This season of the podcast explores debt and all the ways it affects the lives of Canadians. How can you deal with and move on from high amounts of debt? What are some common debt traps that you should avoid? What effect can debt have on your mental health? Guests discuss these topics and more, making debt a topic that everyone can approach with confidence and fresh insights. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PodBean | Spotify Proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt. Episode breakdown S7 E01: Debt in Canada: A Snapshot When it comes to household debt in Canada, what do the numbers tell us? Recent economic volatility and rises in the costs of living have left many feeling uneasy about their financial situation. How is the average Canadian being affected by debt, and should we be concerned about the direction debt numbers are trending towards? Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PodBean | Spotify S7 E02: When are You in Over Your Head? If you’re not careful, debt can be overwhelming, and you can find yourself feeling like there’s no way out. Understanding the warning signs that you may need help getting your debt under control is only the first step in moving towards a solution that works for you now and in the future. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PodBean | Spotify S7 E03: Debt and Credit Scores How often do you check your credit score? Do you know all the ways credit, good or bad, can affect you? Your credit score is so much more than a simple three-digit number, and it can follow and weigh you down for years if it gets too low. Understanding how to build and keep a healthy credit score is a key pillar of good personal finance. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PodBean | Spotify S7 E04: Debt Traps Have you heard of the term debt trap? Have you, or someone you know, fallen into one or several? If we aren’t careful, it's easy to fall into a financial situation that can seem like a never-ending mountain to climb over. Understanding what a debt trap is, which red flags to watch for and how you can pull yourself out is key to good personal finance. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PodBean | Spotify S7 E05: Debt in the Golden Years and Beyond You’re ready to retire and enter “the golden years” only to bring an unwelcome guest with you - debt. This is the unfortunate reality for many entering this stage of life. Instead of relaxing after years of hard work, retirement is put on the backburner as they are forced to work longer, lend money to adult children and get their finances under control. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PodBean | Spotify S7 E06: Talking About Debt Talking about debt can be hard as it can bring up many emotions, including shame, guilt and despair. But this difficult conversation is often the first hurdle to overcome so that one can concentrate on recovery. This episode focuses on the power of talking about debt, owning it and focusing on the road forward. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PodBean | Spotify This season is proudly brought to you by BDO Debt Solutions, helping you turn the page on debt.