So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish

Hello all. This is my final post for a while. I’m taking some time off. It’s been a very busy first quarter and it’s time to do some reassessing about life, the universe and everything.

There’s lots of info on this site and I’m past wanting to regurgitate what I’ve already said a dozen times. After blogging for eight years, five days a week — that’s over 2000 blogs, never mind all the questions answered and articles written — I’ve said it and said it again. If you want to hunt it out for free it’s here, somewhere, on this site. I have search functions on both the site and the blog that will help you find what you want.

If you want the information laid out in a systematic way so you can implement it 1, 2, 3, it’s in one of my books. Just find the right one, read it and then DO IT! It’s not enough to know, folks. To have a different outcome you have to DO something different.

I’m off to spend more time in my garden, painting, writing my kids’ fiction, and travelling with my children while they still want to hang out with me. I’ll still answer some of your questions — the ones that I haven’t yet answered or that strike me particularly interesting. And I might post them on the site from time to time.

I’m going to leave MyMoneyMyChoices.com up for as long as I can but someone has been trying to hack both this site and the MMMC site, and as soon as they’re successful, all of it will come down. I have no desire to spend loads of effort/money defending these sites.

It’s been a blast. I hope you’ve learned what you need to make your life just the way you want it to be.

g

138 Responses to “So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish”

  1. avatar Pam-Nova Scotia Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 5:25 am

    I will miss you Gail ~ I have loved sharing my morning coffee with you and your Blog each morning for years. You have helped me be the financially independent person I am, with your voice in my head when making money decisions. Thank you for all your help, and for sharing your life with all of us. Although I am so sad to see this end, I totally understand your decision and wish you much happiness enjoying your life and your family.

  2. Thank you for all your advice over the years. Enjoy your time off!

  3. Love you Gail and wish you all the best in your future endeavours. Hope you get to leave the site up…my daughter will be going to college in 3 years and she could really use all the great info on here. Hugs to you! Enjoy your kids – they do grow up way too fast. Thanks for the ride. Hope to see you on Twitter and Facebook though! 🙂

  4. Thank you for all your blog posts. I really enjoyed reading them. Enjoy your next chapter in life and I do hope to see you pop up with a surprise post every now and then.

    Take care,
    Cathy

  5. Wow! An immense thank you for all your work and the years I’ve spent reading this blog as part of my early morning routine. Thank you for all the things I’ve learned on so many different things. I wish you all the best in whatever it is you do. Cheers!

  6. avatar Laureen Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Than you!
    I’ve benefitted so much from your books!
    Enjoyed your TV and radio shows!
    I’ll miss your opinions on finances and current events!
    Take care!
    Laureen

  7. All the best Gail… I was so grateful for the opportunity to spend a year writing here on Other Voices. Thank you so much!

    Take care
    Dayle

  8. avatar Sonia Davis-Johnson Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I can’t thank you enough for literally changing my life Gail! You taught me to finally take control of my life and a big part of that was how to handle money. I wish you all the best in the future, wherever that may take you.

    You are a teacher to so many in so many ways and your selfless ways is what will make your loyal readers keep wanting more.

    You are my inspiration! All the best and hope to see you again soon.

    Sonia

  9. Thank you for all your sensible and helpful advice.

  10. avatar Marie Andrée Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Gail,

    I will miss you! This first I do with my morning coffee is read your blog. Thanks for giving so much of yourself to help out others. You are my idol; we need more people like to help educate our next generation about money. Wishing happiness, blue skies, and fields full of periwinkles!!

  11. If it was’t for Debt Free Forever I would be in serious trouble, thank you! I will miss you!

  12. I am truly going to miss you Gail. Reading your post is such an inspiration in my daily life, it brings me back to focus when I stray. I hope the site will continue on, shame on those hackers. Enjoy your time and travels and thank you so much for all that you do.

  13. Thank you so much. Started using your jar system and continue to do so – makes life so much easier.

  14. Thank you Gail, for everything. I am now debt free because of your help and info.
    Enjoy your time off, garden season is on its way. Enjoy your life. Thanks for stepping up and
    helping me figure out money and life.

  15. Hey Gail,

    I read your blog every morning, that’s just how I start my day. 7 years ago I sent you a question regarding my finances as a single mom (Even though your show was about couples back then) and you answered me. I was a young mom and I didn’t think anyone really cared about me. I sent my question not expecting a responds but you did answer my questions and you helped me so much.

