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The Retiring Boomer™

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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For retired couples, pension splitting is a smart way to save on tax | Financial Post

For retired couples, pension splitting is a smart way to save on tax | Financial Post

Pension splitting is a smart way for couples to save tax upon retirement. The ability to transfer pension income from the higher-earning spouse or partner to the lower-earning spouse or partner permits that income to be taxed at a lower marginal tax rate. Read more… via For retired couples, pension splitting is a smart way […]

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It’s not just you: RRSP statement is a tough nut to crack – The Globe and Mail

It’s not just you: RRSP statement is a tough nut to crack – The Globe and Mail

Even if you rarely give your registered retirement savings plan quarterly statements a second glance most of the year, with the 2014 RRSP deadline approaching on March 2, chances are you’re a little more curious about how your investments are doing now. So go ahead. Open your newest statement and start digging through terms such […]

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Building the Ideal Portfolio

Building the Ideal Portfolio

By Adrian C. Spitters, FCSI®, CFP®, FMA Building the ideal portfolio requires a blueprint Your wealth is the culmination of your hard work, discipline, and astute management. Wealth equals freedom, yet growing and preserving your wealth can often pose significant challenges. Having true wealth not only presents opportunities, it also presents a multitude of complex challenges. […]

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RRSPs aren’t a bad idea – but consider other options as well – The Globe and Mail

RRSPs aren’t a bad idea – but consider other options as well – The Globe and Mail

Some ideas are just plain bad. I think of performance artist Linda Montano, who once completed a project where she tied herself to a man (another performance artist), 24-hours-a-day, for one year by a six-foot piece of rope. Bad ideas might also include anthropomorphic taxidermy, which is the practice of preserving the body of an […]

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