles.  Key Takeaways:  Learn about side hustles – and find out why millennials and gen Z are leading the charge  Learn how to turn your side hustle survival into a side hustle romance  Learn how to prevent your side hustle from jeopardizing your day job  Additional Resources:   Mastering Money Podcast episode - Side hustle life   The struggle is real. Even with a side hustle The Work Shift: Laid off couple in tech considers abandoning Canadian city The Work Shift: How out of work millennials are navigating the new normal Download transcript This season is proudly brought to you by Pivot Magazine.   The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
Where are your kids learning about money? In a changing financial landscape, how do we help our children manage their money in a world where cash is no longer king?   We discuss how parents can manage these obstacles and pass good financial sense onto the next generation.  In this episode, Hector Crespo, CEO at Mydoh, discusses the importance of financial conversations with kids and how they can help build a solid foundation for their future. Discover effective ways to teach kids about money management, saving, and the value of responsible financial decision-making.  Key takeaways:  Learn how to have the money talk with your kids – and when  Unpack your own relationship with money and learn how that’s projected on to your kids  Learn how to discuss nontraditional financial sources with your kids as well as merging their passions with their work  Additional Resources:   Mydoh  Mydoh - Money Talks Blog  Mydoh - Financial Literacy Tools  Request a CPA Canada Financial Literacy Session - How to teach your  kids about money  Mastering Money Podcast - S5 E01 - How to talk to your teens. Raising Money-Smart Kids: How to teach your kids about money  Download transcript  This season is proudly brought to you by Pivot Magazine.   The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay. With more jobs being automated, are you at risk of being left behind?  We discuss the potential benefits and risks of AI adoption, how it might reshape industries and considerations you need to make to remain employable in a world driven by AI.  Hear from Shesta Babar, KPMG, as we explore the impact of AI on the labor force. Discover more about how AI technology is reshaping industries and learn how to adapt and collaborate with AI to ensure your employability in the future.  Key Takeaways:  How is AI affecting your industry or profession.  What opportunities does human-AI collaboration present and in which areas human skills can complement AI capabilities.  What human skills are irreplaceable and less likely to be automated.   How to stay updated on AI developments and invest in learning AI-related skills to enhance employment prospects.  How to adapt a growth mindset and view AI as a tool for enhancing productivity rather than a threat. Additional Resources:   Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat One in five Canadians using generative AI platforms - KPMG Canada  2023 Generative AI Adoption Index - KPMG Canada  Preparing your workforce for generative AI - KPMG Canada Building ethical AI solutions: Using the ethics funnel and a trusted framework  Is AI moving too fast for regulators to keep up?  Opinion: Human beings are mortal. AI isn’t. That matters - The Globe and Mail Download transcript  This season is proudly brought to you by Pivot Magazine.   The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
Your salary doesn’t paint the entire picture of your compensation. Benefits, flexible work, vacation time and more are all part of the overall package that contributes to your job satisfaction and financial well-being.  We cover all components of your compensation and talk about how to properly evaluate them to make informed decisions about your career path.  Join Carolyn Hamer, Deloitte Canada’s National Leader of Workforce Transformation, to know more on how to value benefits beyond just the salary and understand how to negotiate for fair compensation packages that align with your career goals and aspirations.  Key Takeaways:  Learn to evaluate non-monetary benefits of your compensation  Learn how different generations evaluate job satisfaction  Evaluate how your personal priorities line up with your desired compensation package  Additional Resources:  Canadian banks go on a hiring spree, defying tight labour market   Work-life balance preferred over big salaries, CPAs say  The Deloitte Global 2023 Gen Z and Millennial Survey  2023 Global human capital trends - Deloitte Insights  The Intelligence Revolution - Future-proofing Canada’s workforce  "We’re very different": Gen X and Y compare their views on finance  Generational wealth: is it harder for young people to get ahead?  Download transcript  This season is proudly brought to you by Pivot Magazine.   The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
Can you ever prepare for sudden job loss? Maybe not, but you can take steps to future-proof your career and learn to navigate career uncertainties with grace. We talk about the strategies you can take to protect yourself and your career. Join our expert Pat Romain, The National Practice Leader - Career Transition @Gallagher, to learn more on how to develop a growth mindset, identify transferable skills, and harness the power of continuous learning to stay relevant in a rapidly changing job market.  Key Takeaways:  Networking looks different in the digital age but is still one of the most valuable tools to tap into the hidden job market.  AI is here to stay – learn how to work it to your advantage  In the case of job loss – learn to assess if your skills have become  redundant, and how you can upskill or utilize your knowledge in another job or industry Additional Resources:  Survive and thrive: Move ahead financially after losing your job  Download transcript  This season is proudly brought to you by Pivot Magazine.   The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
When it comes to interest rates and inflation in Canada, what is their significance? What are the driving forces causing their fluctuation? And why should you care? We dive into the complexities of interest rates and inflation, exploring their impact on employment, wages, immigration, and mortgages.  Join David-Alexandre Brassard, CPA Canada’s chief economist since July 2021, in a discussion on interest rates and inflation and their influence on employment and financial planning. Learn more about how to navigate economic forces and ensure your financial stability amidst changing market conditions.  Key Takeaways:  Learn the driving force behind current inflation numbers  Is it worth taking a new job during times of economic uncertainty?  Learn how your mortgage is affected by inflation – and what you can do about it  Learn why Canadian’s spending habits haven’t changed with inflation.  Resources:  Economic optimism climbing despite recession expected this year: CPA Canada Business Monitor (Q2 2023)  Debt and inflation data Download transcript  This season is proudly brought to you by Pivot Magazine.   The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.   
Join host Doretta Thompson and PIVOT Magazine Associate Publisher, Douglas Dunlop, as they discuss what is upcoming in season 8 of our mastering money podcast. The future of labour is here, are you ready?  Download transcript This season is proudly brought to you by Pivot Magazine. 
Talking about debt can be hard as it can bring up many emotions, including shame, guilt, and despair. But talking about debt is often the first hurdle to master so that one can concentrate on recovery. We sat down with Jeff Lewis, CPA, CA, FCCA, CIRP, LIT, Senior Vice-President and Partner at BDO Debt Solutions and Chantel Chapman, Co-Founder of The Trauma of Money and Financial Trauma Researcher and Educator, to learn more about the power of talking about debt, owning debt, and focusing on the road forward. Additional Resources: BDO Debt Solutions The Trauma of Money Download transcript This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping listeners manage and better understand debt through strategic planning and purposeful action.    This season is proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt.  The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
You’re ready to retire and enter what has been called “the golden years” only to bring an unwelcome guest with you - Debt. This is the sad reality for many entering this stage of life, which is supposed to be about relaxing and freedom after years of hard work. For some, retirement is put on the backburner as they are forced to work longer, lend money to adult children, and get their finances under control. Hear from Christine Lang, BA(Econ), CPA, CGA, CCS, President and Principal Advisor, LANG Financial Consulting and Wealth Solutions on how debt can impact your retirement and what you can do to move forward so that you can enjoy those golden years. Additional Resources: Financial Advice for All Credit Counselling Canada CPA Canada Financial Literacy Resources Advocis | The Financial Advisors Association of Canada Seniors & Debt - A Growing Problem That We Can Help Fix Download transcript This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping listeners manage and better understand debt through strategic planning and purposeful action.    This season is proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt.  The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
S7 E04: Debt Traps

