75 episodes

You had your best-laid plans and then COVID-19 came along and hammered the entire economy. But you’ve got this – if you have the right information. Join The Globe and Mail’s personal finance team, columnist Rob Carrick and editor Roma Luciw, as they guide you through one of the biggest stress tests your finances will ever face. If you’re between 20 and 40, this financial advice is for you.

Stress Test The Globe and Mail

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 315 Ratings

You had your best-laid plans and then COVID-19 came along and hammered the entire economy. But you’ve got this – if you have the right information. Join The Globe and Mail’s personal finance team, columnist Rob Carrick and editor Roma Luciw, as they guide you through one of the biggest stress tests your finances will ever face. If you’re between 20 and 40, this financial advice is for you.

    5 personal finance resolutions for 2024 (that you can actually keep)

    5 personal finance resolutions for 2024 (that you can actually keep)

    If your usual resolutions are “go to the gym” or “eat healthy,” don’t forget that a mindful approach to money is also a ticket to improved wellness. We asked listeners in their 20s and 30s some basic personal finance “hygiene” questions when it comes to credit scores, tracking expenses, writing wills, spending on food and first home savings accounts.

    • 19 min
    Salaries, mortgages and EVs: The top personal finance stories of 2023

    Salaries, mortgages and EVs: The top personal finance stories of 2023

    Is a $100,000 salary enough for a comfortable life any more? Where are mortgages headed next? Are you electric car curious? Rob and Roma chat with the reporters who wrote some of the best-read personal finance stories from The Globe and Mail this year.

    • 27 min
    Can you really afford a dog?

    Can you really afford a dog?

    Many Canadians have become first-time pet owners since the pandemic. But with the price of pet food and vet costs soaring, owners are struggling to afford their COVID companions. In this episode, Roma speaks to Shawn Morey, the executive director of the Peterborough Humane Society. We’re also joined by two people that became first-time pet owners in their 20s.

    • 30 min
    What the tightening job market means for you

    What the tightening job market means for you

    During the pandemic, employees had the upper hand in the job market. But the balance of power has shifted back to employers. They’re more hesitant to hire, less willing to offer remote work and less generous with what they are offering. We hear from a recent grad who applied for more than 100 jobs before landing a role, and a recently laid off tech worker with over a decade of experience. And Rob talks to Jermaine L. Murray, a Toronto-based tech recruiter and career coach.

    • 28 min
    So, you splurged. Now what?

    So, you splurged. Now what?

    The urge to splurge is universal. After the bleakness of the pandemic, people are spending more on the big and little things that bring them joy. But there are healthy ways to manage splurge-spending that don't leave you buried in debt. In this episode, we hear from a Swiftie with a “Taylor Swift" concert obsession. And Roma speaks with Shannon Lee Simmons, a certified financial planner and founder of the New School of Finance.

    • 30 min
    The struggle is real: how homeowners are coping with soaring mortgage rates

    The struggle is real: how homeowners are coping with soaring mortgage rates

    First, home owners with variable rate mortgages felt the pain of soaring interest rates. Then, people with fixed rate mortgages began to renew at sharply higher rates. In this episode, we hear from first-time homebuyers in Vancouver and Kingston who are now spending more than half their income on housing. And Rob talks to Victor Tran, an Ontario-based mortgage broker.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 Ratings

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Best finance podcast ever!

I love this podcast! It’s so relevant to what folks are going through today and the hosts are so knowledgeable. I look forward to each episode!

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Very worthwhile financial management podcast

This podcast addresses financial concerns of Canadians with facts and strategies from professionals.

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Good podcast! Money shame episode

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