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Feb 22, 2020

How do you strike a balance between your finances and your personal happiness? Enter Melissa Leong – financial expert and author of Happy Go Money. In her latest book, Melissa combines psychology and personal finance to provide an easily digestible guide to spending, budgeting, and investing. On today’s podcast, she...


Feb 15, 2020

Once a year we crunch the numbers and release our annual Hoyes Michalos Joe Debtor Bankruptcy Study.  It’s the only study that exists that looks at real numbers from actual people (it’s a study, not a survey) so every year it generates a lot of media attention.  Today’s podcast is the only interview Ted and I...


Feb 8, 2020

On today’s show we have a first time guest, Richard Moxley, who explains how to win at the credit game.  He explains why the credit score you buy is not the same one your lender uses, why age matters, and what practical steps you can take to rebuild or improve your credit.


Feb 1, 2020

I have no idea whether or not we will have a recession soon, but whether we do or not, there are some steps you can take to prepare.  On today’s show Scott Terrio returns to discuss what causes a “personal recession”, and what steps you can take to prepare for whatever happens.


Jan 25, 2020

Ted Michalos returns to discuss loan scams, including advance fee loans, savings loans, and “pay off your consumer proposal” loans.  Listeners may quibble with our characterization of these loans as “scams”, but we explain why we believe they should be avoided, and we give our suggestions on better alternatives...