Category Archives: COVID – 19

Episode 22 – Enhance Your Online Security with These Cybersecurity Tips – With Guest Chuck Yeung



Considering the current COVID-19 environment, working, shopping, socializing, and finding entertainment are only a couple of things we can do from the comfort of our homes.  

But, to what extent is our online identity and information really protected? 

In this episode, Kris Dureau sits down with Cystech Solutions’ Chuck Yeung. Today, Chuck discusses must-know cybersecurity tips so that you can protect yourself, your family, and your business when it comes to online privacy, information, and identity.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why you should change your passwords every six months 
  • The role of password manager platforms when it comes to the dark web 
  • Easy ways to detect a phishing scam 
  • The importance of setting up a two-step authentication 
  • Chuck’s take on how cybercriminals operate when it comes to a ransom 
  • And more!

Listen today and find out the do’s and don’ts when it comes to protecting your identity online! 

Resources: Three Hats Financial  | Kris Dureau | Chuck Yeung  | Cystech Solutions


Episode 13 — What Should you Know When Buying a New or Used Car — With Greg Carrasco



Buying a new car is never a simple process, especially when there is so much to consider.

To help you better navigate the process, Kris Dureau enlists the help of Greg Carrasco for today’s episode. As the host of The Greg Carrasco Show, one of the most influential and largest automotive radio shows in Canada, Greg has over 27 years of experience in the automotive industry and is well-versed in all things cars.

Today, Greg shares tips and tricks to help you make the best decisions when buying a vehicle.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How COVID-19 has impacted the automotive industry
  • The best time of year to buy a vehicle
  • Strategies for trading in your vehicle
  • The importance of buying an extended warranty
  • And more!

Join Kris and Greg now for your run-down on what you should consider when shopping for your next car!

Resources: Three Hats Financial | Kris Dureau on LinkedInThe Greg Carrasco Show


Episode 12 – Managing Chronic Illness With Chronically Simple — With Guest Kristy Dickinson



Having a chronic illness can be anything but simple. That’s where Chronically Simple can help.

Today, Kris Dureau joins Kristy Dickinson, the creator of Chronically Simple, an app designed to help individuals and their families better manage their health. 

Kristy shares how her personal experience with a chronic illness led her to create the app, highlighting just how important the app is and how it can help simplify the lives of those with chronic illnesses. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Which gaps in the healthcare system Chronically Simple aims to fill
  • How a lack of information can impact testing and treatment
  • The benefits of keeping your medical information organized
  • How Chronically Simple can help during this COVID-19 pandemic
  • And more!

Tune in now and discover how Chronically Simple can change the way you manage your health!

Resources: Three Hats Financial | Kris Dureau on LinkedInKristy’s EmailChronically Simple


Episode 10 — 5 Financial Considerations for Transitioning into Your Post-COVID-19 Life



As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease up, what will your new normal look like? More importantly, how are you planning for your new normal? 

Today, join Kris Dureau as he discusses five key steps you should take when planning for your transition into your post-COVID-19 life. In this episode, Kris emphasizes the importance of reviewing your financial plan — and why you should ensure that your retirement plan still works for you.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between negotiable and non-negotiable expenses
  • The importance of having a plan
  • Why you should be reviewing your investments
  • How those retiring might be impacted during the transition out of this pandemic
  • And more!

Listen now to learn about the considerations you should keep in mind as you begin your transition out of the COVID-19 crisis!

Resources: Three Hats Financial | Kris Dureau on LinkedInEp 6 – Why Everybody Needs a WillEp 2 – Creating Your Financial Lifeline


Episode 9 – Your Q2 COVID-19 Update — With Rana Chauhan



As we enter the third quarter of the year, now is an optimal time to reflect on the last three months of COVID-19 and its impact on our lives — both financially and socially.

To do so, Kris Dureau welcomes back Rana Chauhan of the Investment Planning Counsel. Together, they review what we’ve witnessed in the markets over the last three months and the impact COVID-19 could have on politics and banking going forward. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What the market’s recovery has looked like so far
  • How government stimulus is impacting financial institutions
  • What a vaccine could mean for the future of COVID-19
  • How this pandemic could impact the U.S. election
  • And more!

Join Kris and Rana now to discover the impact of COVID-19 on our finances and society during the second quarter of 2020!

Resources:  Kris Dureau | Three Hats Financial | Rana Chauhan  | Investment Planning Counsel 


Episode 8 – The Natural Way to Improve Your Work-Life During Quarantine — with Dr. Elias Markou



With many workplaces moving towards a work-from-home setup, more employees are faced with the task of learning how to remain productive while maintaining a work-life balance.

Today, Kris Dureau is joined by Dr. Elias Markou, a naturopathic doctor with a background in finance. Dr. Markou reveals the impact working from home can have on your mental health while offering several tips to increase your productivity.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of maintaining your mental health
  • The importance of taking breaks throughout the workday
  • The benefit of planning your day
  • Tips for a healthy lifestyle during social distancing
  • And more!

Join Kris Dureau and Dr. Elias Markou now to discover ways you can improve your work-from-home experience!

Three Hats Financial | Kris Dureau on LinkedInDrEliasMarkou.comDr. Elias Markou on LinkedIn


Episode 5 – The Mental Side of Surviving Isolation



During this coronavirus pandemic, it’s natural to feel stress and uncertainty as you buckle down in self-isolation. That’s why taking care of yourself mentally and financially is just as important as making sure you’re stocked up on toilet paper.

Today, Kris Dureau addresses some common worries people have during this challenging time and how they can affect your financial planning. Kris goes over several ways to keep your finances on track and ways to navigate times of uncertainty.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why you shouldn’t focus on the decrease in your overall portfolio
  • How you can create your own financial plan
  • What you should focus on during isolation
  • And more!

Listen now as Kris Dureau talks about the effect this pandemic can have on your financial plan and how you can stay positive!

Kris Dureau on LinkedInMindMeister ❘ Financial Transition Sheet ❘ Episode 4


Special Update #2 — COVID-19 Financial Update — with Rana Chauhan



As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does the fear, doubt, and uncertainty many have experienced over the past few months. 

In this special COVID-19 update, Kris Dureau is joined once more by Rana Chauhan as they discuss the current pandemic and its impact on the world. Rana brings his knowledge of the medical field and explains the strides that are being taken to end this crisis.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How fear, uncertainty, and doubt impact our behaviour 
  • How the markets have been impacted throughout this pandemic
  • Recent updates towards a solution
  • The importance of dollar-cost averaging
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear about Kris Dureau and Rana Chauhan’s April COVID-19 update — and to hear their thoughts on where the pandemic could be heading in the near future.

Kris Dureau | Rana Chauhan  | Investment Planning Counsel 


SPECIAL UPDATE: COVID-19



In this special episode, we share updates on how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation, how we’re assisting our clients, and what actions we’re advising investors to take during this time of uncertainty. 

Tune in now to learn how the markets are being affected and what we’re doing to help clients during this tumultuous time.

Resources: Kris Dureau | BHD FinancialRana Chauhan