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MOSTLY MONEY with Preet Banerjee

Author: Preet Banerjee

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Mostly Money is a personal finance, business, and entrepreneurship podcast.

It's a light hearted look into all things money related (and sometimes beyond). From personal investing, starting a business, marketing, management and more, there are interviews, jokes, education, and no intimidation.

It's mostly about money, but sometimes things get off topic. Like fast cars, fatty foods, movies, science, and more. Basically it'll cover whatever random thoughts are going through Preet's head.

This podcast is rated R for occasional foul language and as a pre-emptive warning to those with pickles up their ass.
42 Episodes
David Pride was sponsored into a multi-level marketing organization at the tender age of just 15 years old. By the time he was 16, they realized he was a naturally gifted speaker on stage. Over the next three years he would recruit over 150 people into the company. He would spend a total of 13 years dedicating all his spare time to his new family before he realized he needed to get out. It took him an additional three years of therapy to de-program his brain after he left. For the first time ever, he shares his story. How he got in. How much he made (it will shock you). And how he got out. 
Founding and managing partner of Aligned Capital Partners, Christopher Enright, joins the podcast to discuss a bit about how the dealership platform an advisor uses can impact advice. With consumer preferences for how they pay for advice and products ever evolving, it's possible that some dealerships are not keeping up with those changing preferences. Inside the industry, it certainly feels like there is a small wave of change happening right now with respect to developing and deploying newer technology at the dealership level, and more flexibility with compensation options that advisors can offer. Chris helps explain why some of these changes seem to take a while, what's happening on the ground, and his vision for "bionic advisors" who can embrace technology instead of battling it.
Human trafficking survivor, author, speaker and social advocate, Timea Nagy, immigrated to Canada in 1998. Her nightmare unfolded in Toronto in that same year after arriving from Budapest, Hungary in the hopes of finding meaningful employment. The daughter of a Hungarian policewoman, Timea was held (For three terrifying months) at the hands of traffickers and was forced to work in the sex industry. Thankfully, she escaped and started life anew. Ten years later, Ms. Nagy founded ‘Walk with Me’, a non-profit organization to assist victims of human trafficking and law enforcement agencies.I met Timea at a conference where I was the MC. When Timea was interviewed on stage, you could hear a pin drop in the crowd. Everyone was captivated, and mortified, by her story. She detailed exactly how she ended up a victim, and more importantly how she now aids law enforcement agencies and financial institutions in detecting similar crimes by looking at financial transactions. Follow Timea on Twitter: her website to learn more about her work:
The CEO of robo-advisor Justwealth drops by to explain their offering, the differences and similarities to other robo-advisors in Canada, and introduces me to mushroom coffee.
Dak Molnar is the Managing Director of the Molnar group, a commercial real estate developer and investment company. He joined me on the show to talk about Land Baron (, a prospective new way for regular investors to participate in direct commercial real estate investments through an app. He also provides an insider's perspective on commercial real estate through his decades of experience in the field. DISCLOSURE: I have spoken to a company (Apply Digital) affiliated with Land Baron about possibly being engaged for consulting work for Land Baron. Apply Digital also employs a family member of mine (my brother). At the time of recording, no agreement was in place, but there is a reasonable expectation that one could be developed in the future.
Author, speaker, and consultant Robin Taub joins me to talk about a new report put out by CPA Canada that investigates how individual personality, as well as socio-economic factors like age, income and education, play an important role when it comes tofinancial habits and knowledge
Award-winning financial advisor Jason Pereira joins me to talk about the new Financial Planning Association of Canada that launched on November 19th, 2019.You can reach out to Jason about FPAC at, and you can visit for more information.On the show, Jason talks about why we need this new association, and what they hope to accomplish. 
Neil Pasricha helps people live happy lives.He is a top-rated leadership keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and positive psychology researcher focused on the relationship between happiness and leadership in business.Neil is one of the most popular TED speakers with his first TED Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” (2010) ranked as one of the ten most inspiring of all time and his second “How will you maximize your tiny, short life?” (2016) the world’s first ever TED Listen, composed entirely of questions. As a leadership keynote speaker Neil has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world including Fortune 100 companies, Ivy League schools, and Royal Families in the Middle East.
