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An Evening with Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Tuesday Jan 12 2016 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove Event type: reading, signing

Speaking and Signing Money Talks: When To Say Yes And How To Say No (HarperCollins Canada). Hosted by Terry McBride, personal finance columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade gets hundreds of letters every month from people who can’t figure out how to get their sister off their couch, their mother to stop hitting them up for money, or their mates to recognize that saving is part of having a solid financial foundation. The letters have a common theme: Gail, how do I get through to them?

Money Talks is Gail’s answer to that toughest—and most common—problem that sits at the heart of money and relationships: how to tell your mate, your father, your best friend or your grandmother it’s time for a change. Whether it’s sisters fighting over the decision for Mom and Dad to sell the family home and downsize, life partners arguing over whose shopping is really messing with the budget, or parents wondering when their adult child will ever leave home, the “money” gets blamed for what is actually an inability to figure out the real problem and deal with it objectively—and that’s where Gail steps in.

Gail bets that there many people you will recognize as you read Money Talks—and one of them just might be yourself.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is one of Canada’s most successful and respected financial writers and has authored several bestselling books, including Money Rules, Never Too Late, Money-Smart Kids, It’s Your Money and the #1 bestseller Debt-Free Forever. She doles out her no-nonsense financial advice as host of the television shows Money Moron, Princess and Til Debt Do Us Part, as a radio host on NewsTalk 1010 and as a columnist for Metro.

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Money Talks

- Trade paperback

by Gail Vaz-oxlade - $22.99 - Add to Cart

Take on your toughest money problem: the people you love.Gail Vaz-Oxlade gets hundreds of letters every month from people who can't figure out how to get their sister off their couch, their mother to stop hitting them up for money, or their mates to recognize that saving is part of having a solid financial foundation. The letters have a common theme: Gail, how do I get through to them?Money Talks is Gail's answer to that tough--and common--problem that sits at the heart of money and relationships: how to tell your mate, your father, your best friend or your grandmother it's time for a change. Whether it's sisters fighting over the future of the family home, life partners arguing over whose shopping is really messing with the budget, or parents wondering when their adult child will ever leave the nest, the "money" gets blamed for what is actually an inability to figure out the real problem and deal with it objectively. That's where Gail steps in.With over seventy-five different scenarios drawn from years of working with real Canadians, Gail helps readers see their own situations through stories that reflect what they're experiencing. Then she gives readers the language to negotiate effectively, showing them that for each problem there are steps they can take to find a solution.Gail has long believed that so many money issues have more to do with our behaviour than with the money itself. People can be delusional, selfish, inconsistent, fearful, lazy, bullying and entitled, and those traits are reflected in how they deal with money. Relationships seldom disintegrate just because people are 'bad with money'. But how each person responds to the other--and to the real issues--can make or break a relationship.Have a bully in your life? Wish your brother would grow the hell up and stop counting on you to save his butt? Want to tell your BFF that dreaming is only the first step in making a better life? Gail will show you how.Gail bets that there many people you will recognize as you read Money Talks--and one of them just might be yourself.

Money Rules

- Trade paperback

by Gail Vaz-oxlade - $22.99 - Add to Cart

The national bestseller that helps you turn common sense into money in the bank--now updated with 10 new rules to live byGail Vaz-Oxlade likes to say that managing money isn't rocket science, it's discipline. But even she acknowledges that there are tricks to her trade and that making money decisions often feels more complicated than it needs to be. So, where do you start? With Gail's Money Rules, of course--her essential rules for making your money work for you.Covering every topic under the financial sun--from TFSAs to taxes, borrowing to breaking bad habits, relationships to RRSPs--Gail will show you that many of the rules you may have been following might actually be working against your best interests. Some of her advice is, as she says, common sense (Rule #17: Needs Must Come Before Wants), some of it is surprising (Rule #222: Don't Borrow to Contribute to an RRSP) and some may even seem counterintuitive coming from Gail (Rule #261: Take Pleasure from Your Money). New to this edition are rules that will help you maximize the return on your savings, get your head straight about what renovations really mean for your bottom line, and calculate your burn rate. All of the rules are divided into digestible pieces that give you a clear sense of what works and what doesn't--and how to start incorporating her advice into your life today.For money-phobes, this book will be a kick in the pants; for money minders, it will ease the worry that they've left a stone unturned; for everyone, Money Rules reveals what it takes to build a financial foundation that will last a lifetime.