37 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 • 205 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.

    Salary negotiation 101: How to ask for a raise (encore episode)

    Salary negotiation 101: How to ask for a raise (encore episode)

    A lot of people feel uncomfortable negotiating with their boss for a raise and other perks. But if you don’t ask, you won’t get. And it’s definitely a lot easier to save money if you’re making more of it. We hear from a group of friends (who tell each other everything) as they discuss their recent experiences asking for a raise. Plus, Roma talks to Hadiya Roderique, who taught negotiation at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and also was a lawyer. She shares her tips on how to make your case like an expert.

    • 30 min
    Are you giving your parents money?

    Are you giving your parents money?

    Are you helping your parents by paying for groceries, house bills or even funding their retirement? The overwhelming trend in Canada is for parents to be supporting their adult kids financially. But today, we’re talking to the Gen Z and millennials who are in the opposite position and helping support their family. We hear from a 27-year-old from Stoney Creek, Ont., who has been helping her parents with monthly payments for over five years. Plus, Roma speaks to Natasha Knox, a Vancouver- based financial planner, about how common this is among her clients and how it impacts their financial planning.

    • 23 min
    Rents are soaring. What does it mean for millennials and Gen Z?

    Rents are soaring. What does it mean for millennials and Gen Z?

    If you’re a renter, you already know how unaffordable it’s getting. So how are people dealing with the rising costs? And what does it mean for their other financial goals - and for their life? We hear from a 25-year-old renter in Kelowna, B.C., who says finding a place to live was more stressful than finding a job. Then, we hear from a millennial couple with two young children who are renting in Markham, Ont. and have very different opinions about their current living situation. Plus, Rob speaks to The Globe’s real estate reporter Shane Dingman about what he’s been seeing when it comes to the rental market in Canada and potential solutions to help renters get a leg up.

    • 28 min
    City Space: How can cities hold onto the middle class?

    City Space: How can cities hold onto the middle class?

    In this bonus episode, we're bringing you an episode of City Space, a podcast from The Globe about how to make our cities better.
    A generation ago, a middle-class income could buy you a detached home in a big city. Now? Folks are finding they need to set their sights further and further away from any downtown centre if they want to hold fast to that dream. But as populations and climate emergencies rise, experts tell us that urban densification is the necessary path forward. So what do cities have to do to retain the middle-class? And how, exactly, does the middle-class break their addiction to personal space and redefine “making it” when it comes to acquiring housing?
    In this episode, we hear from Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s former Chief City Planner and founder of Markee Developments, on why she thinks rental units and high-quality public spaces will do the trick. Plus, Rollin Stanley, former General Manager of Planning for Calgary, details how governments all over the country should get imaginative with their heritage buildings. Finally, we ask Rob Carrick, Personal Finance Columnist at the Globe, about why he’s letting millennials off the hook when it comes to housing.

    • 23 min
    From investing to housing, personal finance experts share their predictions for 2022

    From investing to housing, personal finance experts share their predictions for 2022

    2021 was a year of surprises in personal finance. Who would have thought inflation would take off, housing could get even hotter and that job-hopping would be commonplace amid a global pandemic? So, what’s next? In this episode, Rob and Roma ask four personal finance experts - Robb Engen, Preet Banerjee, Erica Alini and Barry Choi - what they'll be watching in 2022. Plus, Rob and Roma share their own thoughts.

    • 34 min
    What you might not know about buy now, pay later plans

    What you might not know about buy now, pay later plans

    If you’ve bought anything online recently, chances are you’ve seen the buy now, pay later (BNPL) option when checking out. BNPL is an instalment payment plan that allows you to spread out the cost of your purchase over several increments, and often interest-free too. It sounds convenient and especially tempting around holiday season, but is it smart personal finance? In this episode, Rob and Roma delve into how BNPL has surged in popularity during the pandemic. We hear from two women in their 20’s who have tried BNPL and had very different experiences. Plus, Rob speaks to Jessica Moorhouse, a financial educator and host of the More Money podcast, to hear why she thinks consumers should be skeptical.

    • 20 min

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205 Ratings

205 Ratings

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