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Jun 22, 2024

In this episode, Doug and Maureen tackle a common financial question: should you build an emergency fund first or pay off debt? They explain why prioritizing an emergency fund can be important, even if you have debt. Learn how developing a savings habit can shield you from unexpected expenses and stop lenders from...


Jun 15, 2024

Doug is joined by first-time guest Dr. Saul Schwartz, Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Administration at Carleton University in Ottawa, who holds a Ph.D. in Economics. They discuss Dr. Schwartz's recent paper titled "Tilting the Playing Field Away from the Discharge of Debts: The Case of Consumer Proposals in...


Jun 8, 2024

Doug is joined by Kim Wilhelm, CEO of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Together, they talk about the various programs available to the local community in need of food. They discuss the impact cost of living has had on the food bank, issues of food inflation and food insecurity, changes in demand since the pandemic,...


Jun 1, 2024

Join Doug and Ted as they uncover the hidden costs of home ownership that often surprise new homeowners. From maintenance and repairs to rising interest rates and potential job loss, they discuss real-life examples and offer practical advice on deciding whether to buy a home, mitigating risks, and estimating unforeseen...


May 25, 2024

Doug is joined by Technical Platform Cybersecurity Specialist, Eric Boivin from Flare. They discuss how cyber attacks can target your bank accounts and personal information, leading to money loss or identity theft. How weak cybersecurity can lead to debt, especially for those with student loans, mortgages, or credit...