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May 21, 2022

Real estate prices are down in many parts of Ontario after record increases. Not surprising since the Bank of Canada has indicated it will raise rates again. But what has this done to mortgages? What’s happening when people renew? How has mortgage qualification changed? Enter Ron Butler, mortgage broker...


May 14, 2022

A popular budgeting method called the 50-30-20 Rule dictates that you use 50% of your income on necessities like rent, 30% on wants, and 20% to savings and debt repayment. But is this even a realistic money management approach in 2022? With soaring cost of living, many people spend close to 70%-80% on necessities alone....


May 7, 2022

Since the pandemic lockdowns, a large number of people became self-employed or started their own businesses. Why? Because of job loss or a desire for more flexibility. Makes perfect sense. But while there are many benefits to being your own boss – you get a lot of independence – is it always the right decision for...


Apr 30, 2022

It’s episode 400 of the Debt Free in 30 podcast and Doug Hoyes shares his wisdom on how to protect yourself against job loss. If the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that no job is secure. So, what can you do to avoid getting financially burned if you’re out of work? If you’re unhappy with your job, should...


Apr 23, 2022

Ontario real estate prices are pulling back. Is this the end of the housing boom, or just a temporary slowdown? On today’s podcast we have first-time guest Nasma Ali, founder of One Group, a real estate agency based in Toronto. Nasma explains what’s currently happening with the real estate market. She also shares...