Déficit zéro: A personal finance show that gives Quebecers tools and advice

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Starting January 9, at 7:30 p.m., Télé-Québec will broadcast Déficit zéro, an informative and entertaining magazine that meets with people who want to improve the quality of their lives by gaining control over their personal finances. Every week, well-known business journalist René Vézina coaches the participants through the process of solving a financial dilemma. He helps them define their needs, then, with expert advice, implement solutions.

René Vézina

These periodic windows on participants’ lives over the course of the year make TV viewers witnesses of an adventure whose outcome may really surprise them!

Segments with experts are shot and included in the show to cover topics that complement the human experience that is the cornerstone of Déficit zéro. This means that each show takes an in-depth look at an issue of interest to a large audience. Whether it’s buying your first home, the problem of spiralling debt, using credit cards or teaching your kids the true value of money, many issues can be addressed that affect all of us different degrees.

René Vézina hosts Déficit zéro to advise and assist Quebecers by showing them that they can be smart about managing their personal finances without diminishing their quality of life.

Biography of René Vézina

Columnist and blogger for the newspaper Les Affaires, René Vézina has been a journalist for 35 years. He was editor-in-chief of Les Affaires from 2002 – 2005; prior to that he headed Commerce magazine. For three years he also hosted the show Finances on the TVA network. He continues to do radio, with daily morning and afternoon segments on 98.5 FM in Montreal, and frequently contributes to radio shows across Quebec. The challenge he has always set himself is to make the economy understandable to those who experience its impact in their daily lives. René Vézina also appears four times a week on the show Ça commence bien!, where he keeps TV viewers on top of the latest business and economic news.

Production Information

Host: René Vézina

Lead Researcher: Angélique Richer

Researchers: Mélanie Paquette and Isabelle Paré

Production Manager: Vicky Talbot

Director: Michaël Lalancette

Executive Director: Claude Fafard

Line Producer: France Racine

Executive Producer: Sylvia Côté

Production: TC Media Production Quebec, 2012.

Organizations: Commerce magazine, TVA

Geographic location: Quebec, Montreal

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