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.