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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Exploring Better Retirement Solutions

Exploring Better Retirement Solutions

Today on Strictly Money: Director of Financial Security Research, National Institute on Ageing, Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald joins Saijal to go over an alternative to the traditional pension plan approach.

Investing in ETFs

Investing in ETFs

Today on Strictly Money: ETFs, Mutual Funds, how to invest, trends, and the future of Blockchain’s involvement. We’re joined by BMO’s ETF Vice-President Danielle Neziol.

Strictly Money | Financial Psychology and You

Strictly Money | Financial Psychology and You

Have you considered your psychology around money? Financial Psychologist, Dr. Brad Klontz joins us to talk about just that!

Strictly Money | Alternative Investments

Strictly Money | Alternative Investments

As crypto currency takes a beating we are joined by two experts in alternative investing to explain how what they do is different.

Strictly Money | Financial Outlook for 2022

Strictly Money | Financial Outlook for 2022

CEO of Starlight Capital, Dennis Mitchell, joins Saijal to deep dive into growth potential vs. inflation vs. global supply vs. infrastructure investment for 2022.

Strictly Money | Buy Now, Pay Later Schemes and CPP Changes

Strictly Money | Buy Now, Pay Later Schemes and CPP Changes

Today on Strictly Money, Saijal talks to Doretta Thompson of CPA Canada about the proliferation of what used to be called “layaway plans” and Evelyn Jacks, President & CEO of the Knowledge Bureau about current changes to CPP contribution rules.

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 | Understanding Asian Markets From the Ground Up

Strictly Money | Understanding Asian Markets From the Ground Up

Herald van der Linde, Chief Asia Equity Strategist at HSBC, is an expert on the Chinese economy. He stops in with Saijal to give us a primer on the similarities and differences from our Western mindset.

Strictly Money | Charitable Giving & Year-End Tax Tips

Strictly Money | Charitable Giving & Year-End Tax Tips

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means…Tax season! Saijal invites a tax specialist and Jacob O’Connor of Canadahelps to talk about how to maximize your charitable donations and where exactly that money goes.

Strictly Money | Crypto: Future or Fad?

Strictly Money | Crypto: Future or Fad?

The future of cryptocurrency is up for grabs right now. We get some clarity from Kareem Sadek of KPMG.

Strictly Money | Critical Care Insurance and Youth Financial Literacy

Strictly Money | Critical Care Insurance and Youth Financial Literacy

Saijal is joined by Chad Larmond of Larmond Risk Management Insurance and Speaker/Author, Robin Taub to talk about critical care insurance and youth financial literacy.

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.

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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.