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Jan 30, 2016

Do we fully understand the cost of debt?  We see the ads for loans where you "only pay $20 on a hundred".  $20 sounds like a good deal, but is it?

On today's show, Meg Penstone, the Manager of Financial Health and Literacy for Family Counselling and Support Services in Guelph Wellington, shares some sobering numbers...

Jan 23, 2016

When you think of debt, numbers and interest rates probably come to mind. But debt isn't always about the numbers. Our guest today is Melanie Lockert, a blogger at Dear Debt and someone who recently paid off $81,000 in student loan debt. Melanie explains that the reason we go into debt and have a hard time getting out...

Jan 16, 2016

 Budgeting. It's a word that people either love or hate (mostly hate).

We may get mixed reviews about the advice that I share on today's episode, but for many, budgeting is a waste of time. Budgeting takes discipline, it takes time and it takes some skill to use a budgeting spreadsheet or app. Because...

Jan 9, 2016

The weekly trip to the grocery store is a big expense for a family, so saving money on food can go a long way.  But how do you save money?  Is the only way to save by clipping coupons and buying no-name brands?

There are other strategies, and on today's show, Nicole Olsen, the Financial Literacy Program Director for 

Jan 2, 2016

Today we present our top ten tips for dealing with collection agents.  We are joined by two industry insiders, Blair Demarco-Wettlaufer who on a previous show told us how to stop collection calls, and Mark Silverthorn who previously revealed several "dirty tricks" that some collection agencies use to collect on a...