CPP’s perpetual head start

Private pensions face regulatory burdens that the Canada Pension Plan does not

CPP’s perpetual head start
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Private pensions face regulatory burdens that the Canada Pension Plan does not

The hard truth about CPP’s failures

Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

The hard truth about CPP’s failures
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Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

Any pension fund fiasco is one too many

The plight of Sears pensioners has once again ignited calls for change but the federal government seems content to sit on its hands

Any pension fund fiasco is one too many
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The plight of Sears pensioners has once again ignited calls for change but the federal government seems content to sit on its hands

Lessons from a contemplative life

At 67, I'm focusing on the things that are most important: family, friends, and challenging physical and mental pursuits

Lessons from a contemplative life
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At 67, I’m focusing on the things that are most important: family, friends, and challenging physical and mental pursuits

CPP reforms need a complete rethink

The 2016 CPP reforms were solutions in search of a problem – and don’t even solve the imagined problem

CPP reforms need a complete rethink
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The 2016 CPP reforms were solutions in search of a problem – and don’t even solve the imagined problem

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?

Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?
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Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

RRSP or TFSA? Sorting out an investor’s dilemma

TFSAs provide great options. If you build up the money in your TFSA while you’re working, you can draw from it tax-free any time

RRSP or TFSA? Sorting out an investor’s dilemma
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TFSAs provide great options. If you build up the money in your TFSA while you’re working, you can draw from it tax-free any time

Train the mind and grow happier

A new weekly column by Nicole Bernier explores how you can overcome negativity, particularly as you age

Train the mind and grow happier
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A new weekly column by Nicole Bernier explores how you can overcome negativity, particularly as you age

Aging population upending current interest rate policy

With the number of seniors living off retirement income rising, increasing interest rates no longer a precursor to a cooling economy

Aging population upending current interest rate policy
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With the number of seniors living off retirement income rising, increasing interest rates no longer a precursor to a cooling economy

Who benefits from an expanded CPP?

The government? Likely. High earners? Definitely. Middle-income earners? Unlikely. Low-income workers may even see a reduction in overall benefits

Who benefits from an expanded CPP?
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The government? Likely. High earners? Definitely. Middle-income earners? Unlikely. Low-income workers may even see a reduction in overall benefits