retirement savings

Book Review: Wealthing Like Rabbits

Book Review: Wealthing Like Rabbits

I don’t often review personal finance books because it seems to take an inordinate amount of time to wade through yet another statement of the obvious just to glean enough cogent information to give readers a taste of what the book is all about. But when I read accolades from the likes of Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Preet Bannerjee, Roma Luciw, Dan Bortolotti plus a whole bunch of my other favourite personal... »

Media scan: Week of March 9th

Media scan: Week of March 9th

I enjoyed our two week break from winter weather and from writing but now it’s back to spring weather (for as long as it lasts) and back to business. This week I wrote A Tale of Two Retirees and Cutting of WSIB payments at age 65 not a Charter violation for RetirementRedux. Author Gail Bowen: A Saskatchewan Success Story appeared on savewithspp.com and Employee benefits: Taxable or not? was posted... »

Should we expand OAS instead of CPP?

Should we expand OAS instead of CPP?

Recently I asked lawyer Ari Kaplan, a partner in the Pension and Benefits Group of the Toronto law firm Koskie, Minsky, L.L.P why he thinks Canada needs an enhanced Canada Pension Plan.* “Very simple. It’s currently the only universal and mandatory savings scheme in the country,” he said. “It’s portable from job to job and it covers both employees and self-employed people,” he said. In... »

6 good financial decisions we made

6 good financial decisions we made

As we recently went through a financial planning process as part of our lead up to eventual retirement, I thought about some of the financial decisions we have made over the years that helped us get to where we are now. Many of them are pretty basic, but in the hope they may be of value to readers looking ahead to life after work, I thought I’d share a few of our experiences on the long and windin... »