    Now I’m still a single mom but my son and I are happy, healthy and financially secure. I bought my house at 24 years old after paying of all my debt and following all your saving advice. I also got my license and both a car. This year I will be taking my first vacation since my son was born 9 years ago. We’re going to Europe (London, Italy and France) all paid for. I’m going to miss you so much and thank you for everything. My family couldn’t give me all the great advice that you have provided me through the years, so thank for teaching me.

    All the best

    From a single mom

  16. All the best Gail, and thanks for everything you’ve done for us.

  17. avatar Jutebug Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 8:55 am

    You have given us so much information over the years, thank you so much! Peace and love!!!

  18. avatar $unnyoutlook Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Did anyone else think this was an April Fools joke or was that just me? I was waiting for the punch line at the end, but alas there was none. Guess it’s real. Understandable, but still sad.

  19. Thank you Gail…you have been a life saver for so many….enjoy your time doing the things you love with those you cherish. God bless!

  20. avatar carolyn Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I have enjoyed your posts over the years. It became a morning ritual with my coffee. Learned alot with you no nonence approach. Thank you. I wish you much happiness and joy in the future.

  21. I’m still going with April fools

  22. avatar Melanie Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for everything Gail! I will miss you!
    For everyone that is looking for a new blog to read. Try this one: http://youngandthrifty.ca/blog/ It’s not our Gail, but it will have to do. 🙂

  23. avatar Brittaney Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I will miss the daily reads over my morning coffee. Thanks for helping me through university and job hunting to budget.

    Enjoy all the free time!

  24. avatar Kateydid Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Thank you Gail for all of your sharing and wisdom. Best wishes for your new adventures.

  25. Thank you for everything, you have taught us all so much and have saved many us from going down the wrong path.

    You have given so many the skills to handle money that they where not taught by their parents and by doing so you have literally saved people stress about overpaid bills, house foreclosure, etc. Thank you and good luck with your new path in life

  26. All of the best to you Gail – I’m quite certain that I’ve watched every single episode of Til Debt do us Part, Princess and Money Moron, and followed your blog for YEARS…I will really miss it. You deserve a break and time to relax and spend with your kids – I hope it’s all wonderful. Take care…

  27. Though I sincerely hope this is an April Fool’s prank, I will take this opportunity to say thank you, Gail. I’ve learned so much reading/watching you, and not only about finances, and aspire to be as comfortable in my skin as you are in yours.

  28. avatar Christine Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for all the great advice! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog but as with all good things I knew it would have to come to an end.

    Enjoy your time focusing on your other pursuits!

  29. Gail, thanks so much for all you’ve done over the years. I’ve watched every episode of all your shows at least twice, and have read your blog every morning for several years. I’ve seen you speak twice, and finally got a chance to meet you during your book tour a couple of months ago, and have heard every one of your shows on News Talk 1010. I have a lot of admiration and respect for you, and I wish you all the best in whatever your future holds. You always end your radio show with “What one thing are you going to do today to make your life better? What one thing will you do to make someone else’s life better?” You have made so many people’s lives better over the years with your ‘tough love’ and advice, and now it’s time to focus on making your life as wonderful as it can be. Enjoy your children, your garden and your painting (and whatever other new passions you discover), but never forget how much of a difference you’ve made and how much you’ll be missed in the ‘public eye.’

  30. avatar Brenda OConnor Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Dear Gail, my hubby Greg and I met you two weeks ago in Cobourg!! We did the crazy photo and want to thank you for your wisdom, charisma and wonderful outlook on life. WE try to do our best and impart that same wisdom to our girls too. We hope to see you again! Wishing you a fabulous hiatus!! hugs from us in Oakville! if you are ever in the neighbourhood, I will put on the kettle and serve you a cuppa!!

  31. I will miss this blog so much ! It has been a daily routine to read/re read for inspiration!

    Thanks for all your advice Gail

  32. avatar Adrianna Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Reading this blog has been a part of my daily routine and I will miss it so much. You have made all the difference in my life with you money advice. I can never thank you enough for sharing your wisdom.

    I hope this next chapter brings you every happiness! You deserve it.

  33. Thank you Gail. I am on my way to debt free. Without you and your books I would never be able to retire. All the best and great gardening.

