Advertising Tricks: What We Can Learn From Donald Trump

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Posted in In The News
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

As an observer from Canada, I'm interested in how Donald Trump used various tricks to convince Americans to vote for him. These are the same tricks that advertisers use to get us to buy their products, invest in their business and sign up for that store credit card.

End of Year Statistics and Predictions for 2017

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Posted in Debt Free In 30
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

This past year had a lot of economic changing affecting how we live and spend. The key takeaway is that more and more Canadians are under financial pressure - especially those already carrying debt.

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

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Posted in Debt Free In 30
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Listen in on this week's podcast as we discuss links between the depression era and a classic song that captures the emotions that run through families struggling with debt.

Gender Bias in Financial Preparedness

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Posted in Personal Bankruptcy
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

What's the correlation between women and insolvency? A study found that women are less knowledgeable than men about financial products. High-risk categories of women struggle to not only become, but to maintain a moderate level of financial preparedness.

Privatize CMHC? A Politician Says Yes

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Posted in In The News
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Aggressive lending policies have allowed Canadians to buy too much house for years. Our guest Michael Chong believes that if CMHC was privatized, mortgage insurance could be properly priced by the free market.

Why We Expect Tighter, More Expensive Mortgage Markets

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Posted in Debt Free In 30
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

On Debt Free in 30, we talk with Ben Rabidoux about how the next changes in mortgage lending rules will affect the cost of your mortgage, refinancing and the housing market.

Financial Literacy: Does it Belong in Ontario's Curriculum?

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Posted in Debt Free In 30
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Does financial literacy belong in high schools? On today's podcast we ask this question of Prakash Amarasooriya, who, along with the Toronto Youth Cabinet, presented a petition for the inclusion of new material into the Ontario high school curriculum.

What Happens to Air Miles Points if You Go Bankrupt?

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Posted in Debt Free In 30
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Air Miles has changed their loyalty program, which brought up a question from our listeners: What happens to my Air Miles, loyalty points and cash-back program if I file bankruptcy?