Strictly Money

Each week, host Saijal Patel invites experts to discuss topical financial issues affecting the lives of individual Canadians. With a broad worldview, Saijal brings over 20 years of in-depth international financial experience and advocacy work, and is now on a mission to help hardworking Canadians build knowledge so they can confidently navigate the many financial decisions they face today, and be empowered to prepare for their futures.

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Strictly Money | Affordability and Debt Post-pandemic

Strictly Money | Affordability and Debt Post-pandemic

Financial Literacy Month wraps up with a look at credit card debt and living affordability with Philip Petursson of IGM Financial and Rebecca Oakes of Equifax.

Strictly Money | Preparing for the Cost of Retirement

Strictly Money | Preparing for the Cost of Retirement

Financial Literacy Month continues with a look at longevity risk. Saijal welcomes Fraser Stark, from Purpose Investments, and Jason Heath, from Objective Financial Planners, to help ensure your retirement savings last as long as you do.

Strictly Money | Writing and Understanding Wills

Strictly Money | Writing and Understanding Wills

Continuing in her Financial Literacy Month series, Saijal is joined by Aaron Edgar, Estate Planning Lawyer at Edgar Chana Law, to chat wills. How to write them properly, how to update them, and the fees involved.

Strictly Money | Financial Literacy and Building Cash Flow

Strictly Money | Financial Literacy and Building Cash Flow

Saijal kicks off Financial Literacy Month with Gail Henderson from Queen’s University, and Stephanie Holmes-Winton, Ceo of CacheFlo, to look at the financial health of Canadians today.

Strictly Money | Understanding Investment Fees

Strictly Money | Understanding Investment Fees

Saijal welcomes Jean-Paul Bureaud, executive director at the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights, to try and eliminate the confusion surrounding investment-related fees.

Strictly Money | Avoiding Scams and Really Bad Advice

Strictly Money | Avoiding Scams and Really Bad Advice

Saijal welcomes Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge, with insights to better protect seniors from fraud, and Pamela McDonald, from the BC Securities Commission, to look at fraud warning signs for any new investor.

Strictly Money | Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

Strictly Money | Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

Saijal is joined by Randy Bauslaugh, from McCarthy Tetrault LLP, to help unpack employer-sponsored retirement plans to better understand fees and benefits.

Strictly Money | Investment Insights From the Experts

Strictly Money | Investment Insights From the Experts

Saijal welcomes Diana Avigdor, Portfolio Manager and Head of Trading at Barometer Capital, to help take some of the intimidation out of investing and how to avoid the big mistakes

Strictly Money | Taking Advantage of Taxes

Strictly Money | Taking Advantage of Taxes

Financial expert Evelyn Jacks joins Saijal to look at Canada’s tax system and simple strategies for everyday Canadians to keep more of their earnings

Strictly Money | Taxes and Investments

Strictly Money | Taxes and Investments

Greg Taylor, from Purpose Investments, joins Saijal to discuss tax strategies for businesses and forecasts for investing before a financial psychologist, Dr. Moira Somers shares 10 skills that will help you become wise with money

Strictly Money | Don’t Let Debt Get You Down

Strictly Money | Don’t Let Debt Get You Down

Rebecca Oakes, analytics expert, and Jason Heath, financial planner, join Saijal for a discussion on personal debt management and how to maximize your home investment

Strictly Money | Inflation and Personal Debt

Strictly Money | Inflation and Personal Debt

Saijal Saij Elle is joined by Martin Lefebvre, CIO of National Bank Investments, and Lesley Marks, CIO of Mackenzie Investments.

Strictly Money | Modern Marriage Contracts

Strictly Money | Modern Marriage Contracts

Saijal welcomes Financial Divorce Specialist, Eva Sachs, and Family Lawyer, Anna-Marie Musson for an in-depth discussion on joint investments and what happens in the case of a separation

Strictly Money | Make Confident Decisions With Your Money

Strictly Money | Make Confident Decisions With Your Money

Saijal Patel welcomes George Blount, a financial therapist and the founder of nBalance Financial, to help Canadians re-evaluate their financial literacy during these uncertain times.

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Saijal Patel

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Saijal Patel

Saijal Patel is the Founder and CEO of Saij Elle/Saij Wealth Consulting Inc., a financial consultancy and education platform with a mission to help women create financial independence and security through the company’s unique holistic Strictly Money program, financial institutions better serve the needs of female investors, and companies build effective financial wellness & inclusion programs for all employees.

With more than twenty years’ experience in the financial industry in North America and Asia, she is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and has held positions as a financial advisor and analyst.

Saijal is a former business anchor and correspondent for Canada’s Business News Network (BNN) and CNBC Asia. She’s delivered commentary and analysis on Asian economies, stock markets and corporate news to more than 300 million households around the world. Her coverage earned her recognition as one of the most influential South Asian Women Executives in the Media and Entertainment Industry.