  34. avatar MaureenN Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you so much for everything Gail. You completely changed our lives and for this we will forever be grateful. It has been a real joy knowing you and we will continue to follow your career. Hope you have a great time doing the fun things you want to do – you deserve some leisure time.

    Love Maureen and Mark

  35. Thank you Gail-you have been an amazing inspiration and you have done so much for so many people. I wish you all the best in your beautiful life!
    Thank you thank you thank you!

  36. Thanks Gail. I’ll miss reading the blog every day.

    All the best for your future.

  37. Thank you so much for your time and effort on this site ! Reading you has been part of my routine for the last six years… I will truly miss this !! Enjoy your time with your kids, and all the best for the future !

  38. avatar Charlotte Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you so much for all your posts and your great books! I will be sorry to see you go, but completely understand. Best of luck in the future!

  39. avatar WeeBit67 Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Will miss you Gail and wish you nothing but happy times doing the things you love and enjoying life.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the info and help you’ve given us over the years – you’ve truly made such a positive impact on our lives!

    All the best!!

  40. avatar Ashley P Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Have a wonderful time off Gail! You will be missed while you’re away – reading your blog every morning has really helped me stay on track, even if what I’m reading is something you have said a million times across all your different media.

  41. avatar SimpleRyan Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Waaaaah Gwaaaan Gail!!

    Well my dear friend – what to say that hasn’t already been said.

    You’ll definitely be missed. Your advice has helped thousands of people across the country to create a better life & future for themselves, and their families.

    Your words of wisdom have inspired many to get up off their ass and finally take that first step towards getting out of debt.

    I personally have learned so much from you. I truly truly enjoy all the conversations we’ve had, and the insights you’ve given me.

    Although you won’t be blogging anymore on the site on a regular basis – your words will still live on in all the books, articles and thousands of blog posts that you’ve written.

    I wish you nothing but the best! Nothing but continued success and happiness in this next stage of your life…and I KNOW you’ll be enjoying every moment of it.

    One love homegirl!
    Ryan

  42. avatar Karen M Says:
    April 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Dear Gail

    You will always be the inspiration for me to give my money wings. It provides freedom, pleasures and practical loveliness. I will miss you each and every morning – please know what a difference you have made in our lives.

    One Love,

    Karen M

  43. Just Thanks!!!

  44. Thank you for all of the life and financial advice you have provided to the masses. You have made a difference in many peoples lives. Much gratitude,

    Janine

  45. I have read your posts every morning for the past 4+ years. Your shows and books have been an inspiration. My kids of 9 & 12 are growing up financially sound and like to say that they are not money morons. All the best in your future.

  46. I know that you sometimes expressed frustration at not being able to change the general population’s habits. However, there are so, so, many people whose lives you DID improve immeasurably with your wisdom and wit. Your silence will be a loss but I have no doubt that many of your fans will do their best to spread your message. Thank you and all the best for the next chapter.

  47. Gail, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for teaching me through your books, tv shows and this wonderful website and blog about how to live the life I wanted debt free! As much as I will miss my daily blog posts you more than deserve to stop blogging! You’ve changed millions of lives with your words, including mine, and for that I thank you. Have a happy life!!!!!

  48. avatar Victoria Says:
    April 2, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    That’s disappointing. Especially the parts about not wanting to bother defending your websites from hacking.

  49. Also hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    But I hope you know how much you have helped so many individuals. A lot of people struggle with financial illiteracy and your honest approach works for “regular” people.

    I think one of the most important things you’ve done is helped get rid of the stigma about talking about finances and debt across Canada. And called out bad lending practices, various scams, and the bs that is the credit score system.

    THANK YOU! And enjoy what ever comes next.

  50. Thanks for everything Gail! I slowed down on responding but kept up the reading. Best wishes in future endeavours.

    PS to the scumbags trying to hack this site… really? Get a life.

  51. Goodbye Gail – you’ve been an awesome morning companion over the years – first one on my morning read list. Will truly miss your blog learned so much from your insight and research. How wonderful for you to know, without any doubt, that you’ve made a lasting difference with your work in many lives. My adult daughter has all your books. Your next chapter awaits. Thank you!!!

