Many of us have money on our minds lately. It’s hard not to.
Groceries seem to cost more, gas prices are higher than ever, interest rates and rents are rising, and for many, affording a home 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 affects our relationships, like Tessa, who turns to her sister for help with credit card debt. And tips from author Kaley Klemp on how money fits into a long-term relationship.
Podcasts featured this week:
Death, sex and money: Tessa is 27 years old and struggling with debt. She had kept it a secret from her family, until they felt they had no choice but to ask her sister for help. But when her sister offered to pay for it all, instead of feeling relieved, Tessa couldn’t help but feel like a failure.
bad with money: Host Gaby Dunn talks with Kaley Klemp, co-author of marriage 80-80, about approaching relationships with radical generosity instead of “fairness,” and how to structure money in a long-term relationship or marriage. Why do partners resent each other’s successes instead of seeing all accomplishments as good for the team?
The Planet Money Indicator: this episode of indicator follows an UberEats driver and an Instacart shopper who has seen her paycheck increase. But she has also seen increases in the prices of food, gasoline and other basic items that reduce her income. So did he get a real raise or is it just an illusion?
against the rules: Other people’s money: Book by Michael Lewis from 1989 liar’s poker It is often considered required reading if you want to work in the world of finance. Now, for the first time, Lewis is reviewing the book to see how it remains relevant today and how it foreshadowed the world we live in today.
stress test: Cryptocurrencies are in the spotlight due to their dramatic ups and downs. So what do people who buy cryptocurrencies think? And is it a smart investment? In this episode of stress test The Globe And Mail personal finance team Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw attempt to demystify cryptocurrency for laymen, interviewing an investor named Billy who was the victim of a crypto scam.
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