How My Retirement Plans Got Derailed – Big Time

In previous posts I have described how I started working at a major bank when my husband had a serious work place accident. This “temporary” job lasted for almost twenty-five years. I won’t get into the reasons why I left but will continue the story from there....

How This Couple Spends Their Retirement Travelling

This is a guest post from long time reader Gary Daniels. We retired in 2006; I am 66 and my wife Margaret is 63.  We started collecting CPP at 60 and of course OAS at 65. We’re now in our 7th year of retirement and we are very happy (although it took us three years to...

How To Overcome Financial Inertia

In-er-tia: a property of matter where it remains at rest or in uniform motion unless otherwise acted upon; a tendency to keep things as they are. Financial Inertia: It’s easy to do nothing Despite all the advice to think ahead, set goals, work at achieving your goals,...

On Job Security And Preparing For The Worst

The funny thing about job security is that everyone thinks they have it until they don’t.  Most of us can’t imagine a scenario where we’ll get laid off until something unexpected sneaks up on us. In 1993-94, Alberta Premier Ralph Klein set out to eliminate a...

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