I've written a number of articles on debt. It may not be a popular topic but it is a top concern amongst working Canadians. A recent report entitled; Generation Why!, focused on the top concerns expressed by Millennials. Not surprisingly, 3 out of 10 Millennials said that paying down debt is their greatest financial concern1.
A decade or more of low interest rates has accelerated the habit of supporting lifestyles with credit instead of cash flow resulting in historically high debt levels for Canadian households.
The world seems to revolve around credit cards and getting loyalty points.
Debt used to be a four letter word. Now it’s just a word. Is it good debt or bad debt? What can you do to get a better grip on your spending and redirect money to grow your investable assets?
In my last article, I wrote about Age, Gender and Retirement Perspectives. The opinion of retirees and older workers alike is that millennials may have a better chance to control their future when it comes to saving money for their future lifestyles. Let's take a closer look at that and consider the millennial perspective.
Do you think that retirement for you and future generations will be significantly different than it is for current retirees? If you say, “yes”, you’re not alone. Most consumers anticipate meaningful differences. Thoughts, expectations, confidence and planning do differ when considering age and gender. Here are some recent findings shared with permission from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. If the Shoe Fits: Generational Names and Retirement Attitudes, 2017.
Saving for retirement is tough, considering all of the demands you have now. But with the numerous investment options available, how do you choose which one is right for you? In this installment of Life & Money Matters Peter discusses the three things you need to accumulate money.
The things you need to do to build your finances which can support your wants and goals are simple. Sometimes doing them isn't so simple. For most people, this becomes a matter of choice. Practice makes it easier. Here are some tips to build lifestyle success for your future you.
A fear of retirement continues to grip Canadians, even as retired Canadians lead happy lives. This is supported by the headlines you read, the sound bites you hear on television and the research that continues to focus on retirement. A recent report on Retirement noted that almost 7/10 working age people are worried about running out of money and having enough money to live on day to day1. A Retirement Risk Survey by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries found that 72% of Canadians are worried about maintaining a comfortable standard of living in retirement2.