Monthly Archives: October 2014

Majority of Canadians can’t afford to retire: Conference Board report

Reuters – A retired couple take in the ocean during a visit to the beach in La Jolla, California January 8, 2013 A majority of working age Canadians in a recent survey said they did not believe they were saving

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Caring for an aging population

Surveys show a large number of Canadians stubbornly expect governments to pay for their future long-term care costs, but we don’t have a plan in place. Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby, National Post | Cash-strapped provincial governments face a monumental

Posted in Long Term Care

Approaching retirement: Beware that final five-year stretch

  Ian McGugan The Globe and Mail The final half-decade in the labour force can set you up for a comfortable retirement or leave you far behind. Working for just a few more years can dramatically shift the outlook for

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Should you contribute to your RRSP or pay down debt?

Even in today’s ultra-low interest rate environment, credit cards carry heavy interest charges and paying them off should be your first priority Melissa Leong- The Financial Post- When it comes to money decisions, it can be hard to figure out

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