About Money We Have
Established in 2014, Money We Have has quickly become one of the most trusted sources in Canada when it comes to personal finance and travel.
By providing practical information on all things related to money and travel, Money We Have encourages Canadians and travellers from all over the world to make smarter financial decisions.
Covering topics such as bank accounts, saving for retirement, credit cards, trip planning, loyalty programs and more, the tips you'll learn how to make your money last.
Barry Choi founded Money We Have and is often featured in the media as a personal finance and travel expert.
Conflicts of Interest Disclosure
I am not a financial advisor, any advice given here is from personal experiences. Readers should do their own due diligence when making any decisions about their money. I have no formal background in finance. Everything I know is completely self-taught.
I have contributed to WestJet Magazine, Skyscanner, TuGo Tangerine, Oaken Financial, Ratehub, RateSupermarket, GreedyRates, LowestRates, Young and Thrifty, Discover America, Sonnet, Staples, MoneySense, CAA, Borrowell, PC Financial, KnowRoaming, Today's Parent, The Globe and Mail, KOHO, Coast Capital and likely other publications which I don't remember at this time.
From time to time, I do take on sponsored posts directly on my blog. These types of sponsored posts are clearly disclosed and usually come from companies working in the financial services or travel industries. I have also worked with government organizations to provide sponsored content.
I have appeared in videos or in the media as a paid expert during single campaigns for the Transferwise, TransUnion, Tangerine, Bank of Montreal, PC Financial, History Channel, American Express, Intuit, Chefs Plate, and CapitalOne. I have also done unpaid video work with TuGo, WestJet, and Go Banking Rates.
I do have professional journalism training, but I’m not a journalist by trade. I am only paid by the client that I’m writing for. No additional payment is received by any brand or person I mention in my articles.
I irregularly appear on or have been quoted by Breakfast Television, CityLine, The Marilyn Denis Show, 680News, Newstalk1010, CBC, CP24, BNN Bloomberg, CTV News, Global News, CityNews, The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, Creditcards.ca, and other online publications for personal finance and travel related stories.
I’ve hosted a variety of events (paid and unpaid) including the Canadian Personal Finance Conference in 2015 and 2016, Tangerine’s Breaking Down Investments Panel Discussion and Q&A, and a BMO Facebook Live event.
On occasion, I do press / FAM / individual trips as a guest of tourism boards, travel agencies, or PR companies. During these travels, I may receive complimentary airfare, hotels, attraction tickets, transportation, and meals. In return, I write about my experiences on this site and other media outlets where I'm a contributor.
I do not receive any additional monetary compensation from these partnerships. The partner brand does not get any say in my content, nor do they get to read what I write in advance.
I receive no monetary compensation when making referrals in person or online to any financial advisor, mortgage broker, real estate agent, travel agency, airline, etc.
Some of the links I use on my site are affiliate or referral links which earn me a small income or credit.
I do have personal relationships with various people who work in the finance and travel industries. When we socialize outside of a working environment, we share or alternate meal expenses.