Debt Podcasts

Podcasts have become the ‘go to’ for many people that want to find out about things that matter to them but don’t have the time to research.   You can download now and listen at a later time. 

The Licensed Insolvency Trustees at Allan Marshall & Associates are happy to share their knowledge and experience in these debt podcasts. Each topic is relevant with up to date information, answering the most frequently asked questions about what concerns you about your debt.  

The following are podcasts available to you.   Take a moment to download the episodes now and listen from the comfort of your home,  on your morning walk,  or evening commute.  

Car Loans: Can You Afford to Finance a Vehicle?

Are you considering taking out a car loan? Would it be better to lease or finance? The podcast offers practical advice and takes a look at the real cost of owning a vehicle.

Rent or Buy a Home: Which Is Right For You?

Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Francyne Myers explores the age old question of whether it is better to rent or buy. This podcast also looks at the real cost of home ownership.

The Three Elements of Credit Worthiness - It’s Not All About Your Credit Score

Increasing your credit score can take a bit of time but there are proactive steps you can take. This podcast talks about why your credit score matters and how to improve it.

What to Do After Bankruptcy Discharge

To receive a Bankruptcy discharge means that you have been released from your obligations to repay the debts that have been included in your Bankruptcy filing. Find out in this short podcast what you can do to rebuild your financial life after Bankruptcy.

How to Say No to People Asking for Financial Help

Have you ever had a friend or family member ask you to loan them money or cosign a loan? It can be a tricky situation. This podcast discusses the possible consequences and a different way you could help them out.

Mortgage and Debt

This podcast features Matt Fader, Licensed Insolvency Trustee speaking about mortgage and debt. He discusses the true cost of home ownership and refinancing options that are available.

Money Conversation: How to Talk About Money With Your Partner

It is important to understand your partner’s expectations, and financial values when it comes to money. In this podcast, Francyne Myers shares her tips on how to avoid financial stress in your relationship by having those sometimes difficult conversations about money.

Women and Money: Busting the Money Myths

Women have made gigantic steps toward equality but still may not be considered equal to men when it comes to money management. This podcast features Francyne Myers sharing her insights about women and money.

How Technology Helps You Save Money

There are several ways that you can use technology to help manage your finances. In this podcast Mary-Ann Marriot discusses money saving apps, online coupons, points cards and many more ways to save.

Money Beliefs Keeping You in Debt

Before we start making changes to improve our finances, we should take a look at what our money beliefs are. Shifting the way we think about money can make it much easier to change our habits. 

Financial Habits to Develop and Avoid

It’s easy to slide into bad habits with our finances. Being aware of them is the first step. This podcast takes a look at 5 financial habits you should be cultivating and 5 habits to avoid

Interest Rate vs. APR: What’s the Difference?

Do you know the actual cost of the loan you just took out? What is the difference between the interest rate and the APR? This podcast looks at how to determine the true financing costs of borrowing.

Teaching Kids to Save Money

Teaching your children money management skills may not be a subject you are comfortable with. Here are some tips to help your kids understand the value of saving money. 

Student Loan Debt Crisis

What happens when you can’t repay your student loans? Mark Marshall, Licensed Insolvency Trustee talks about all aspects of student loans.

Millennial Money: Millennials and Their Financial Problems

On average, the millennial generation is carrying more debt than the previous generation of boomers. Matthew Fader delves into what kind of debt is incurred by the different age groups and why.

Addiction and Debt Problems: How to Deal With Them

Addictions can affect many areas of life, and they can often lead to money worries. Matthew Fader explains how addictions can affect household debt when an activity becomes an addiction and how to identify it.

When Should You Accept a Credit Limit Increase

Accepting a credit limit increase is sometimes necessary in challenging times. You should first weigh the benefits against the risks. Find out why having more available credit might not be the best way to go.

How to Obtain a Good Credit Score

Why does a good credit score matter? There is no secret formula to building a good credit score, but some guidelines can help. Francyne Myers sheds some light on why it is important to have a good credit score and how to increase it.

How Bankruptcies and Consumer Proposals Work in Canada

Mark Marshall discusses the similarities and the differences between Bankruptcy and Consumer Proposals. Both can deal with unmanageable debt and provide legal protection from creditors. Find out why these are the top 2 insolvency options.

 

Your Rights with Collection Agencies

Mark Marshall delves into what creditors and collection agencies can and can’t do and the best way to deal with collection calls. A must-listen if you want to know your rights.

How to Avoid Payday Loans

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Canadians to take on high interest loans. Matt Fader discusses the real cost of payday loans and how to break the cycle.

How to Plan for Retirement

In these changing times it still makes good sense to have a financial retirement plan. This podcast features Matt Fader talking about assessing what you want your retirement to look like and what you need to do to get there.