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    Episode 81 – Pros and Cons of Borrowing Money for Your RRSP Contribution

    Pros and Cons of Borrowing Money for Your RRSP Contribution by Astra Financial

    Don’t get stuck in an endless borrowing cycle.  It can be tempting to take out a loan for your RRSP contribution—but keep in mind that current lending rates are high, and this could lead to a longer borrowing span than you had intended. In this scenario, it’s easy to catch…

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    Episode 80 – What stress tests can you do right now to build your confidence?

    What stress tests can you do right now to build your confidence? by Astra Financial

    The best way to tackle a financial crisis … Is to plan for it before it even happens. That’s the not-so-secret strategy for creating a contingency plan you feel confident about. But where do you start? In the latest podcast episode, I walk through 4 steps you can take right…

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    Episode 79 – How to ruin your investment portfolio

    How to ruin your investment portfolio by Astra Financial

    Could you be hurting your investment portfolio without even knowing it? The short answer: Yes. The solution? Knowing what habits you should be looking out for and avoiding. I tell you exactly what those are by walking you through five ways you can ruin your investment portfolio in the latest…

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    Episode 78 – Your January Financial Housekeeping

    Your January Financial Housekeeping by Astra Financial

      This week, we’re talking about how to prepare financially for January 2023. The end of the year is coming, and it’s time for some financial housekeeping! We’ll be talking about what questions you should be asking yourself while planning for any expenses, planning for any increase or decrease in…

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    Episode 77 – Dealing with the Pressure to Overspend at Christmas

    Dealing with the Pressure to Overspend at Christmas by astra financial

      It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be the most stressful.Between the pressure to overspend on gifts for your friends and family, a dozen different parties you have to attend, and last-minute shopping trips that take you miles away from home, it’s hard to…

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    Episode 76 – Do You Need Travel Insurance?

    Do You Need Travel Insurance? by Astra financial

      Traveller insurance is a must for any traveller. If you’re going on a holiday, it’s important to make sure that you have the correct insurance in place. This will ensure that you have all of the necessary covers for your trip and that any accidents or injuries that happen…

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    Episode 75 – Why Financial Planning is Good For Your Health

    Why Financial Planning is Good For Your Health by Astra Financial

      In this episode of Heart of Your Money, I’m going to show you how to use financial planning as a way to take control of your life and make better decisions. We’re talking about how financial planning can help you achieve your goals, whether it’s saving up for a…

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    Episode 74 – Should You Wait Till You’re Dead to Gift?

    Should You Wait Till You’re Dead to Gift? by Astra Financial

      This week, we’re talking about gifting money. Should you wait till you’re dead to gift money? It’s an important question, and one that everyone should be thinking about. We’ll break down the financial implications of gifting money before you pass, as well as some other considerations. With all the…

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    Episode 73 – Your Holiday Savings Challenge

      How many of you have had the post-holiday trip down guilt lane after you see the credit card bills coming rolling in? I know I have – and it sucks 🙅 My hangovers would either come from buying the quickest, cheapest gift with no meaning or love behind it…

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    Episode 72 – What to Know If You’re Planning on Working Past 65

    What to Know If You’re Planning on Working Past 65 by Astra Financial

    We’re back with another episode of Heart of Your Money. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about what you need to expect when you’re planning on working past 65. As we all know, retirement is a big deal. It’s the time when you get to relax and enjoy life after…

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