You had your best-laid plans and then COVID-19 came along and hammered the entire economy. But you’ve got this – if you have the right information. Join Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw on Stress Test, a podcast guiding you through one of the biggest challenges your finances will ever face.
ROB: 2021 was a spectacular year of surprises in personal finance. Who would have thought inflation would take off, that housing could get even hotter and that job-hopping would be commonplace?
So what’s next?
ROMA: Today, we’re asking four experts to tell us what some of the big stories will be in 2022. We’ll cover investing, housing, jobs and travel. All the stuff you care about.
ROB: Welcome to Stress Test, a podcast about personal finance for Gen Z and millennials. I’m Rob Carrick, personal finance columnist at The Globe and Mail.
ROMA: And I’m Roma Luciw, personal finance editor at The Globe.
ROMA: So Rob, can we agree that 2021 was an unprecedented year in so many ways?
ROB: Next level strange. That’s how I describe 2021 in personal finance. So many things we haven’t seen before, or we’ve never seen this intensely.
ROMA: Mm hmm. I mean, in my 15 years as personal finance editor, I’ve just never seen so many extremes and so much drama surrounding everything.
ROB: I like the word drama there because that is exactly how I describe the housing market, inflation, what’s going on in the stock market, crypto – everything is dramatic. Nothing is subtle anymore. It’s like getting hit over the head with a mallet.
ROMA: Mm hmm. So we’re living in extraordinary times. We agree about that. And in my mind, the question is, are we going to ever get back to normal? I mean, what will the new normal be? How long can this kind of uncertainty or anxiety last?
ROB: I hate to even speculate on that because I think it could be quite a long time. You know, frankly, I think if we’re still doing this podcast in 10 years, we’ll still be talking about stuff that …….