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  • No gold watch? The changing face of retirement
    No gold watch? The changing face of retirement CNBC

    This is not your father's retirement. Longer careers and increasing life expectancy are just a few of the factors revolutionizing later life.

    No gold watch? The changing face of retirement

    This is not your father's retirement. Longer careers and increasing life expectancy are just a few of the factors revolutionizing later life.

  • Majority of Canadian investors stay the course despite market volatility: CIBC CNW Group

    Poll shows women tend to avoid stocks and millennials shuffle their assets TORONTO , Feb. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The majority of Canadians investing for retirement will stay the course with their portfolio mix …

    Poll shows women tend to avoid stocks and millennials shuffle their assets TORONTO , Feb. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The majority of Canadians investing for retirement will stay the course with their portfolio mix ...

  • 10 Financial Perks of Growing Older US News

    AARP negotiates discounts for members, who can join as early as age 50, often allowing you to start using senior discounts at a younger age. Not all senior discounts are publicized and are sometimes given …

    AARP negotiates discounts for members, who can join as early as age 50, often allowing you to start using senior discounts at a younger age. Not all senior discounts are publicized and are sometimes given only to those who request them and show proof of age. Southwest Airlines has senior fares for passengers age 65 and …

  • Does Your 401(k) Stink? Four Easy Questions to Ask Forbes

    It's never obvious what makes a 401(k) plan good or bad. Here are some questions to ask.

    It's never obvious what makes a 401(k) plan good or bad. Here are some questions to ask.

  • 10 things rich people do better than you MarketWatch

    Financially responsible and successful people don’t build their wealth by accident — or overnight. Here’s how they do it.

    Financially responsible and successful people don’t build their wealth by accident — or overnight. Here’s how they do it.

  • Forget college — banks are offering parents ways to save for their kids' retirement Business Insider

    You've probably heard that it's never too early to start saving for retirement. The new "Roth...

    You've probably heard that it's never too early to start saving for retirement. The new "Roth...

  • Anti-austerity Portuguese government gets EU's OK for budget The Canadian Press

    LISBON, Portugal - In a tug of war over budgets, the European Commission approved Portugal's so-called anti-austerity spending plan on Friday, but only after extracting a promise for almost $1 billion …

    Anti-austerity Portuguese government gets EU's OK for budget

    LISBON, Portugal - In a tug of war over budgets, the European Commission approved Portugal's so-called anti-austerity spending plan on Friday, but only after extracting a promise for almost $1 billion ...

  • Consider options carefully before tapping RRSP to buy a first home The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA - It's an option for many people buying their first home, but when deciding whether to tap into RRSPs, investment advisers urge caution.

    OTTAWA - It's an option for many people buying their first home, but when deciding whether to tap into RRSPs, investment advisers urge caution.

  • Canada pension funds pull back on infrastructure as prices climb Reuters

    By Matt Scuffham TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest pension funds say they are walking away from more and more global infrastructure deals, citing concerns that intense competition for assets has driven …

    By Matt Scuffham TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest pension funds say they are walking away from more and more global infrastructure deals, citing concerns that intense competition for assets has driven valuations too far. The shift could help cool global prices for tunnels, airports, toll roads, energy networks and …

  • Protests, EU demands add pressure on Greece's Tsipras The Canadian Press

    ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests across Greece Thursday as the country was crippled by a general strike against painful pension reforms demanded by bailout lenders.

    Protests, EU demands add pressure on Greece's Tsipras

    ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests across Greece Thursday as the country was crippled by a general strike against painful pension reforms demanded by bailout lenders.

  • The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired Kiplinger

    Being alert to the rolling changes that come at various life stages is the key to holding down your tax bill to the legal minimum. When you turn 65, the IRS offers a gift in the form of a bigger standard …

    Being alert to the rolling changes that come at various life stages is the key to holding down your tax bill to the legal minimum. When you turn 65, the IRS offers a gift in the form of a bigger standard deduction. For 2015 returns, for example, a single 64-year-old gets a standard deduction of $6,300 (it will be the …

  • Low interest rates, lure of big refund serve as temptation for RRSP loans The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA - A low interest rate and the promise of a supercharged tax refund may be the tempting lure of an RRSP loan.

