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Young Money Podcast

EP258 For Your Convenience Vending with Maya Ray

Maya Ray owns and operates FYC Vending, which (in just two short years) she has turned into a 6-figure company. Maya’s goal now is to pass on the knowledge and expertise she has built in this industry to students and young adults who are going through what she went through only a few years ago. In this episode, she joins the show to share her success secrets and advice for anyone hoping to start as an entrepreneur. Listen in as

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EP257 Entrepreneurship Spotlight with Jowana and Melisa

Entrepreneurship is often a difficult journey. Starting a business as a woman at a young age simply adds more challenges. Our two guests today have both created something inspirational by themselves and have truly showcased what it means to have an entrepreneurial spirit. Jowana Burgan is a recent Mechanical Engineering Graduate who has initiated the Girls Mechanic Team, running hands-on workshops that educate and empower women on the basics of car maintenance. Melisa Cela is an International Business graduate who founded a successful Lash Extension

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EP256 Tips to Combat Inflation

Over the last few months, you’ve probably heard the word “inflation” numerous times. Inflation refers to a general progressive increase in the prices of goods and services in an economy. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services; consequently, inflation corresponds to a reduction in the purchasing power of money. So, how does this impact you and your goals? In this episode, I will break down this topic in depth so that you

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EP255 Plufl: The Dog Bed for Humans with Noah & Yuki

In the fast-paced, over-worked society that we live in, setting aside time for rest throughout the day is becoming crucial for mental health. However, it is tricky to find a comfortable spot to take a snooze. This is where Plufl comes in. Inspired by the classic dog bed, the Plufl is designed to alleviate stress and anxiety by providing a space to recharge. Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita, Co-Founders of Plufl, will be joining the show to share their advice

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EP254 Spotlight on Young Money Scholarship Recipients Bradford & Jasmine

Today we are showcasing two more young money scholarship recipients, Bradford Sonnenberg and Jasmine Hasmatali. These students are incredibly insightful and share their post secondary experiences, including what is and isn’t working for them. They also describe in depth how scholarships have impacted their lives and share their advice for anyone thinking about applying for scholarships themselves. Listen in as Bradford talks about how scholarships have been a life-saver, as well as the importance of finding a balance of taking

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EP253 Wallet Activism with Tanja Hester

When making purchasing decisions, it is becoming apparent that many of us are beginning to take into consideration the ethicality of what we are buying and how it is produced. Spending ethically doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t mean that you can’t save money while doing so. Our guest today, Tanja Hester, knows this topic very well. Tanya is the author of two award-winning books, Work Optional and Wallet Activism, and is best known for retiring from her career at

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EP252 Spotlight on Young Money Scholarship Recipients Alain & Alexandra

It is never too early to learn about scholarships and the impact they can make on not only your education, but also your entire life. In this episode, we are shining a spotlight on two of the Young Money Scholarship recipients: Alain Lavoie and Alexandra Snider. These post secondary students are incredibly bright and will share so many great tips with you about their post secondary experiences and how scholarships have changed their lives. Listen in to learn why doing

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EP251 Financial First Aid with Alyssa Davies, founder of Mixed Up Money

After going through financial problems herself, Alyssa Davies discovered a need for a safe and non-judgemental space for people to discuss their finances. This discovery led to the creation of her finance blog, Mixed Up Money, which has now won Canadian Personal Finance Blog of the Year twice. Today Alyssa joins the show to discuss the importance of having open conversations about finances so that people can become educated and protect themselves from financial uncertainty. Listen in as she explains

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