Retirement

Canada's Finance Minister Oliver speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is telling Ontario the federal government will not co-operate in any way with the province's move to create its own pension plan.

A sign stands in front of a home that has been sold in Toronto

Anyone who’s bought a house knows about the little things that can affect its value: a marble counte…

Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers

Judy Southon never imagined it would come to this. She and her husband Vic had good jobs, raised a s…

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  • Couple with bills
    Canadians reasonably well-prepared for retirement, C.D. Howe report says The Canadian Press

    Canadians are saving enough and are reasonably well-prepared for life after work, said a report Thursday by the C.D. Howe Institute, which challenges some of the common assumptions about retirement pl …

    Couple with bills

    Canadians are saving enough and are reasonably well-prepared for life after work, said a report Thursday by the C.D. Howe Institute, which challenges some of the common assumptions about retirement planning.

  • Real estate woes: The secret lives of house-poor Canadians
    Real estate woes: The secret lives of house poor Canadians CBC

    The family is house poor, or as Edgerton puts it, "house rich and cash poor." They live in Lachute, Que., about an hour outside of Montreal, far from the housing hot zones of Toronto and Vancouver. Edgerton …

    Real estate woes: The secret lives of house-poor Canadians

    The family is house poor, or as Edgerton puts it, "house rich and cash poor." They live in Lachute, Que., about an hour outside of Montreal, far from the housing hot zones of Toronto and Vancouver. Edgerton estimates she and Camus spend 43 per cent of their combined income paying down their $418,000 mortgage and covering …

  • World's best diving resorts: Scuba Club Cozumel 2014 bonnier Videos

    Scuba Club Cozumel has been serving divers for more than 25 years with an unrivaled dedication to safety and personalized diving experiences. Located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico’s Caribbean Sea, … More »World's best diving resorts: Scuba Club Cozumel 2014

    Scuba Club Cozumel has been serving divers for more than 25 years with an unrivaled dedication to safety and personalized diving experiences. Located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico’s Caribbean Sea, the PADI Five Star International Training Center provides diving services for Scuba Club Cozumel Dive Resort.

  • Canadian retirement a political issue as poll shows support for TFSA, CPP increases Insight

    About two-thirds of Canadians are in favour of increasing the contribution limit for the Tax Free Saving Account (TFSA), but even more want a boost in benefits received through the Canada Pension Plan …

    Top TFSA mistakes that are killing your savings

    About two-thirds of Canadians are in favour of increasing the contribution limit for the Tax Free Saving Account (TFSA), but even more want a boost in benefits received through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), a new Nanos poll shows. The results suggest support for some Conservative government initiatives in the lead up …

  • Golden years not so as seniors file for insolvency with bigger debts: report The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA - Seniors and those approaching retirement are making up a growing proportion of those filing for insolvency in Ontario and have bigger debts compared to younger people, a report said Monday.

    A retired couple take in the ocean during a visit to the beach in La Jolla, California

    OTTAWA - Seniors and those approaching retirement are making up a growing proportion of those filing for insolvency in Ontario and have bigger debts compared to younger people, a report said Monday.

  • HSBC report says 45% of working-age Canadians expect some period of semi-retirement, while another 15% expect no full retirement

  • Canadians more likely to burn through retirement savings: HSBC Pay Day

    HSBC’s latest global retirement survey says Canadians are among the most likely to spend their money before they die, and are the least likely to financially support their adult children. Only 7 per cent …

    Retired couple

    HSBC’s latest global retirement survey says Canadians are among the most likely to spend their money before they die, and are the least likely to financially support their adult children. Only 7 per cent of Canadians felt it was best to save as much as possible to pass along to their kids. The survey also shows just 11 …

  • How to retire in your 30s and travel the world GoldenGirlFinance.com

    Start with making these three budget cuts

    Why savvy investors travel the world for dividends

    Start with making these three budget cuts

  • A day in the life of a retiree US News

    Before I officially retired , I worried about what I would do to stay busy once I left the working world. I never had a problem entertaining myself during the weekends, because I was catching up on everything …

    Woman in hammock

    Before I officially retired , I worried about what I would do to stay busy once I left the working world. I never had a problem entertaining myself during the weekends, because I was catching up on everything ...