  52. Thank you so much Gail!! It was because of you that I got completely out of debt and stayed that way years ago and now my daughter has also learned the same principles of living within your means, having an emergency fund and saving. I can’t thank you enough.. you changed my life!! Wishing you and your family all the best in the future 🙂

  53. Dear Gail,
    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog for many years. I’ve learned so much. Thank you for everything. You are a true inspiration.
    I wish you great success and happiness on your new adventures.
    With best wishes,
    Sarah

  54. Thanks for everything Gail. Enjoy yourself.

    I am also going to miss some of the commentators. I really enjoyed a lot of what they said.

  55. I have really enjoyed reading this blog Gail. It has been apart of my morning routine for years. Thanks for all your great advice and encouragement to lead a debt-free life.

  56. Thanks so much for all your wisdom and humour over the years. Will definitely miss you.

    Nancy

  57. Hi Gail..

    I agree with what you would want to do — life is happier if we do have the time to spend it most with those who matters most. Its about the honey and not the money! (or to some, whatever makes life sweeter, the bees buzzing around, kids, pets)

    Just about when I would want to ask you — how can I be like you? 🙂 (seriously, I am dreaming of becoming an accidental guru)

    Hope we can chat soon. I heard you’re going to my kid’s school this Thursday but it got cancelled. Hope to finally meet you soon!

    Dianne

  58. I can’t even fathom what debt hole I would be in today if I didn’t start putting into practice all the wonderful advice found in your books/blog. Although I wish I could express my gratitude in some other way, all I can say for now is “thank you”. Your blunt, honest approach with a dash of humour made its way into my daily routine (reading your blog) and I will miss it and you. Enjoy your ME time Gail!

  59. Thank you. You’re blog and tv shows are the reason I applied for a job I thought was a long shot, 5 years ago when my Maternity benefits ran out. Now I have a great career, and my kids and I save 50% of each paycheque. Thank you.

  60. Thank you Gail for all of your wisdom over the years. It was a pleasure meeting you in Edmonton the past couple of book tours. I will miss reading you everyday and enjoying your candor and sense of humour. Live long and prosper you lovely lady.

  61. Thanks to your straight talking, I was able to get out of debt. For that I thank you.

  62. All the best Gail, as much as I wish this was an April fools joke!

    You don’t know me but you’ve had quite an impact on my life. 10 years ago you helped me leave a devastating and financially abusive marriage.

    Two weeks ago I became completely debt free and for the first time in my life had a positive net worth, an emergency fund, and some retirement savings.

    I always appreciated that you championed saving throughout the repayment process. It’s given me a foundation of financial self esteem for the first time in my life. Now I am able to reroute those debt payments directly to my security funds.

    Bless you and all the best. Plant lots of perennial bulbs they’ve got fantastic ROI! 🙂

  63. avatar Shanaberry Says:
    April 5, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Been following you for years, Gail, and following your advice helped me & my husband get out of debt! I’m in a similar boat – just been laid off and reassessing what I want to do for the next 20 years… But getting some R&R in the meantime! Have a great time & enjoy your break!! Your ‘voice’ will be missed!

  64. avatar Melissa Says:
    April 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I feel like I lost my bff 🙁 this is depressing for all of us…but alas, you have earned a well deserved “retirement”. While I love the financial advice, I am going to miss the recipes and your general musings about life most. I loved reading about your life, and how very normal you are. It always felt like motherly/sisterly/ friend advice whether it be gardening, reading, painting or parenting. Thank you for all these years of life and love. I wish you all the best. xoxo

  65. Thank you Gail for all that you have done for us all these years. Your wisdom, sincerity, and kindness will always be remembered. Thank you for taking the time to write back each time I had a question. You have made huge difference in our family’s financial journey and I will be forever grateful for all your practical lessons which have pulled us out of a mountain of debt and onto a secure path for the future. I have read your blog everyday for the past 5 years, watched your tv shows, read all your books, and listened to your fun and educational radio programs. It was a pleasure to meet you at a book signing. Your warm and generous spirit radiates to all those around you. I will greatly miss reading your blog each morning. All the very best with your next adventure.

  66. Thank you Gail. I have learned so much. You have inspired me to achieve financial literacy.

  67. Thanks Gail. Enjoy your time off!

  68. 42!

    Well, I should say I will miss you, but I can’t when you’re prioritizing, and going to go out and enjoy your life.

    Would love to see some of your art from time to time…. and why can’t hackers leave well enough alone eh? Stupid people. Hope the site can stay up awhile for the people that need it.

    Enjoy!

