494 – Habits and Your Financial Health
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by Doug Hoyes
4M ago
In this episode, Maureen and Doug explore financial habits and discuss why we spend the way we do and how we can make better choices. Maureen shares how habits form and how you can be influenced to spend money. From understanding the psychology behind spending to learning strategies for breaking bad habits and building good ones, this episode will give you tools to take charge of your finances and break bad habits!   Related Links: Maureen Parent - https://www.hoyes.com/about-hoyes-michalos/bankruptcy-trustees/maureen-parent/ Learn Price Matching Tips on the Flipp App to Save Big on Groce ..read more
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481 – Will You Ever Be Able to Retire? Exploring Retirement Planning Strategies with Financial Expert Rona Birenbaum
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by Doug Hoyes
6M ago
In this episode, Doug Hoyes discusses retirement planning with special guest Rona Birenbaum, a Certified Financial Planner at Caring for Clients. The episode covers various retirement-related topics, including the importance of financial planning, the role of financial advisors, and the complexities of decisions such as when to retire and when to start receiving government benefits like CPP.   The discussion emphasizes the need for careful consideration of lifestyle preferences, budgeting, and financial goals when planning for retirement. The conversation also touches on the role of debt ..read more
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480 – Increase in Homebuyers Cancelling Contracts: Here's What You Need to Know!
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by Doug Hoyes
8M ago
Doug Hoyes and Ted discuss a pressing issue that many Canadians face: the challenge of closing on a house when real estate prices have taken a hit. They discuss the complexities of the real estate market, particularly the implications for those who bought pre-construction homes or condos. They also explain the risks associated with pre-construction purchases, such as the potential loss of deposits and the financial difficulties of closing on a property with a lower appraised value. This episode provides practical advice and raises thought-provoking questions about the need for changes in depos ..read more
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478 – The State of Mortgages and Real Estate with Ron Butler
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by Doug Hoyes
8M ago
Doug Hoyes and special guest Ron Butler from The Angry Mortgage Podcast came together for a live episode on Monday, October 23rd. During this special event, they talked about current mortgage trends, real estate, Bank of Canada interest rates, inflation, and addressed questions from their audience. Whether you own a home or are planning to buy one in the near future, this conversation is definitely one you should listen to.   Related Links Ron’s Links Ron Butler on Twitter: @ronmortgageguy - https://twitter.com/ronmortgageguy Ron Butler on Instagram: @ronmortgageguy https://www.instagram ..read more
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477 – The Messy World of Debt Collection and Statute-Barred Claims
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by Doug Hoyes
8M ago
Doug Hoyes is joined by special guest, Blair Demarco-Wettlaufer, a collection agent, who serves as the Chief Operations Officer at collection agency Kingston Data & Credit. This marks Blair's seventh appearance on the show! In this episode, Doug and Blair discuss the messy world of debt collection, statute-barred claims, and credit reporting. They answer questions such as, how long does it take for a credit card company to send your debt to collections? Does a statute-barred debt affect your credit report? What happens if you don't pay it? Can you be sued and when is it time to speak to a ..read more
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476 – Debt Beyond the Grave: What Happens to your Debt when you Die?
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by Doug Hoyes
9M ago
What happens to debt when someone passes away?  Host Doug Hoyes is joined by Ted Michalos to discuss a topic that might sound eerie but is incredibly important.  They chat about the different types of debt: credit card balances, car loans, and mortgages. Ted provides clear and valuable advice on important topics such as life insurance, wills, and power of attorney. Doug also highlights the significance of his "Death Checklist" and the importance of informing your spouse to guarantee seamless access to your accounts. This informative conversation gives great insights for financial pla ..read more
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475 – AI’s Role in Managing Debt
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by Doug Hoyes
9M ago
You've probably noticed that Artificial Intelligence is everywhere these days, but can it help you out with debt and managing your money? Doug Hoyes and Scott Terrio are here to chat about just that! They discuss how AI looks at your spending habits, and discuss concerns related to biases and privacy, talk about the pros and cons of using ChatGPT to handle your finances, and help you understand what it can and can't do.  Don't miss out on valuable tips and advice for making smart financial decisions in our AI-driven world.   Related Links: Straight Talk on Your Money - https://www.ho ..read more
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474 – The CEBA Loan Dilemma
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by Doug Hoyes
9M ago
Are you a small business dealing with the CEBA loan repayment dilemma?  Ted Michalos and Doug Hoyes dive deep into the world of CEBA loans and the crucial decisions you need to make about repaying them.  For many small businesses, the loan was a lifeline during the pandemic but as the repayment deadline is looming it’s time to evaluate your options.  Join us as we help you to understand the pros and cons of getting a bank loan to repay the CEBA loan, tax considerations that could impact your decision and explore what to do if you don’t qualify for the CEBA loan repayment. Relate ..read more
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473 – The Financial Aftermath of the Pandemic in Ontario vs. Newfoundland
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by Doug Hoyes
9M ago
Join the conversation with Ian Penney, a Licensed Trustee from Janes & Noseworthy, and Doug Hoyes as they provide insights into managing your finances in the aftermath of the pandemic, with a focus on the distinctions between Newfoundland and Ontario.  During the discussion, they delve into the economic landscapes of these regions, spotlighting key industries such as oil and gas, fishing, forestry, tourism, and mining.  Tune in to gain valuable advice on navigating your financial journey post-pandemic. Related Links: Website: https://janesnoseworthy.ca/ LinkedIn Janes & Nosew ..read more
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472 – Is It Wrong To Spend on Fun?
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by Doug Hoyes
10M ago
Every successful budget makes room for fun spending. But how much is OK to spend on fun? What if you feel guilty? Is it ever wrong to spend money on your hobbies and interests? On today’s podcast, Maureen Parent returns to give advice on this less explored area of our budget and gives practical advice on how to allocate your income wisely towards leisure and why it’s essential for your mental and financial health to do so. Tune in! Related Links: The Secret To Budgeting? Don’t Budget https://youtu.be/u5q1Qge3k8s The P.L.A.N. Account for Budgeting: https://youtu.be/pSQ3jvrFVHU Is The 50/30/20 B ..read more
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