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Oct 29, 2016

My guest today is Kerry Taylor.  Her website, Squawkfox,  was voted Canada’s best money blog by the Globe & Mail in 2010, and in 2014 Chatelaine said she was the "gold standard for personal finance blogging”.

I’ve followed Kerry’s work for many years, so I was very interested to read her Globe & Mail article...

Oct 22, 2016

We're living in very different times in terms of our economy. To help us explore this topic further I talked with economist David Bond about how the Canadian economy as a whole is impacted by household debt and the root causes of debt, including income inequality and our tax system.

David is a PHD in economics from Yale...

Oct 15, 2016

We all want to help when someone is in trouble. But helping someone out of financial trouble can come with unexpected costs and consequences. It is for that reason that I strongly advise against ever loaning money to family and friends.

On today's show we hear three stories:

  1. Mabel is a widow who chose to help her adult...

Oct 8, 2016

On October 3, 2016 Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced big changes to Canada’s mortgage lending rules, designed to make it more difficult for high ratio borrowers to qualify for mortgages.

It appears that both the government and industry professionals believe that the sky is falling. On today’s show Ted Michalos...

Oct 1, 2016

This is a common question, and changes to the law have changed the answer from what we would have advised a few years ago.

The answer depends on:

  • How much debt you have; and
  • What type of debt you have.

We explore the answer on today’s podcast.