Recent Posts

  • 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.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #4

    This week Rubina and Beau discuss updates to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), ways to survive with no emergency money, and, the cost of keeping a big city (like Toronto) shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #3

    This week Rubina and Beau discuss the recent labour force survey for March 2020, how to save money on your car insurance, and, the reduction of interest rates and payment deferrals for credit cards during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #2

    For the second episode of the special COVID-19 weekly series, Dear Rubi host Rubina Ahmed-Haq and co-host Beau Humphreys discuss how ‘working from home’ is a privileged position. Most low income work has to be done in person, so again the poor suffer more. We’re not all in this together. We are all ‘in this’ differently.

  • Special Episode: COVID-19 Weekly Update #1

    Dear Rubi host Rubina Ahmed-Haq and co-host Beau Humphreys are back in the studio to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting the personal finances of Canadians.

  • Episode 3 – Questions from Reddit

    Dear Rubi hosts tackles some of the most popular personal finance question on Reddit. Credit card debt, money issues with family and many more.

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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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