The most requested guest on Mostly Money is back to share what he's been seeing in real estate around Canada. Ben provides a quick survey from coast to coast on local real estate markets, looks beneath the headlines on the overall economy, and does a great pirate impersonation. You can follow Ben on twitter at @BenRabidoux and you can learn more about his company North Cove Advisors at
John De Goey is back to talk about his new book, "STANDUP to the financial services industry: A practical guide for Canadians". He is a portfolio manager and Certified Financial Planner professional with Wellington-Altus Private Wealth in Toronto. You can learn more about John and his book at
Sol Amos is the founder of, a new service for financial consumers and advisors that is designed to help people find better advisors. He joined me to talk about his experience in the industry which led him to start AdvisorSavvy and provides his thoughts on what consumers should look for. (Disclosure: Sol and I have had business dealings in the past when he was working at CIBC.)
I had a good friend of mine join me on the podcast in this episode. Jamie Mason Cohen is a certified grapho-therapist and leadership strategist whose TEDx talk on how to spot a leader through their handwriting has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.He previously worked at Saturday Night Live and now is an accomplished keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on leadership. In the show he explains the basics of handwriting analysis and even analyses my chicken scratch as an example. 
I speak with David Bach about his latest book, The Latte Factor. There are some people who might think that The Latte Factor is about giving up coffee, but it is not. The book is an engaging parable about the financial awakening of a young woman in New York City who learns the timeless rules about money, and priceless rules about living the life she wants and could have if she's willing to take some risk. Not only in her portfolio, but in her life choices as well. It's an enjoyable read and this book is sure to spur many people onto the path of saving more money. You can purchase a copy of the book here: (Affiliate link)
In this episode, I spoke to Dr. Liane Davey about how conflict should be embraced, not avoided, as long as you do it the right way. There are myriad avenues in work and life where this can be applied, but we speak directly about productive conflict with your financial advisor (and vice versa: with your clients if you are are a financial advisor). Liane Davey is a New York Times Bestselling author, keynote speaker, consultant, and regular contributor to Harvard Business Review for her expertise on increasing productivity, enhancing engagement, developing leaders, and as one client put it, “dealing with the damn drama!”"Conflict is unpleasant, but the more you try to avoid it, the worse it becomes. Eventually, unresolved conflict stalls productivity, erodes trust, and causes stress." - Liane Davey
As a follow up to the episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin talking about the upside-down world of financial planning for low-income Canadians, I had John Stapleton on the podcast to discuss it in more detail. John has been a tireless advocate for getting the word out on this complex issue and was the person who first brought it to my attention many years ago. 
The team from Passiv joined me to explain their DIY helper service for investors. They have two levels of service: 1. A free service that tells you what trades you need to execute on your own, or 2. A premium service for $5/month that will allocate new cash and rebalance your portfolio according to parameters you set. This model could eat a lot of robo-advisors' lunch. You can learn more at
The methods of payment we use can influence how much we spend and how we ultimately feel about our purchases. One of the world's leading experts in this area, Profession Avni Shah, joins me to discuss some of her research in this area. Not only do we discuss day to day implications for people, but we also chat about how the "pain of payment" is related to the financial services, and how embedded compensation, fee-based compensation, and fee-for-service compensation models affect how people feel about the advice provided.  
Melissa Leong is a personal finance writer, keynote speaker, on-air personality and bestselling author. She appears on CTV’s The Social as its resident money expert and was a staff reporter at the Financial Post. She joins me on the podcast to talk about her brand new book, Happy Go Money: Spend Smart, Save Right and Enjoy LifeBuy the book here: (This is an Amazon affiliate link)
John Robertson is on a mission to help Canadians learn how to invest. He has a popular book and online course that lays out the step-by-step process of how to actually get started with a variety of investing service providers like robo-advisors, discount brokerages, and more. You can check out his site here:
Albert Luk is the CEO of Haxa Blockchain Inc. and he joined me in Toronto to explain the basics of Bitcoin (vs bitcoin - yes, there's a difference) and blockchain technology. This episode's single dram was a 21 year Glenfarclas. 
Comments (1)

Rakesh Krishna

i also get surprised when people say how good crown royal is. may be not my taste..

May 12th
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