The Canadian Personal Finance Conference 2015 & My New Website Name

Hello everyone! I haven’t posted a blog post in a few weeks (besides my podcast show notes of course), but I thought I’d write a short post today about my experience at the 2015 Canadian Personal Finance Conference and announce some exciting news about my upcoming rebrand and website redesign.

Conference Experience & Breakdown

First, let me talk about the conference. As you may know, I went to the second annual Canadian Personal Finance Conference back in 2013. It was the first conference I’d ever been to and I definitely felt like a fish out of water.

I’m a huge introvert and not a natural networker, and to top it all off I had a ton going on in my life at the time. I had only been in Toronto for a few months and was about to embark on my first job in the city after 3 months of unemployment. And although I knew a few people attending the conference, I hadn’t met most of them in person and was just a nervous wreck the entire weekend.

I did learn a lot at the conference, but afterwards I was kicking myself for not putting myself out there and talking to more people. So when it came time to attend the 2015 Canadian Personal Finance Conference, I came prepared.

I’ve got to give credit to my podcast for helping me hone my networking skills because I am way more comfortable talking to strangers in a room now than I ever have been. It also helped that a lot of the attendees at this year’s conference were my podcast guests, so it was really cool to be able to reconnect with them and be around so many friendly faces.

Another reason why my podcast has really helped me this time around is because it gave me a reason to go up to all of the delegates and speakers I admire and strike up a conversation. I wasn’t just saying “Hi, I really like you!” I was saying “Hi, I really like you, and I think you would be a great guest for my podcast. What do you say?”

And to my surprise, every single person I asked to be on my podcast (and I asked some big names, let me tell you!), said yes. I’m still pretty shocked at how many people I was able to talk to and invite on my show, so needless to say the 2016 roster for the Mo’ Money Podcast is going to be epic!

I won’t go into to much detail about the conference itself besides the fact that it was, in my opinion, a huge improvement from the 2013 event. A big high-five to Krystal from Give Me Back My Five Bucks and Kerri-Lynn from RateHub for putting on the event and doing an amazing job.

The guests were also all fantastic, including one of my favourites Robert Brown, the author of Wealthing Like Rabbits. Make sure you check out my podcast interview with Robert if you haven’t already (had to get it in there). He is seriously the nicest guy, and I was lucky enough to meet his super sweet wife at the conference too.

My New Website Name

Ok, now onto my big announcement. I wasn’t sure when I was going to do this, but since I’ve already started working on the new website, I thought I might as well tell you all what the new name is going to be.

Once I take down Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses, as of January 4, 2016 I will be known as…Jessica Moorhouse. That’s right, I’m rebranding to just my name. I was considering going with another fun personal finance name like Savvy with Money or something like that, but at the end of the day I am my brand and that’s what I want to represent.

Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses is a ridiculous name I came up with while drinking beer with my roommate in our tiny basement suite in 2011. I stuck with it for 4 years, but I feel positive that now is the time to move onto the next chapter, and that next chapter is being known simply as Jessica Moorhouse — the personal finance blogger, podcaster and eventual money coach.

As you may have guessed, my new domain name will be JessicaMoorhouse.com. Don’t worry, I’ll be migrating and redirecting all of my content to the new website and you won’t have to resubscribe to a new email list either.

But if you aren’t already subscribed and want to be notified when the new site is up (and be the first to know about my super secret but totally exciting project I’ve got in the works), make sure to sign up to my mailing list.

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  • Rob
    Reply

    “Once I take down Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses, as of January 4, 2015 I will be known as…Jessica Moorhouse”

    Actually, Jess, I think you meant the date to be Jan. 4, 2016 (since Jan 4, 2015 has passed many moons ago) 🙂
    And yeah, keep the “sass” since it describes you to a T! 🙂

    Good luck with your new initiatives. I’ll look forward to your “new look”.
    Looks like you and Cait had a blast at the conference.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Good eye Rob! I wrote this post last night on very little sleep and clearly didn’t catch that. Thanks 🙂

  • Sarah
    Reply

    Hi Jessica!! Love the direction you are going and think it’s great to be just your name. Can I ask how switching everything over is going? Are you using a service or doing it yourself? Do you have to change your social media pages, too? Sorry for so many questions, but I am thinking of doing the same thing. My blog, the frugal millionaire, is obviously about personal finance. While I LOVE writing on finance, I want to expand my content into freelancing, recipes, my life, etc. I have a blog specifically for freelancing that I could just grow, and then add another blog that’s a lifestyle blog, but I’m afraid I’ll never keep up with three blogs LOL. So yeah, decisions decisions. I’m hoping to have it finalized by January.

    Let me know if you have any advice!! Feel free to email, too!! 🙂

    Thanks!!!

  • Danielle
    Reply

    Congrats on all the new podcast guests! Look forward to hearing more of them.

    Personally I’m going to say, ditch the sass. I don’t think there’s been sass here in a long time, just a really great writer telling it like it is. No sass needed!

  • Tahnya Kristina
    Reply

    Congrats Jess, this is exciting!

  • Tom Drake
    Reply

    It was nice meeting you in person Jess, I’m looking forward to being on your podcast and having you on the Money Mastermind Show!

  • Potato
    Reply

    “Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses is a ridiculous name I came up with while drinking beer with my roommate in our tiny basement suite in 2011.”

    There are worse ways to come up with dumber names that you stick with for longer. Believe me.

    I’ll agree with the move to ditch the sass. Sass isn’t really a good description of you or your writing.

  • Daniel @ SaveWithDan.ca
    Reply

    Hi, Jessica! It was a pleasure meeting you at the conference!
    Happy to know about the good news, I think sometimes changes are necessary. Happy for you!

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Change is good, that’s for sure. It was lovely meeting you too Daniel! 🙂

  • Noel D'Souza
    Reply

    Great to meet you (ever so briefly) at the conference social night Jessica.

    And interesting to hear you’re looking to become a money coach! That’s terrific! There’s definitely a great need for us, and not nearly enough of us around.

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      It was nice to meet you too! I’m excited to pursue something I’ve thought about for so long. Cheers 🙂

  • Christine
    Reply

    That’s exciting news, Jess! Good luck with the transition. I’m bummed that I missed out on CPFC but hopefully they hold it again next year 🙂

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