A lot of us have money on our minds lately. It’s hard not to.
Groceries seem to cost more, the price of gas is higher than it’s ever been, interest rates and rents are rising, and for many, being able to afford a house is completely out of reach.
That’s why, this week, we’re dedicating this week’s show to stories about money and personal finance.
We have stories about how money impacts our relationships, like Tessa, who turns to her sister for help with credit card debt. And advice from author Kaley Klemp about how money should fit into a long-term relationship.
Podcasts featured this week:
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Death, Sex & Money: Tessa is 27, and struggling with debt. They had kept it a secret from their family, until they felt they had no choice but to ask their sister for help. But when their sister offered to pay it all off, instead of being relieved, Tessa couldn’t help but feel like a failure.
Bad With Money: Host Gaby Dunn talks to Kaley Klemp, co-author of The 80-80 Marriage, about coming at relationships with radical generosity rather than “fairness” and how to structure money in a long-term relationship or marriage. Why do partners resent each others’ successes instead of seeing all achievements as good for the team?
The Indicator from Planet Money: This episode of The Indicator follows an UberEats driver and Instacart shopper who’s seen her paycheck go up. But she’s also seen rising prices for food, gas, and other basics that eat away at her income. So, has she gotten a real raise, or is it just an illusion?
Against The Rules: Other People’s Money: Michael Lewis’ 1989 book Liar’s Poker is often considered required reading if you want to work in the world of finance. Now for the first time, Lewis is revisiting the book to look at how it remains relevant today, and how it foreshadowed the world we live in today.
Stress Test: Cryptocurrencies are in the spotlight because of their dramatic ups and downs. So what are people who buy crypto thinking? And is it a smart investment? On this episode of Stress Test The Globe And Mail’s personal finance team Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw try to demystify cryptocurrency for lay people, and interview an investor named Billy who fell victim to a crypto scam.
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