  69. Gail,

    I wanted to post something today, as This & That was my favourite element of your blog week. Knowing when it is time to move on is a difficult thing to judge, and clearly you can see from all the posts that have come before mine that you have left us all wanting more. That being said, you must do what feels right and I suspect in doing so you will once again serve as a model for the rest of us.

    Your sensible advice, your humour, your honesty, and your passion to teach have been embedded in everything you have done, and I’ve learned so much from reading, listening, watching, and admiring your work. What a gift you’ve given us. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet you. I hope that the knowledge that you have improved so many lives is a gift for *you* to embrace. Very few people are in the fortunate position to effect positive change, and you have done so in spades.

    Thank you.

  70. Thank-you for the wonderful advice and wisdom over the years, Gail. I was proud & grateful for the chance to write for your Other Voices blog for almost two years. I have enjoyed your shows and your blog posts and wish you all the best with whatever you pursue next. Cheers!

  71. Gail! I was holding out hope that this was an April Fools 🙂

    Your advice, insight and wisdom has been invaluable to me for so many years – I wish you all the very best in whatever you choose to do next and thank you thank you thank you for being a part of my daily routine through the blog for so long!

    I always learned something each day – and always enjoyed the Thursday This & That edition! Those ones are my favourites.

  72. I’ve learned so so much from you and I often use the search function when I need help and reliable advice! Thanks for everything and the yummy recipes too. All the best xoxo

  73. I keep coming back to your blog hoping you’ve changed your mind and there’s a post here waiting for me to read. I hope you are so enjoying your summer Gail!

  74. Wow. I had no idea you are taking a break!

    Please come back soon!

  75. avatar Theresa Says:
    May 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Thank you for all that you do to help people. I love watching your common sense approach.

  76. I’m not much of a TV watcher, but I remember stumbling on Til Debt Do Us Part and thoroughly enjoying the show. I introduced your show to my then girlfriend (now wife) and she became hooked as well. We were just as wasteful as most collegiate students even though I was studying Finance and she Accounting, but little by little, week by week we smartened up about money and got our acts together. We graduated with combined debts of $100k, but living frugally for a couple of years, and implementing the jar system has led us to the point where, we are debt free forever, building our nest eggs, planning to grow our family and loving each and every day. Thank you Gail.

  77. Thank you for your help and inspiration Gail, you have helped my husband and I raise his credit score from the 500’s to the 700’s and encouraged us to become tough with ourselves and track where we were wasting money. You helped us run our family more like a business and after helping so many others I’m really happy for you that you are taking time out for yourself. We have used all of your spreadsheets and resources to create our budget and plan better for the future. Thanks again!

  78. Hi Gail: I am glad for you that you are taking this much-needed break. Although I have only started watching your show a year ago, I have implemented many of your ideas and the jar system. I now keep a binder that figures where the fixed and variable expenditures go, as well. Living on an extremely fixed income, and still having debt that requires paying off is tough, but with your help, the debt is slowly but surely going away and the future finally looks brighter than it has in years. Thank you so very much for your wisdom, and your wonderful sense of humour, and please do enjoy your time off. You’ve made a lot of people happy to know you!

  79. Good luck Gail! The blog will always be waiting for you when you are ready to return!

  80. Hello,

    I am happy that you are taking time for yourself and your family; they and you are the most important things in life.

    I would like to thank you for all that you have done, said and written.

    I hope the hackers are not successful because my colleague and I are following the MMMC 23 step program. It has made a difference in our lives. It has made it more peaceful (not worrying and having more control on our money) and it has made us more financially sound and aware.

    I had been recording my spending for years but your program actually made me analyse it. in just a year and a half, I have made leaps and bounds in our financial situation from not being able to save to able to save 6%. Still working towards saving 10%+. the program also kicked me into doing the things I have been putting off for years – insurance, will, guardianship, etc.

