If you read my post about trusting a money coach with your finances from a few weeks ago, then you already know that becoming a money coach has been on my mind quite a bit as of late. Thank you so much for all of your feedback in the comments and those of you who emailed me about it. Educating myself more about coaching and the different routes I could go in terms of certification is super important to me, and all of your feedback really did help me decide on what to do.
I’ve decided on pursuing a certificate in Financial Services Advice with the Canadian Securities Institute, and then eventually getting my Personal Finance Planner designation. I’ve already registered for my first course, so I’m pretty darn excited about this new adventure! I seriously did not think that I would be going back to school for a third time, but hey, if this means that in a little while I can set myself up with a side business that I am really passionate about that will let me help people with their finances, bring on the tuition fees! And since you know I am not a fan of debt or loans, I will be paying for all of my courses with the cash I’ve been so aggressively hoarding over the years.
With all that said, another thing that’s been on my mind a lot is my brand. I’ve been Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses for almost 4 years and to be completely honest with you I’ve completely grown out of it. You may have noticed that I’ve updated my podcast artwork and title to just Mo’ Money Podcast, and I’m planning on doing a total rebrand for my website as well. My initial thinking was that no one would take a money coach seriously with the brand Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses, and I was just getting tired of explaining what the name meant too. No, it’s not a real estate blog, and yes it is a play on the song “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” and my last name Moorhouse. I really liked it when I first started this blog when I was 25, but it just doesn’t reflect who I am and where I want to go anymore. I’m almost 30 and want to be taken seriously as a personal finance expert, and I know the name Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses won’t help me get there.
So, in the next few months I will be launching a new brand and website. Don’t worry, it won’t be that much different when it comes to content. I’ll still have a personal finance blog and podcast, it’ll still all be in my voice, but it’ll be a more accurate representation of me and what I want to do in the future. Since I’ll be studying the specifics of personal finance planning and management over the next few months (or the next year, it depends on how long it takes me), my blog posts will be less about me and my personal life and more on what I can help you with in your life. This is very much in the early stages, but I’m hoping to be able to launch before the Canadian Personal Finance Conference in mid-October. I’ll update you all more when I have a set date and will provide you all with the link to subscribe to my new email list for that as well.
Those are kind of the big life and money changes happening for me right now. I’ve pretty pumped to have a goal like this to tackle over the cold days of fall, and I’m just excited to learn more about personal finance. It’s kind of crazy to think that I’ve been blogging about money for almost 4 years and have never taken a formal course on it. I’m hoping this will not only help me become a money coach and make some useful resources and products to help you, but it will help guide me so I can up me and my husband’s saving and investment game. Let the new beginnings begin!