Going Back to School for a Third Time & Saying Goodbye to Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses

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!

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  • MomofTwoPreciousGirls
    Reply

    Did not need a panic attack before 6am! The title freaked when out! Good for you pursuing something you love and we all feel the need to reinvent ourselves sometimes. Good luck and thanks for not really leaving us!!

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Haha sorry (I may have done that title to encourage more people to click). Don’t worry, not going anywhere 🙂

    • Roz
      Reply

      Agreed!! – got a little nervous when I read the title. Happy for the new changes!!

  • Rob
    Reply

    Exciting news, Jess! I’m sure that I speak for all your blog readers / listeners when I say that I wish you all the very best of luck in this new initiative. So go get ’em lady (and make lots of money while you’re doing it)! 🙂

  • Danielle
    Reply

    This is such great news! Congratulations on the new career path and also with the rebranding. I know it sounds weird to congratulate someone for rebranding but it’s actually a big step to keeping yourself relevant 🙂

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      It’s totally a big step. I’ve never done it before so it’s pretty crazy to me!

  • Patricia Gass
    Reply

    I wish you the very best success with your studies and rebranding! In my opinion, both great decisions! Look forward to continuing to follow your blog and podcasts- your work is excellent, engaging and refreshing!

  • Reply

    So many exciting changes. You’re rockin it!

  • Bridget
    Reply

    So much like.

  • Heather @ Simply Save
    Reply

    Congrats on going back to school! Sounds exciting!!

  • Heather
    Reply

    That’s great! I’ve only recently found your blog and podcast and really enjoy reading and hearing your thoughts on personal finance. I look forward to seeing your transition as you evolve your brand. Good luck with your classes! 🙂

  • Meghan
    Reply

    I think you’re right about the branding. Congratulations on your new adventure!

  • Michelle
    Reply

    You freaked me out with the title of this post! I’m so happy and excited for you, this is awesome news! Congrats on the changes and can’t wait to see the new brand.

  • Pauline
    Reply

    When I first saw the title I was like “NOOOOOOO… She’s shutting down the blog!” Thankfully that’s not what’s going to happen *whew* It’s an exciting journey – good luck with the course and I’m looking forward to see the new website/blog! All the best!!

  • Life We Learn
    Reply

    Sounds exciting and wish you the best! It’s nice when you have goals to work towards 🙂

  • Connie @ Savvy With Saving
    Reply

    So much exciting news in one post. Congrats!!

  • Pira
    Reply

    Wow, sounds like there are huge changes on the way! I’m really excited for you and think this will be a great move. I actually love your blog name but can understand your reasons for redeveloping your brand. Yay!

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      I know. Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses has served me well all these years but it’s time to move onto the next chapter. Thanks Pira!

  • Reply

    Wow, how very exciting on both counts. I have also always loved the idea of being a money coach. I think helping people with their finances and budgets will be extremely rewarding. Your enthusiasm and passion will definitely help people in the future. Good for you!

  • canadianbudgetbinder
    Reply

    Congratulations Jessica, follow your dreams we only get one life~ Looking forward to the re-brand.
    Mr.CBB

  • Ron@MichiganHomes
    Reply

    Good luck! This is a great big step for you, your career and your blog. Wishing you the best!

    • Jessica Moorhouse
      Reply

      Thanks Ron!

  • Nick
    Reply

    Hi Jessica, I only recently found your blog but you sparked my interest when you mentioned the CSI courses for Personal Finance Advisor. I’ve read it on your site and others that one should develop a side hustle to supplement your income. Do you think its viable to earn your credentials for person financial planning and moonlight as an advisor? I’ve been enjoying mapping out my own financial future and I can picture myself enjoying the process helping other people too. Also, like carpentry and other trades, having these skills are useful ones to have in any situation.

    Thanks!

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