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Stress Test
Stress Test
The Globe and Mail

You had your best-laid plans and then COVID-19 came along and hammered the entire economy. But you’ve got this – if you... more

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Episodes

How far would you commute to save money?

Commuting is back above pre-pandemic levels thanks to immigration and a reduction in remote work. In this episode, Rob talks... more

12 Jun 2024 · 28 minutes
Meet the young people leaving Canada for an affordable life

It’s getting harder and harder to build a good life in Canada. Everything is just so expensive. Most of us... more

05 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
Coming soon: Season nine of Stress Test

Economic vibes still aren’t great. You want to get ahead, but it feels like you’re just getting by. And life... more

29 May 2024 · 1 minute
5 personal finance resolutions for 2024 (that you can actually keep)

If your usual resolutions are “go to the gym” or “eat healthy,” don’t forget that a mindful approach to money... more

13 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Salaries, mortgages and EVs: The top personal finance stories of 2023

Is a $100,000 salary enough for a comfortable life any more? Where are mortgages headed next? Are you electric car... more

06 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Can you really afford a dog?

Many Canadians have become first-time pet owners since the pandemic. But with the price of pet food and vet costs... more

29 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
What the tightening job market means for you

During the pandemic, employees had the upper hand in the job market. But the balance of power has shifted back... more

22 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
So, you splurged. Now what?

The urge to splurge is universal. After the bleakness of the pandemic, people are spending more on the big and... more

15 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
The struggle is real: how homeowners are coping with soaring mortgage rates

First, home owners with variable rate mortgages felt the pain of soaring interest rates. Then, people with fixed rate mortgages... more

08 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Dual income, no kids: How much more fun are they having?

The appeal of the DINK lifestyle – that’s double income, no kids – might seem obvious. But having more control... more

01 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Adulting with roommates: solo living is a luxury in today’s rental market

A growing number of Canadians are living with roommates longer than they ever expected. What once was seen as a... more

25 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Coming soon: Season eight of Stress Test

What does the “new normal” look like these days? In a period of soaring costs and rampant uncertainty, it means... more

11 Oct 2023 · 1 minute
Why more Canadians are giving up on home ownership

After years of soaring home prices, there was hope that rising interest rates would lead to lower prices in 2023... more

10 May 2023 · 27 minutes
How soaring rents are transforming student life

Student debt is a growing problem in Canada - one that’s set to get worse in the coming years. And... more

03 May 2023 · 29 minutes
'Punched in the face by my investments’: How to endure stock market swings

It’s tough to save money to invest in the first place, so it stings to watch your investments drop. If... more

26 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
How climate anxiety is shaping small and large financial decisions

Climate change is a growing concern for many young Canadians, with some questioning where they should live, what they should... more

19 Apr 2023 · 26 minutes
Save money and the planet: How thrifting can help combat inflation

A $5,700 wedding dress for $64. Expensive baby items for a fraction of the price. Construction materials to renovate a... more

12 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Fertility treatments can be a massive, unexpected cost for Canadians. Here’s what you should know

For the one in six Canadian couples who experience infertility, the path to having a baby can be difficult emotionally,... more

05 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
Taxes 101: Tips to make the most of your return this season

Tax season can be, well, taxing. Whether you’re a gig worker trying to keep track of receipts or a remote... more

29 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Why millennials and Gen Z are Alberta-bound for a more affordable life

In 2022, the number of people moving to Alberta hit its highest level in almost a decade. At the same... more

22 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
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How climate anxiety is shaping small and large financial decisions
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Climate change is a growing concern for many young Canadians, with some questioning where they should live, what they should be saving... more