Retirement Planning Advice For Singles

Retirement planning advice for singles is similar to that for couples – track your expenses, clear up debt, automate your savings, and keep investment costs low. However, being single, whether by choice, or as a result of being widowed or divorced, presents some...

How To Convert Your RRSP To A RRIF

When I worked in banking, on December 31 we usually closed the branch at 3 pm so us bankers could get a head start on our New Year’s Eve partying. One year, at about 2:55 pm, a fellow sat down in my office and told me he needed to convert his RRSP to a RRIF. He had...

Old Age Security (OAS) Explained

Old Age Security (OAS) was originally intended to be a universal program to provide income support payments to Canadian seniors. It is one of the cornerstones of Canada’s retirement income system. It is not a pension plan. You don’t make contributions. OAS is a...

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