Real people with real problems get realistic solutions. Your guide to understanding an unpredictable economy.
Are you stressed out about your finances? Feel like the odds are stacked against you? We are too. It feels like we should be able to afford all of these things as adults — a house, a car, raising children...even just a social life— but so many of us simply find it out of reach. How did the economy find itself here? Why are things the way they are? And how can we make it work anyway?
Each week, host Jordan Heath-Rawlings takes one of your problems and brings it straight to the experts. We find out how we ended up in this mess, and what you can do to achieve your personal goals. The economy might be unpredictable, but your success doesn’t have to be.
Pay for Heating?! In This Economy?!
Matt is struggling to keep up with the cost of heating his home. And he's not alone, Canadians are reporting higher energy consumption costs across the country. Jordan calls Violet Kopperson, a registered energy advisor from the Windfall Ecology Centre, to find out how Canadians can pay less to heat and cool their homes.
Is the Bank of Canada courting disaster for many Canadians?
Experts predict the Bank of Canada will begin to lower interest rates later this year. But as inflation has slowed in many areas, it's created an interesting problem for the bank and a troubling one for many Canadians.
Buy a Condo?! In This Economy?!!
Jennie has been searching for a one-bedroom condo in Vancouver for over two years. Despite having money for a downpayment, her search has been largely unsuccessful. Now, she's wondering if home ownership is really the best option.
Jordan calls Dr. Tom Davidoff, housing economist and real estate development expert, to find out if buying a condo is a good investment in today's market.
Have a Kid?! In This Economy?!
Kacey and her partner just welcomed a new baby girl into their lives. And with this bundle of joy has also come a ton of new expenses.
Jordan talks to money expert and mom of two, Melissa Leong, to find out how new parents are making it work.
A Health Emergency?! In This Economy?!
Lynda has a dental emergency and is struggling to cover the cost of treatment.
Jordan speaks with Dr. Carlos Quiñonez to figure out how Canadians can get the dental care they need right now.
Rent an Apartment?! In This Economy?!
Rachael feels trapped in her Toronto rental because she can't afford to move. She has no plans of ever owning a home and wants to know what, if any, rental protections exist to curb rising rates.
Jordan talks to political economist and author Ricardo Tranjan about how policy can help protect renters in Canada.
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