What to Do After an Interest Rate Hike

What You Should Do After an Interest Rate Hike

Jul 17, 2017

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

[Ep. 81] Making a Case for the Wealthy Renter with Alex Avery

Jan 11, 2017

This episode of the Mo’ Money Podcast is brought to you by Borrowell. Did you know that only 14% of Canadians check their credit score each year? Now thanks to Borrowell, you can check your Equifax credit score for free (and it won’t ding your score either)! Visit bwll.co/momoneypodcast to get your free credit score.

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

10 Questions You Need to Answer Before Getting a Mortgage

Nov 7, 2016

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.

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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

Oct 12, 2016

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

[Ep. 63] What It’s Really Like to Be a New Homeowner

Oct 5, 2016

DUCA Credit Union LogoThis episode is sponsored by DUCA. Learn more about DUCA’s Community Hero mortgage, the first social purpose mortgage in Canada.

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

[Ep. 54] I’m Back from the Summer & I’ve Got Some Big News!

Sep 6, 2016

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