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Nov 29, 2014

On today's show Barry Choi, a personal finance expert, gives his tips for going broke.

Tip #1 - Having too many credit cards.  Barry gives his views on how many are enough.

Tip #2 - Ignoring the interest you are paying on your debts.

Tip #3 - Keeping up with the Joneses

Tip #4 - Spending money you don't have...

Nov 22, 2014

Today’s guest is Barton Goth, a bankruptcy trustee from Alberta who tells us that even in an economy booming due to the oil industry, personal debt is still a big problem.

Barton explains how even highly paid oil patch workers can get into debt problems, and he offers some practical solutions for becoming debt free.

Nov 15, 2014

Today’s guest is Chris deVries, a former banker who provides personal financial counselling to people of all ages.  He advocates a straight forward approach to resolving money problems, and on today’s show he gives many practical examples of strategies to deal with debt issues.

He discusses the importance of knowing...

Nov 8, 2014

On today's show, Ellen Roseman, a Toronto Star columnist and consumer advocate, explains that we tend to get financial advice from people with a vested interest, like car salesmen and bankers.  They all have "skin in the game", so consumers need to find someone who can give them unbiased advice.

Ms. Roseman suggests...

Nov 1, 2014

Today’s guest is Jane Rooney, Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, who explains why she believes the federal government should take an active role in promoting financial literacy.

While there are numerous groups promoting financial literacy, Ms. Rooney explains that her role is to bring together the various groups so...