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How a personal finance columnist stays creative during the pandemic

June 26, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Ellen Roesman

Canadian personal finance columnist Ellen Roseman talked with Mariana Valle-Mesen of BusinessWire about how she’s doing her job during the pandemic.

Here is an excerpt:

MVM: In what ways are you keeping your stories as creative as possible and not letting them just blend in with the overwhelming amount of COVID-19 content out there?

ER: I write a monthly column for LowestRates.ca, a site that helps people shop for mortgages, insurance and credit cards. In my April 1 column on COVID-19 resources for consumers, I used links to send them to financial expert Preet Banerjee’s YouTube series on COVID-19 and Carleton University professor Jennifer Robson’s document compiling federal and provincial benefits for people who need them.

In my May column, I looked at the pros and cons of deferring your mortgage or credit card payments. I give a few examples to show how much extra interest you’re incurring – since the skipped payments will be added to your outstanding balance or your new monthly payments when the deferral ends.

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