  • TFSAs vs. RRSPs CBC.ca Videos

    How are tax-free savings accounts different from registered retirement savings plans? James Fitz-Morris explains your options.

  • For retirees, downsizing has many upsides CNBC

    While many retirees opt to downsize their living arrangements to save money, a move should also be about location and quality of life, say experts.

    For retirees, downsizing has many upsides

    While many retirees opt to downsize their living arrangements to save money, a move should also be about location and quality of life, say experts.

  • 4 ways retirement is like baseball US News

    While watching the season opener for the San Francisco Giants, it dawned on me how planning for retirement is in many ways similar to the great American pastime. Despite our best preparation, it is conceivable …

    While watching the season opener for the San Francisco Giants, it dawned on me how planning for retirement is in many ways similar to the great American pastime. Despite our best preparation, it is conceivable we may strike out a few times before we get a hit.

  • Q & A: Do you need to own a home in retirement? Yahoo Finance

    Do you really need to own a home when you retire?

    A 238 Square Foot Retirement Home?

    Do you really need to own a home when you retire?

  • Lower earnings, longevity put Canadian women at risk for ‘bag lady syndrome’ Pay Day

    Forget wrinkles and sagging skin, running out of money in retirement is one of the biggest fears working women have these days, and it’s not completely irrational, experts say. “Women of all economic …

    A retired woman uses a cane as she takes a walk in Enghien-les-Bains

    Forget wrinkles and sagging skin, running out of money in retirement is one of the biggest fears working women have these days, and it’s not completely irrational, experts say. “Women of all economic walks of life have a shared fear – and that’s the fear running out of money,” says Caroline Dabu, vice president and head …

  • Tales of early retirement: the path three people took US News

    Early retirement comes in many forms, with different aspirations and circumstances. Here are three stories of early retirement. Richard Detrich never expected to retire. Detrich and his wife, who worked …

    Dream retirement: How this couple built a treetop village in Costa Rica

    Early retirement comes in many forms, with different aspirations and circumstances. Here are three stories of early retirement. Richard Detrich never expected to retire. Detrich and his wife, who worked for the county health department, owned a nice house overlooking the water in Ventura, California.

  • Off-the-grid float house is 'perfect choice', say retired B.C. couple CBC

    Land prices can be astronomically high in many parts of Canada, but they're not a problem for a B.C. couple who have chosen to leave terrestrial living behind — in favour of a floating cabin east of Powell River. …

    Off-the-grid float house is 'perfect choice', say retired B.C. couple

    Land prices can be astronomically high in many parts of Canada, but they're not a problem for a B.C. couple who have chosen to leave terrestrial living behind — in favour of a floating cabin east of Powell River. The cabin is next to a cliff and is tethered to shore by a cable.

  • 7 habits of highly effective retirement savers CNBC

    A new survey examines what people who are most prepared to retire do differently than the rest of us.

    Nest egg

    A new survey examines what people who are most prepared to retire do differently than the rest of us.

  • Where retirees want to live now US News

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to …

    Nova Scotia snowbirds can now bask in the heat for an extra month without risking losing their health coverage.

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to work or have family obligations. According to a U.S. Census Bureau update released last week, the fastest growing metropolitan …

  • Senior-friendly homes require changes: reno expert CBC

    Many Canadians would like to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes aren't built to be senior-friendly, says renovation columnist Jorge Rodrigues. "Certainly [there are] bathrooms that are too …

    Ancianos

    Many Canadians would like to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes aren't built to be senior-friendly, says renovation columnist Jorge Rodrigues. "Certainly [there are] bathrooms that are too small, doorways that are too narrow, and simple things even, like door knobs instead of levers — if a person's got arthritis, …

  • The joy of part-time retirement US News

    Retirement for most of us is about getting away from the working world and refocusing our efforts on doing what we really want. Since this will be our first time at it, I am sure there will be adjustments …

    Older workers

    Retirement for most of us is about getting away from the working world and refocusing our efforts on doing what we really want. Since this will be our first time at it, I am sure there will be adjustments along the way.