    Thank you for all.

    take care of yourself and enjoy your family.
    Joanne

  81. Wow! Have not been on the site for over a year and was somewhat surprised that Gail needed some time off. She is a VERY busy lady! Taugh me the difference between need and want. One of the most important lessons I have ever learned in my life. My parents did a good job, but….Gail taught me something they didn’t. Mortgage is now paid off. Lessons of money have been learned. I have learned a lot about investing from Mr. Money Moustache. Index funds are my new best friend.
    Enjoy your time off Gail! I look forward to the time that I can take some time off! Within 10 years I hope!
    Thank you! Your advise made me think twice. About so much. Enjoy the ME time!
    Diane

  82. Gail, I just wanted to say thank you. I started watching your show, “Til Debt Do Us Part” in 2014 and it honestly changed my life. I started working on my debt by budgeting with the jars and then I decided that I would plan to pay off my debt within a year. I watched your show when I needed motivation not to spend. I used your worksheets and listened to your tough advise for those on the show and I paid off $21,350 in a year. I think you are truely an inspiration and you are the reason that I was able to change my spending habits and get control of my financial health. Thank you!

  83. avatar Heather Says:
    July 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks Gail for all you hard work. You changed my life and how I handle money. For that, I am forever grateful. Enjoy your time off, you’ve earned it!

  84. Gail, thank you for the financial education and life lessons! I have learned from you and I have practiced what I have learned and I am better off today for it! Cheers to you and a Big Hug!!!!!

  85. avatar Kristine Says:
    July 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Wow, Gail! Just read this. I wish you all the best. I hope you know how much you have helped so many people, even in the US. Having my teenage daughter walk through the living room while I was watching “Princess” and her becoming transfixed and watching it with me, no doubt did her a world of good. I know it did. Hubby and I enjoyed Til Debt Do Us Part. Made us feel better about swimming upstream and avoiding debt in consumerist LI, NY. You once even answered my question vie e-mail- I asked what the US equivalent to the RRSP (?) was. My little girl is now 22, at her first job, making more money than I ever did–I am sending her links to some of your talks, as she has asked me for good financial advice. You have done your part helping people. Godspeed, and I wish you all the best. You’ve done what you could, and very well at that. Thank you.

  86. I can’t believe you’re hanging it up. I got hooked on “till Debt Do Us Part during the financial crisis in 2008. My husband is a banker and it was a scary time but your show made me feel like I could make it if we lost everything. We’ve always been thrifty which is tough when everybody around you spends all they make and more so your advice validated how we lived. Thanks for all you have done to educate people on financial responsibility. Best wishes for a happy time puttering in your garden, traveling with your kids and doing all the things that recharge your batteries. Forever in your debt.

  87. avatar Rosemary Says:
    July 18, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Heard you on CBC Radio do your last interview before retirement! Congratulations and thanks for all of your words of wisdom. Have a great life painting, travelling the world, reading more fantastic books and being with your family. Happy times to you!

  88. avatar Maureen Says:
    July 20, 2016 at 1:17 am

    My brother and I watch and re-watch all of the Til Debt do Us Part and Money Moron shows. Even now, I still take tidbits from each of them and see myself and my husband (in parts) in different episodes.

    I got to thinking this morning; were there people who applied to the show that you were not able to help? I’m thinking you have pulled some awesome rabbits out of the hat, and I recall a couple of episodes where the people were just too resistant and I wondered if there were people whose situation was so bad you weren’t able to do anything for them. Morbid curiosity, I suppose.

    My sister gave me an autographed copy of your last book and I actually read it cover to cover.

    Good luck to you. Hopefully you’ll feel the need to return to doing this so we can all benefit once again.

  89. I’m so grateful to you for all of your advice. My husband and I turned our financial life around thanks to you. I have money saved to put my kids through University again, thanks to you. I interviewed you once for a magazine article I wrote (earning money to pay down my debt) and that conversation had a profound effect on me. I wish you a happy, relaxing and profitable retirement!

  90. Can you hear my deep, emotional belly groan? I just read about your retirement on CBC. I think it’s wonderful…and supremely awful.

    The people who own the distribution rights to your shows…are they “for real?” Can they not smell a “rich financial moment” when they see it…before it goes poof and becomes mere memory?

    They need to put DVD’s out A.S.A.P.

    Gail! A note to you: even when your hair turns grey (like mine) and the rest of your parts fall like gravity (like mine)…please reconsider coming out of retirement at some point in the future.

    You are so genuinely loved.

