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Each week Doug Hoyes talks to industry experts about debt, money, and personal finance. Don't be confused; listen as the guest experts cut through the jargon and share practical advice.

Debt Free in 30 Doug Hoyes

    • Investing
    • 4.1, 42 Ratings

Each week Doug Hoyes talks to industry experts about debt, money, and personal finance. Don't be confused; listen as the guest experts cut through the jargon and share practical advice.

    Pandemic Thoughts and REBROADCAST: The Fable of the $20 Bill

    Pandemic Thoughts and REBROADCAST: The Fable of the $20 Bill

    Is it possible to financially recover from the coronavirus pandemic of 2020? Yes, but it starts with $20. On today's podcast we discuss the pandemic, and then present a special rebroadcast of the fable of the 20 dollar bill, and explain how $20 can set you up for financial success.
    A fable, as it were.
    Enjoy!

    • 22 min
    Bankruptcy Statistics Update, and REBROADCAST: Take The Blame And Shame Out Of Debt Repayment with Shannon Lee Simmons

    Bankruptcy Statistics Update, and REBROADCAST: Take The Blame And Shame Out Of Debt Repayment with Shannon Lee Simmons

    Doug Hoyes explains why bankruptcy filings continue to drop, and he gives his predictions for the next few months, and then, given the stress caused by the COVID-19 lock down, we rebroadcast our conversation with Shannon Lee Simmons, author of Living Debt-Free: The No-Shame, No-Blame Guide to Getting Rid of Your Debt about how negative feelings towards debt can create more debt and strategies that can put you in the right direction when dealing with your debt.

    • 38 min
    COVID update, and REBROADCAST: How To Negotiate with a Collection Agent

    COVID update, and REBROADCAST: How To Negotiate with a Collection Agent

    Doug Hoyes gives an update on how collection agents are dealing with the COVID shut down (spoiler alert: they've found a way to keep calling), and then we rebroadcast our discussion with Blair Demarco-Wettlaufer, a real-life collection agent, who explains how a collection agent gets paid, and how you can negotiate with a collection agent.
    Enjoy!

    • 45 min
    Debt and The Role of Luck

    Debt and The Role of Luck

    Are you a success because of your superior brain power, and skill, and hard work?
    Or was it all luck?
    If you are having a rough time, is it because you screwed up, or was it bad luck?
    On today's show Doug Hoyes days that most of what happens to you and me, good or bad, is luck.
    And no, we are not saying you shouldn't work hard. Of course you should. It's just that sometimes stuff happens, and we need to recognize what we control, and what we don't.

    • 23 min
    Maternity Leave: Navigating Benefits and Preparing Financially

    Maternity Leave: Navigating Benefits and Preparing Financially

    On today's podcast, we have first-time guest and Hoyes Michalos Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Julie Wildman, a mother of two young children and recently returned from her second maternity leave. She outlines how expecting parents can prepare financially for the income drop that happens during mat leave, how to navigate the different benefits available in Canada, and how to budget for increased spending on childcare. Julie also discusses the importance of paying off debt before going on leave. Enjoy!

    • 33 min
    Does Debt Matter? Would Printing More Money Solve Our Problems?

    Does Debt Matter? Would Printing More Money Solve Our Problems?

    In her new book, Dr. Stephanie Kelton says that governments should worry about unemployment, not deficits, based on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). On today's podcast, Doug Hoyes challenges this economic theory by explaining its unintended consequences and real life implications. Yes, we need to help the unemployed, but MMT may make matters worse. He also outlines what our current deflationary environment means for individuals carrying debt.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Katie Joy B. ,

Money Magic

Doug and his wide variety of knowledgeable guests are making financial management viable! The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Doug - keep up the great work!

Wbfrog1 ,

Disagree

Once I got self control and took a class Financial Peace University (FPU) I have a budget and already paid odd credit card debt and working on student loan and you can live debt freedom and not with car payment how do you do this change and learn something new and plan for wealth and not the credit score🐝

J. Barshop ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

Doug and his guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content on how to manage and invest your finances more thoughtfully.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Debt Free in 30 if you want the knowledge AND mindsets build an all-around healthier relationship with your money (and inch closer towards financial freedom as a result)!

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