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Episode 23 – Spring Clean Your Finances With These 6 Steps

With spring upon us, now is the perfect time to do some financial closet-cleaning.

Are you ready to get started?

Join Kris Dureau in this episode as he guides you through your financial spring cleaning with six simple steps that will help you get your finances organized and ready for the coming seasons.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The benefits of a financial filing system 
  • Why you should always review your investments and rebalance your portfolio
  • Which insurance policies you should be checking on
  • How to verify your credit score 
  • And more!

Listen in and start sprucing up your financial picture today!  

Resources:  Resources: Cashflow Spreadsheet | Equifax | TransUnion

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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: Kristy’s EmailChronically Simple

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Episode 11 – What’s in Your Portfolio? How to Invest Responsibly — With David Rutherford

Today’s investors don’t just want a portfolio that’s well-diversified. They also want a portfolio that’s going to make an impact.

Today, Kris Dureau joins David Rutherford to bring you some clarity on how you can become a more informed, responsible investor and invest in a way that aligns with your values. 

As vice president of NEI Investments’ ESG services, David reveals ways you can invest in companies that are working towards a better tomorrow and how responsible investing can enhance both your portfolio and life.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The different components of ESG investing
  • How NEI Investments screens companies for their ESG score
  • Why responsible investing is on the rise
  • How returns on ethical funds compare to regular funds
  • And more!

Tune in now and discover how your investing today can help bring a better tomorrow!

Resources: David RutherfordNEI Investments

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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: Ep 6 – Why Everybody Needs a WillEp 2 – Creating Your Financial Lifeline

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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:  Rana Chauhan  | Investment Planning Counsel 

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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!

Resources: DrEliasMarkou.comDr. Elias Markou on LinkedIn

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Episode 7 — How to Write Your Life Letter

Are you looking for a way to share your life experiences with future generations?

In this episode, Kris Dureau explains why he started writing life letters to his family. He reveals the benefits of creating a life letter and why he strongly encourages you to involve your parents in the process.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What a life letter is
  • When to write one
  • What to include in your letter and how to get started
  • How to keep your letter safe and secure
  • And more!

Tune in now as Kris Dureau discusses the life letter you need to write sooner rather than later in this episode of The Ride Podcast!

Resources: Ep 6 – Why Everybody Needs a Will51 Questions to Ask Your Parents 

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Episode 4 — How Do You Want To Live Your Life?

You only have one life. How do you want to spend your time during yours?

Today, Kris Dureau tackles the difficult idea of death and what you should focus on before that time comes. Delving into his own experiences with his family and clients, Kris shares how thinking about death could be a more positive experience than you may realize.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of making every moment count
  • Why counting down your years can be a positive thing to do
  • Why family should come first
  • Reasons why you should keep spending after you retire
  • And more!

Listen now to discover the limits of life and the importance of making every second count!

Resources:  waitbutwhy.com

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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.

Rana Chauhan  | Investment Planning Counsel 

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Episode 2 — Creating Your Financial Lifeline

As we go through life, we go through many transitions — and our money changes just as much as we do.

Today, Kris Dureau shares how he helps clients map out their life and transitions through financial lifelines. Kris discusses why financial lifelines are an important part of his overall planning process and how they can help you achieve your goals.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What a financial lifeline is
  • Why having one is useful when planning for your future
  • The difference between a transition and a goal
  • Why all financial lifelines are not the same
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about the financial lifeline and what it can bring to your financial future!

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