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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.

  • 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.

  • 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/

  • 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.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #15

    This week on the Dear Rubi Podcast, Rubina and Beau answer listener questions on taxes and CERB, as well as discuss the findings of two surveys that show Canadians are focused on the long term economic effects of COVID-19.

  • 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?

About This Podcast

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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