S7 E04: Debt Traps

2023-02-0943:25

Have you heard of the term debt trap? Have you, or someone you know, fallen into one or several? If we aren’t careful, it's easy to fall into a debt trap that can seem like a never-ending mountain to climb over. Join Ilan Kibel, BDO Partner and Senior Vice President, as he explains what a debt trap is, examples of these traps, red flags to look out for and how one can pull themselves out to move forward financially.   Additional resources: BDO Debt Solutions How much debt is too much? CPA Canada Financial Literacy Resources Download transcript This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping listeners manage and better understand debt through strategic planning and purposeful action.   This season is proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt. The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
S7 E03: Credit Scores

S7 E03: Credit Scores

2023-02-0248:01

How often do you check your credit score? Do you know all the ways credit, good or bad, can affect you? Your credit score is so much more than a simple three-digit number, and it can follow and weigh you down for years if it gets too low. Understanding how to build and keep a healthy credit score is a key pillar of good personal finance.  Join Julie Kuzmic, Senior Compliance Officer, Consumer Advocacy at Equifax Canada, as she gives listeners a crash course on building a strong credit score, debunking credit score myths, and of course understanding how debt can affect credit.   Additional resources:  Equifax Canada Credit Counselling Canada CPA Canada Financial Literacy Resources  Download Transcipts This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping listeners manage and better understand debt through strategic planning and purposeful action.    This season is proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt.  The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information. 
If you’re not careful, debt can be overwhelming, and you can find yourself feeling like there’s no way out. Understanding the warning signs that you may need help getting your debt under control is only the first step in moving towards a solution that works for you now and in the future. Hear from Nancy Snedden, Personal Debt Solutions Leader, Advisory with BDO Canada as she walks listeners through the process of recognizing and dealing with your debt problem through effective credit counselling and meaningful action. With the right guidance, life after debt is possible and you’ll come out the other side feeling relieved and in control. Additional resources: BDO Debt Solutions How much debt is too much? Can I Negotiate with Debt Collectors? – Equifax Canada CPA Canada Financial Literacy Resources Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Find an active Licensed Insolvency Trustee Protecting the public Download transcript This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping listeners manage and better understand debt through strategic planning and purposeful action.   This season is proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt. The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
When it comes to household debt in Canada, what do the numbers tell us? Recent economic volatility and rises in the costs of living have left many feeling uneasy about their financial situation. How is the average Canadian being affected by debt, and should we be concerned about the direction debt numbers are trending towards? Join our expert Guy Gellatly, Chief Economic Advisor in the Analytical Studies Branch at Statistics Canada, for an in-depth look at household debt in Canada and what the numbers mean for the average Canadian. Looking at the big picture can offer valuable insight into how we are coping with debt and what we can do to prevent the numbers from getting out of control. Additional resources: Canadians are falling deeper into debt Consumer Price Index Personal Inflation Calculator Behind the Numbers: What’s Causing Growth in Food Prices The rise in prices for wheat-based food products Pharmaceutical access and use during the pandemic Trends in household non-mortgage loans: The evolution of Canadian household debt before and during Covid-19 CPA Canada Financial Literacy Resources Download transcript This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping listeners manage and better understand debt through strategic planning and purposeful action.   This season is proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt. The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
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