Women, Wealth, and Retirement

Women, Wealth, and Retirement

One of my very first financial planning clients was a single woman in her late 40s named Rachel who lived in Toronto and worked as a self-employed consultant to the not-for-profit sector. She made good money but lacked the confidence to manage her day-to-day finances...
3 Reasons To Take CPP At Age 70

3 Reasons To Take CPP At Age 70

It might seem counterintuitive to spend down your own retirement savings while at the same time deferring government benefits such as CPP and OAS past age 65. But that’s precisely the type of strategy that can increase your income, save on taxes, and protect...
Examining Canadians’ RRSP Contribution Habits

Examining Canadians’ RRSP Contribution Habits

It’s perhaps the greatest tax-planning tool available to Canadians, yet RRSPs still remains a mystery to some and are underutilized by many. BMO’s 9th annual RRSP study digs into the data to examine Canadians’ RRSP contribution habits and highlight key trends. Average...

A Realistic Retirement Income Target

In The Essential Retirement Guide, author Fred Vettese argues that the widely accepted retirement income target of 70 percent of final pay is too high. A more realistic retirement income target, according to Mr. Vettese, may be closer to 50 percent and in some cases...

Is Every Day A Saturday In Retirement?

Is every day a Saturday in retirement? That’s what behavioural scientists Dan Ariely and Aline Holzwarth claimed in a recent study about retirement income. The premise being that when you’re no longer working 40 hours a week (or more) all of a sudden you have 40...

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