  91. avatar ELizabeth Thompson Says:
    July 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Just heard about your retirement on the CBC! So sorry (for all of us) to hear it, but so pleased for you! Enjoy yourself, live life, have fun – you’ve earned every bit of it for what you’ve done for so many. I started watching Til Debt Do Us Part when I was off on disability, and it was inspiring! Ièm not in a relationship, but I could see the parallels, other people making the same mistakes. And, that was the magic – not just reading examples, but seeing it happen to people as blind and oblivious as I was. I reduced the wasteful buying of crap, stopped getting stuff èjust becauseè, and, incidentally, reduced certain hoarderish tendencies. Iève seen your other shows and read several of your books. I still have some consumer debt, but itès almost gone, not going up! Thank you so much for everything and all the best. At least weèll always have your books to guide us!

  92. CHEESE! Gail, if you are ever in the Toronto, GTA area (for what ever reason),
    Please consider this an INVITE to visit our farm 🙂
    Please bring a friend, family, companions……….

    We are a small Goat Dairy just north and west of Toronto. About an hour and 20 minutes (if traffic is good)

    River’s Edge Goat Dairy, North East corner of Hwy 6 and Hwy 9, we are on Hwy 9.
    8102 Wellington Road 109 to be precise.
    519-848-2203
    or email
    farm@goatmilkproducts.ca

    We have staff every day, but it would be a honor to give you and your entourage a tour and a tasting of our “on farm” goat cheeses

    enjoy your time off

    Will and Katie

  93. You’ve been an inspiration to us all Gail. Loved watching Till Debt Do Us Part with my wife and seeing you whip people into financial shape. Your impact on the financial welfare of Canadians can’t be overstated.

    Enjoy your well earned time off. I’m sure it isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from you 🙂

  94. I just wanted to send a big huge thank you and virtual hug for all that you’ve done Gail. You’ve helped so many people; saved marriages and families, helped people retire with security, and young people into post secondary. You’ve helped single moms (like me) not struggle and even have comfort and security for themselves and their kids. You’ve been a lifesaver. Let each one of us that learned for Gail, pass it on to our kids, our friends, co-workers and anyone that is interested. Download her excel documents, encourage people to use them. Thank you Gail!!!!!!!! Enjoy this next phase of your life. We’ll miss you. Happy retirement!! 🙂

  95. avatar Creative me Says:
    July 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Best wishes on your next chapter, Gail! You will have time to visit the ‘Restaurant at the End of the Universe’ (another Douglas Adam reference). I hope you will keep this website up for all the people that love your advice, like me. ((Many hugs))

  96. avatar psychsarah Says:
    July 25, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for everything you have done for all of us over the years. This site is rich with knowledge, and I have directed many people here. I will continue to use the resources and share them with others as long as they are available 🙂 Enjoy your other endeavours (can’t wait to read your kid fiction!). Hugs to you!

  97. avatar Deborah Says:
    July 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Dear Gail,

    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us. I very much appreciate all of your tips and financial advice which has helped me tremendously. From your TV shows, to radio, to your books know that you have made a difference in people’s lives. That is wonderful that you will be spending more time with family, writing, gardening and enjoying life in general.

    THANK YOU again!

    Blessings always.

    Deborah

  98. You are a national treasure really and I will not be surprised if you eventually receive an honour such as the Order of Canada.

    I first saw you on a TVO midday broadcast decades ago and you were just as sensible, clear, knowledgeable, funny and gracious then as you have been all these years.

    Congratulations on having done so much for so many.

  99. …was just mo-zee-ing around your neighbourhood today…hoping to catch a glimpse of you in the “window”…

    …heavy sigh…

    nothin’.

    dang.

  100. I just wanted to post to say I REALLY appreciated your advice, your books, and the TV shows (Money Moron, and Til’ Debt Do Us Part). I am sad that they are no longer on, and I live outside Canada (so streaming isn’t available). I wish there was someone with your grasp of finances, and ability to communicate, available in the states.

    I made terrible decisions getting out on my own after college, but thankfully stumbled across your advice early. Thank you so much. I never dunked too far below the surface thanks to your budgeting advice. I do have moments of weakness, but they are never so detrimental because I catch myself. I wouldn’t say I’m “successful” yet, but I am definitely holding my head right at the water level. I would give you a great big hug if I could! I refer most of my friends with money problems to your sound advice- even though most of my friends are stateside your advice still holds up.

    Again, thank you. I hope you do come back (even if it’s the same advice). Some people just need to be beaten over the head, and for others your show is a GREAT way to communicate about money without a fight (seeing the mistakes other people make that you might too). I know it must be painful when people expect you to fix things without putting in the effort but I really REALLY appreciated it.

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