Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #14

This week on the Dear Rubi podcast, Rubina and Beau talk about some of the fallout from programs like CERB and the mortgage deferral plans, as well as the Ontario government's new curriculum that will include personal finance. 

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Hello, I’m Personal Finance Expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq, the host of the brand new podcast Dear Rubi. On Dear Rubi we want you the listeners to share your biggest money fears. What keeps you up at night? What bad money habits do you wish you could break? Most importantly,  what’s keeping you back from reaching your financial goals? Grab your smartphone. Record a message to Dear Rubi. And send it by clicking on the upload link.

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  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #14

    This week on the Dear Rubi podcast, Rubina and Beau talk about some of the fallout from programs like CERB and the mortgage deferral plans, as well as the Ontario government's new curriculum that will include personal finance. 

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #13

    This week on the Dear Rubi Podcast, Rubina and Beau talk about CERB being extended, confusing travel restrictions, and, why executives from major grocery chains are being called to testify about cutting 'hero pay,' from their front line store staff.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #12

    This week on the Dear Rubi podcast, Rubina and Beau talk about the wild week in the stock market, driven by fears of how long COVID-19 will be here; another bank weighs in on real estate prices going into 2021; and, small businesses are most at risk of disappearing because of the pandemic.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #11

    This week on the Dear Rubi Podcast, Rubina and Beau discuss a new one-time payment being made to disabled Canadians, new CMHC rules that kick in July 1st, record-high unemployment and continuing protests in the U.S. This and all your personal finance questions answered.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #10

    This week on the Dear Rubi podcast, Rubina and Beau talk about banks losing profits and what that means for the Canadian economy, CERB won't be extended beyond October 3rd, and how will the riots in the U.S. affect us here in Canada?

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #9

    This week Rubina and Beau discuss a new report by CMHC that predicts housing prices could fall by 18 percent because of COVID-19. As well the Bank of Canada is warning mortgage defaults will rise in the next year. And what it is a COVIDIOT? Are you one? That and more on Dear Rubi this week.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #8

    This week Rubina and Beau discuss the extension of the federal wage subsidy program, the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) application that is now available, and, how many Canadians are worried about Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) money running out.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #7

    This week Rubina and Beau discuss the devastating jobs report for April, and answer your questions about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the extension to the wage subsidy program.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #6

    This week Rubina and Beau talk about problems arising from the quick roll out of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), easing of restrictions across Canada, and, how one economic group says we ARE in a recession.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #5

    This week Rubina and Beau break down new emergency relief announced for students, small business and commercial property owners. As well new numbers show at least a third of Canadians may be out of work due to COVID-19.

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Dear Rubi is an advice column podcast where hosts Rubina Ahmed-Haq and Beau Humphreys take questions from you, the listener.

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