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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Bond Markets & “The Inflation Story”

Bond Markets & “The Inflation Story”

Saijal is joined by Dominic Siciliano, Head of Fixed Income at iA Investment Management, to discuss the current state of the bond markets, how “the inflation story” is impacting bonds and asset prices, and how today’s markets compare with Canada’s last instance of high inflation in the 1990s

Individual Pension Plan: What You Should Know

Individual Pension Plan: What You Should Know

Saijal welcomes Trevor Parry, a tax strategist with TRP Strategy Group, to discuss the the pros and cons and eligibility requirements for Individual Pension Plans (IPP’s)

 

Supporting Small Business and Retirement Planning

Supporting Small Business and Retirement Planning

Saijal welcomes Barry Hillier, CEO of eQuo, a matchmaking platform that helps small businesses find funding and customers; And Jason Heath, a financial planner who discusses ways to manage your retirement plan in these inflationary times

Uncertain Economy

Uncertain Economy

Saijal is joined by Lesley Marks, CIO, Equities at Mackenzie Investments, to discuss the latest interest rate hike impact and investment opportunities; and Jean-Paul Bureaud, Executive Director at Fair Canada, to discuss how new banking rules will enhance customer protection

Travel Risks and Mortgage Loans

Travel Risks and Mortgage Loans

Saijal welcomes Matt Hands, from ratehub.ca to discuss ways you can protect yourself against travel interruptions, and David Larock, President of Integrated Mortgage Planners discusses new rules for mortgages.

Lessons in Estate Planning

Lessons in Estate Planning

Saijal welcomes Michelle Connolly, Senior VP in Advanced Wealth Planning at Wellington-Altus, to look at common mistakes in estate planning and what we can learn from them

Inflation & The Cycle of Market Emojis

Inflation & The Cycle of Market Emojis

Saijal is joined by Sadiq Adatia, CIO at BMO Global Asset Management, to discuss the future of inflation in Canada, the break-down of causes for present inflation, and the threat that “stagflation” poses to our economy 

Evaluating Self-Directed Investing Platforms

Evaluating Self-Directed Investing Platforms

Saijal sits down with Danielle LeClaire, Director of Manager Research at Morningstar, and Hamish Khamisa, founder of SPARX Trading. They discuss the main principles, and fundamental beliefs, behind some self-directed investing platforms, including Halal and Shariah investing

What is Web3?

What is Web3?

Saijal welcomes Bobby Del Rio, global crypto-consultant and influencer, to discuss the evolution of Web3 technology, and the financial ecosystem that supports it.

Overcoming Longevity Risk

Overcoming Longevity Risk

Saijal is joined by Fraser Stark, President of the Longevity Retirement Platform at Purpose Investments, to discuss the impact of inflation on seniors and retirees with regard to their present and future finances

Managing Unpredictable Markets

Managing Unpredictable Markets

Saijal welcomes Sebastien Mc Mahon, Chief Strategist at iA Financial Group, to discuss investment opportunities during economic uncertainty and unpredictable markets.

The Dangers of Using Homes as ATM’s

The Dangers of Using Homes as ATM’s

Saijal welcomes Ron Butler, Broker with Butler Mortgage, and Jason Pereira, Partner with Woodgate Financial, to discuss the recent surge in Home Equity Lines of Credit, as people seek to monetize the increased value of their homes.

 

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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.

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