S9 E05: Protecting Your Castle – Safeguarding Against Fraudulent Property Sales
Mastering Money
by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
5h ago
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 t ..read more
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S9 E04: Surviving the Shadows – Street Crimes and Robbery
Mastering Money
by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
1w ago
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 ..read more
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S9 E03: Love, Lies, and Illusions – Unveiling Romance Scams and Money Mule Tactics
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by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
2w ago
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 ..read more
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S9 E02: Cryptocurrency Scams – The Digital Deception
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by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
3w ago
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 p ..read more
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S9 E01: Money Laundering – The Hidden Trail
Mastering Money
by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
1M ago
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 fina ..read more
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S9 Teaser: The dark side of money
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by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
2M ago
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 ..read more
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S8 E06: What is a Side Hustle? And is it always about Survival?
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by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
4M ago
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 ..read more
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S8 E05: Preparing the next generation
Mastering Money
by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
5M ago
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 ta ..read more
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S8 E03: Decoding Compensation - Beyond the Numbers
Mastering Money
by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
5M ago
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 ..read more
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S8 E01: Interest Rates, Inflation, and I
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by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
6M ago
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 co ..read more
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