Author Archives: Gail Vaz-Oxlade

About Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is the Gemini-award winning host of Til Debt Do U$ Part, Prince$ and Money Moron. She hosts The Monday Night Late Shift on NewsTalk1010 where she talks about life, the universe & everything. Gail blogs daily at gailvazoxlade.com and contributes to moneyproblems.ca. Gail is determined to eliminate financial illiteracy in Canada, and encourages people to join MyMoneyMyChoices.com to raise their Money IQ. Her books include: Debt-Free Forever, Easy Money, Never Too Late, Money-Smart Kids, It’s Your Money, Money Rules and Saving for School. You can also follow her on twitter @GailVazOxlade.

There are people out there who believe that they don’t need a budget. So you have no income and no expenses then? Or is it that you’re so good with numbers in your head that it’s not worth your time to write them down? Or maybe you make so much… Read more

Why are some folks so bad with money? You know the people I mean: your sister who simply can’t walk past a sale; your mate who thinks that carrying debt around is okay because everyone does it; your best friend who believes that saving for retirement comes after buying a… Read more

The new year is just around the corner so let’s review, shall we? Going into debt is often a choice. We make the choice when we buy something we can’t afford to pay for. Every time we don’t bother to check to see if we have enough money in the… Read more

People equate financial freedom with being rich. Such a shame. All those people who will never be rich — folks like me who have to work hard for every red cent we make — longing for a goal that’s unattainable. What exactly is “rich” anyway? Ask a hundred people how… Read more

If you want to lose weight you know you shouldn’t be eating donuts. If you want to save money and stay out of debt there are also things you should avoid. Here are 9 life types from Gail Vaz-Oxlade that you might want to keep in mind if you want… Read more

I believe that one of the reasons that Til Debt Do U$ Part has had such a big following is that it made the people watching the show look at how they were dealing with their money. If those people on TV could be in such huge denial, could watchers… Read more

How you feel when you think about your money is a big indication of what you’re doing right and what you may need to tweak. If the thought of opening up a bill, reviewing your spending, or adding up your debt makes you shiver in your shoes, you may be… Read more

The first time most kids learn about credit is when they go off to university and credit card companies start throwing plastic at them. With no experience and very little understanding of the long-term negative ramifications, kids start to charge. And they charge, charge, charge until they’re in a hole…. Read more

You’ve decided to take control of your money and your life. You’ve done a spending analysis and made a budget you know will work. Now all you have to do is stick to it. That’s all. It’s human nature to believe, once we have made up our minds that “things… Read more

As soon as you start talking about debt there are people who want to make a distinction between “good” and “bad” debt. It’s as if they feel the need to justify the debt they’ve taken on by labeling it “good.” Hey, it’s true that if you take on debt to… Read more