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Retirement anxiety: Even the secure have questions – The Globe and Mail

Retirement anxiety: Even the secure have questions – The Globe and Mail

DARRYL DYCK FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL When Jeannette Gallant and Stephen Rautenbach sat down last fall with their financial adviser, the Vancouver couple asked the question that looms large for baby boomers like them: Will there be enough money for retirement? Ms. Gallant, 56, a part-time manager of a non-profit sports club and bar, […]

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Working past 65 is no tragedy

Working past 65 is no tragedy

Getty Images Earlier this week there was extensive mass media coverage of the latest Sun Life “Unretirement” survey, which found more Canadians now expect to work full-time at age 66 than the number who are retired. Given that the traditional retirement age has been 65, and remains the age many older investors think of collecting Old Age […]

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Financial freedom is just $4.5-million away – The Globe and Mail

Financial freedom is just $4.5-million away – The Globe and Mail

paisan191/Getty Images/iStockphoto Let’s put a price on freedom. Many of us dream of being able to walk away from work, supporting ourselves solely on income from our investment portfolios. But what does that fantasy really mean? The ideal arrangement would be to take as little risk as possible. We would live on only dividends and […]

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Snowbirds, beware: The taxman’s foreign reporting rules just got trickier – The Globe and Mail

Snowbirds, beware: The taxman’s foreign reporting rules just got trickier – The Globe and Mail

Thinkstock No matter what age I am, I look forward to continually learning. I’m reminded of the snowbirds who were travelling in Florida and were receiving a lesson in geography along the way. The man and his wife were on the way to their Florida home for the winter and were driving through the town […]

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Forget downsizing, these grandparents want to stay in their Ottawa house – The Globe and Mail

Forget downsizing, these grandparents want to stay in their Ottawa house – The Globe and Mail

Cole Burston for The Globe and Mail For nearly 40 years Brian and Kay Irvine have lived in their Ottawa home, which her parents built in 1949. The grandparents of five, who are both in their 80s, can’t see themselves living anywhere else. “It’s a good house, it’s in a good location, and it’s close […]

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Advice for the Sandwich Generation

Advice for the Sandwich Generation

The baby boomer generation often feels betwixt and between when it comes to responsibility for the generations in front and behind it. It can seem overwhelming if you are simultaneously caring for young children or funding grown kids for college while also having to care for elderly parents. This is why this generation has been […]

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<a href=http://www.theretiringbusinessowner.com/time-sell-business/ target=_blank >Is it Time to Sell Your Business?</a>

Is it Time to Sell Your Business?

By Adrian C. Spitters, FCSI®, CFP®, FMA Down through the years, one of the better ways to wealth was to start, run, then sell your business. The more visible businesses were either franchises (Subway, McDonald’s, etc), businesses that took advantage of current trends (LuluLemon, Zappo’s, Plenty of Fish) or Internet-based ideas like Facebook and Twitter. […]

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How much should you save for retirement? | BrighterLife.ca

How much should you save for retirement? | BrighterLife.ca

You’ve decided you need to save for retirement by contributing to a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or your company pension plan. The question is, how much will you need and how much should you save? Unfortunately there isn’t one simple answer. “The older you are when you start your retirement savings plan, the higher […]

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Boomers: Why aren’t retirement ads reflecting my reality? – The Globe and Mail

Boomers: Why aren’t retirement ads reflecting my reality? – The Globe and Mail

Matthew Sherwood for The Globe and Mail Moses Znaimer sat in the middle of his Zoomerplex offices in west-side Toronto, as flummoxed as anyone else. The topic of the interview was advertising’s depiction of aging. Mr. Znaimer’s ZoomerMedia Ltd., which has TV, radio and magazine properties, is all built around portraying the vibrancy and lively […]

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Renting in retirement? 10 cases where it might be right for you | Financial Post

Renting in retirement? 10 cases where it might be right for you | Financial Post

Illustration by Chloe Cushman/National Post Home ownership is the deeply ingrained Great Canadian Dream. Adding to the dream is retiring as a homeowner without debt. Although that dream is alive and well, and something that most retirees hope for, there can be some very good reasons not to be a homeowner in retirement. Read more… […]

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