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Facebook Live Q&A with Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw

Sept. 17, 11:30 am EST

Millennials, COVID-19 and the high cost of big-city living

Millennials, COVID-19 and the high cost of big-city living Join Rob and Roma today at 11:30 am ET: https://tgam.ca/sept17� The downtown lifestyle is expensive. High rents and huge mortgages in Canada’s big cities are mostly responsible but lifestyle, restaurants, bars, gyms, clothing, and concerts are also a factor. When the pandemic hit last spring, it showed just how financially vulnerable young people living in urban settings are, particularly those working in the gig economy or living on starting salaries. Here's what we will talk about: • How can young Canadian prepare for another COVID-like disruption to their income? • Can you live the downtown lifestyle and still save money? • If you want to own a home, do you have to give up living in a big city?

Posted by The Globe and Mail on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Can you afford to live in a big Canadian city and save money?

Join our personal finance experts:

The downtown lifestyle is expensive. High rents and huge mortgages in Canada’s big cities are mostly responsible but lifestyle, restaurants, bars, gyms, clothing, and concerts are also a factor.

When the pandemic hit last spring, it showed just how financially vulnerable young people living in urban settings are, particularly those working in the gig economy or living on starting salaries.

What we will talk about
  • How can young Canadian prepare for another COVID-19-like disruption to their income?
  • Can you live the urban lifestyle and still save money?
  • If you want to own a home, do you have to give up living in a big city?

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