September 27, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update 25

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #25

This week on the Dear Rubi Podcast Rubina and Beau discuss the speech from the throne that laid out the government plans and officially opened a new session of parliament.  As well the CERB comes to an end and Canadians will be transitioned to EI or the new recovery benefits. And it's Beau's birthday, tune in to hear how old he is!

 
 
September 13, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update 24

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #24

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast Rubina and Beau discuss the pros and cons of a guaranteed basic income and how the Bank of Canada is leaving rates at a historic low. The central bank is signaling rates will stay low for the long term. How does this affect your money?

 
September 6, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update 23

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #23

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast, Rubina and Beau talk about the latest job numbers, CERB payment delays and how rich Canadians are saving more during the pandemic. 

August 23, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update 22

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #22

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast, Rubina and Beau discuss the new recovery benefits announced by the Federal Government, as well as CERB being extended by 4 weeks, and changes to how Canadians can access EI. And as always we are answering all your personal finance questions. 

August 16, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update 21

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #21

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast Rubina and Beau talk about a new report that highlights how CERB ending will affect millions of Canadians, Bank of Canada sees Interac-e transfer as essential, and Amazon Canada is being investigated for breaking competition rules as Canadians spend billions online.

August 13, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update 20

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #20

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast Rubina and Beau talk about new unemployment numbers out from Statistics Canada and how for the first time the government agency is providing race-based data. And a new survey from the Canadian Payroll Association shows the majority of working Canadians are feeling stressed about their finances. As well we answer all your personal finance questions. 

August 2, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update 19

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #19

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast Rubina and Beau discuss CERB coming to an end, economic concerns around stage three re-opening and why taxing Canadians' principal residence is so controversial (but is actually a smart idea.) All this and more on Dear Rubi this week. 

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #18

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast Rubina and Beau talk about how hundreds of thousands of Canadians could get a tax break if they have been working from home during the pandemic. Also, a new survey shows the pandemic is helping us focus on what is important and forcing us to use new technology. In many cases, consumers are finding technology is what is making life easier and simpler. 

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #17

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast Rubina and Beau are joined by special guest Shannon Lee-Simmons. Shannon is the founder of the New School of Finance and author of 'Worry-Free Money' and 'Living Debt-Free.'

This episode focuses on parenting in a pandemic and the effect it has had on working mothers. Mom of two herself, Shannon weighs in on how she has been running her company during this time.

Also on Dear Rubi, the big business stories making news this week and how they affect your pocketbook.  

For Shannon's full personal finance story, check out episode 28 of Beau's podcast The Personal Finance Show from 2018:  https://www.thepersonalfinanceshow.com/e/shannon-lee-simmons/

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Special Episode COVID-19 Weekly Update #16

This week on the Dear Rubi Podcast, Rubina and Beau talk about the Federal Government's fiscal update. It reveals Canada's debt has climbed to $343 billion! Also, many retailers are permanently closing shop in Canada due to economic strains caused by the pandemic. Finally, we answer all of our listeners' questions. 

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