    OTTAWA - A low interest rate and the promise of a supercharged tax refund may be the tempting lure of an RRSP loan.

  • 6 Savings Tips for Millennials Who Want to Retire Rich Kiplinger

    Take advantage of the decades you have before retirement to establish good savings habits and benefit from the magic of compounding.

    Take advantage of the decades you have before retirement to establish good savings habits and benefit from the magic of compounding.

  • Fidelity Retirement Analysis: Balances Improve in Q4 2015; Market Volatility Drives Record Customer Engagement Business Wire

    Fidelity Investments® today released its 401 and Individual Retirement Account savings analysis1 for the fourth quarter of 2015, which reveals:

    Fidelity Retirement Analysis: Balances Improve in Q4 2015; Market Volatility Drives Record Customer Engagement

    Fidelity Investments® today released its 401 and Individual Retirement Account savings analysis1 for the fourth quarter of 2015, which reveals:

  • Regulations to drive transparency in financial advice MarketWatch

    One expert says the Department of Labor’s fiduciary regulations, expected to take effect later this year, will make the sale of retirement products more like the sale of cars

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    One expert says the Department of Labor’s fiduciary regulations, expected to take effect later this year, will make the sale of retirement products more like the sale of cars

  • U.S.-based Lowe's to buy Rona, years after nationalist sentiment crushed deal The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL - Home renovation chain Lowe's unveiled a $3.2-billion friendly bid Wednesday to acquire Rona, four years after nationalist sentiment protected the Quebec company from a hostile takeover from …

    U.S. giant Lowe's to buy Rona in deal that would shake up home improvement sector

    MONTREAL - Home renovation chain Lowe's unveiled a $3.2-billion friendly bid Wednesday to acquire Rona, four years after nationalist sentiment protected the Quebec company from a hostile takeover from ...

  • Lowe's wins over Canada's Rona with renewed takeover offer Reuters

    The deal will put Lowe's in a stronger position to compete with Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD - News) in Canada's more-than $30 billion home improvement market. Lowe's, which withdrew a C$1.8 billion offer …

    A Rona store is pictured in Ottawa

    The deal will put Lowe's in a stronger position to compete with Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD - News) in Canada's more-than $30 billion home improvement market. Lowe's, which withdrew a C$1.8 billion offer for Rona in September 2012, said on Wednesday it had made key commitments, including moving the headquarters of its Canadian …

  • Five things you need to know about your RRSP as this year's deadline approaches The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA - Recent volatility on the markets has bruised RRSP investments. As the Feb. 29 deadline for contributions looms, here are five things to know about RRSPs:

    OTTAWA - Recent volatility on the markets has bruised RRSP investments. As the Feb. 29 deadline for contributions looms, here are five things to know about RRSPs:

  • Gen X – “The Worried Generation”: Scottrade Research Reveals Gen X More Concerned About Retirement, Education and Job Security than Other Generations Business Wire

    Generation X is starting to think more seriously about retirement and is wondering if they will have enough money to carry themselves through their golden years, according to financial services firm Scottrade, …

    Gen X – “The Worried Generation”: Scottrade Research Reveals Gen X More Concerned About Retirement, Education and Job Security than Other Generations

    Generation X is starting to think more seriously about retirement and is wondering if they will have enough money to carry themselves through their golden years, according to financial services firm Scottrade, Inc.’s 2016 American Investor Report.

  • Document raises questions about Harper retirement policies CBC

    The research, compiled in a 30-page presentation deck, was created as the government came under fire from opposition parties, some provinces and retiree groups for declining to improve Canada Pension Plan …

    Document raises questions about Harper retirement policies

    The research, compiled in a 30-page presentation deck, was created as the government came under fire from opposition parties, some provinces and retiree groups for declining to improve Canada Pension Plan or CPP payouts through higher mandatory contributions from workers and businesses. The CPP issue has already become …