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Should Healthcare Be Publicly Funded? | Episode 18

This week we discussed if healthcare should be publicly funded. We discussed different surgeries that are no longer be funded in Alberta, who privately funded healthcare actually effects and the ethics of making these decisions.

Tune in as we get heated about these topics that disproportionately effect women. 

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Interview with Tori Dunlap of Her First 100k | Episode 15

Pink Tax Rebate: Smash the patriarchy by sharing your financial know-how with other women.

This week Janine interviews Tori Dunlap a feminist who is working to dismantle the patriarchy through financial education.  Tori is a negotiation expert and we get her take on sharing salaries in the workplace, thoughts on investing, and learn how did she save $100k by the time she turned 25.  We hope that she inspires you to share your knowledge with other women and keep smashing the patriarchy, one dollar at a time. 

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How Do You Deal With Student Loans? | Episode 12

 

Thanks for sticking with us all season! We round everything off with student debt, the good, the bad and the ugly. We chat about the cost of school and ways to make it more affordable. Let us know how you have tackled student debt and join us next year for season 2! 

Pink Tax Rebate: Speak out about rising tuition tuition costs and get politically active 

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How Do You Ask For A Raise? | Episode 11

 

This week we discussed statistics around the gender wage gap. In our second last episode we looked at Indigenous women, racialized women, newcomers, and women with disabilities. Canada received a grade of B and ranked 10th when it comes to gender parity and the wage gap. That being said, Alberta received a grade of D, with the third highest gender wage gap!

In the second half of this episode we discuss how you can ask for a raise, and what resources you can leverage to do so. 

Tune in next week for the last episode of season 1! 

Pink Tax Rebate: Educate someone who will be an advocate (man), and put together your case for a raise

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What Government Programs Are You Entitled To? | Episode 10

 

We give a broad overview of a few government programs like the TFSA, RRSP, RESP, etc. and how to avoid common pitfalls. To confirm a couple of things, we did record this before the election was announced and released it after, please don’t be confused by our comments on that.  What year did the government give us $10,000 in contribution room was 2015 - yay for our memories. We touch on the contribution room briefly and there are several sources out there that say you can’t lose your contribution room, which is true unless you invest it into a stock or other instrument that goes to 0.  In the same way the earnings aren’t taxed, the loses within a TFSA aren’t tracked either, once you contribute to your TFSA that’s what is being tracked. Our take away for this week is to open a TFSA! Listen to the full episode for our thoughts on all the other programs and let us know what you think.

Pink Tax Rebate: Get a TFSA! That's it, that's all, we love this for everyone! 

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Does Being A Millennial Affect Your Finances? | Episode 8

 

All things millennial money. Housing affordability, wage stagnation, tuition increases, and student debt. We took a quick peek at this infographic from stats Canada on how millennials are doing in terms of numbers.  The income distribution is worrying to say the least, so is this chart comparing income to housing affordability. Speaking of disparity, the top ten percent of millennials held 55% of the total net worth of all Canadian millennials.  We don’t dig into it, but it’s tough to say if this is due just to income disparity or inherited wealth as well. It’s a scary thought to think of what is left of the middle class for the millennial generation and generations to come. We’re talking about issues that are bigger than what any one millennial can resolve.  To look at issues of equality and equity we need to work together to ensure that companies and governments are meeting the needs of millennials.

Pink Tax Rebate: There is no magic bullet. We need to work together to rise up to meet the challenges of our generation

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