A lot has changed since last Wednesday. As predicted by economists and financial experts throughout the country, the Bank of Canada finally raised its overnight interest rate on July 12, 2017, by a quarter of a percent, from 0.50% to 0.75%. Continue Reading
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To kick off season 4 of the Mo’ Money Podcast, I chat with a very special guest about one of my favourite topics — homeownership. Alex Avery, the author of The Wealthy Renter, and I chat about the upside of renting and how homeownership isn’t for everyone and doesn’t have to be. Continue Reading
There is a lot to know when it comes to buying a home. I remember when my husband and I first started talking seriously about it over two years ago. I spent months researching online, reading real estate books, and of course checking out blogs from people who went through the process themselves.
Buying a home is nothing like what you see on HGTV. If you think that you’ll be able to hum and haw over buying house #1 because it has those granite countertops you’ve always dreamed of, or house #3 because it has a bonus room, you need to turn off your TV and pay attention right now. Continue Reading
In my first episode (and first solo episode) for season 3 of the Mo’ Money Podcast, I shared with you the big news that my husband and I bought our very first place.
After one failed house hunt two years ago, we restarted our search in July and ended up buying a townhouse in Toronto. Not only that, we were able to put 25% for our down-payment so we could keep our monthly payments as low as possible. Continue Reading
My second episode in my special podcast listener series features Lindsay VanSomeren, who is originally from Alaska, but now lives in Colorado with her husband. Her story is also a debt story like my first listener series episode with Amanda from Ottawa, but instead of student debt or consumer debt, she’s dealing with housing debt. Continue Reading
I’m back! Did you miss me? I certainly missed you! But man did I need a break. Not that it was much of a break if I’m honest. All summer I’ve been more busy than I was before I went on a podcast hiatus. I really did think I was going to spend at least most of the summer relaxing, enjoying the weather and recharging. But that didn’t happen. Not by a long shot. Continue Reading