Posts by: John Devine

Research shows a clear trend of people working beyond the traditional retirement years, including still being on the job into one’s 70s. Writing for the UK’s Telegraph, Sam Meadows profiles one such employee who holds a position that didn’t even exist when she first left the workforce 25 years ago. The employee, 70,...

Canadian veterans fighting for their pensions experienced a setback in that campaign when the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled against them. The court “threw out the five-year-old lawsuit alleging the (federal) government discriminated against disabled veterans when it changed the way those injured in the line of service...

First, the good news: according to new data, three quarters of Manitobans have savings and financial plans for their future. The bad news is that one quarter don’t, and that equates to a lot of Manitobans. The survey, reports the Winnipeg Sun,  reveals that 28 per cent of the province’s adults “have no savings and no...

Why aren’t people saving enough for retirement? Behavioural science might have the answers and the solutions, writes Meghan Phillips Dykstra for the Traverse City Business News. “Saving is not easy. There are competing demands in raising children and purchasing a home versus future retirement needs. All Americans would...

Despite assertions that DC-type retirement schemes are less expensive than traditional pensions, research demonstrates otherwise, writes Brent McKim for the Louisville Courier Journal. “A number of studies have found that, on average, the professional money managers that run (DB) pension plans significantly outperform...

If it looks as if the workforce is a bit more grey than in recent years, that’s because it is. According to new census data a growing number of Canadians are staying in the workforce beyond the traditional retirement years. According the the data, writes Joe Baglole for Baystreet, more than 50 per cent of Canadian men...

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