Adequate Retirement Income

The value of adequate retirement income

From Beijing to Washington and places between, Canada’s model of delivering retirement security is attracting positive attention. The Canada Pension Plan investment Board (CPPIB), for example, shared the story of the country’s national plan with the Chinese as that nation looks to bolster its own retirement...

If reality tells one story but perception another, what do you do? Well, if you are Mark Machin, President and CEO of the CPPIB, and you want Canadians to know they can depend on their national pension plan, you hit the road to sell its merits. The message is clear, supported by facts and figures: the Canada Pension...

What do trade negotiations and subsequent agreements mean to employee pensions, wages, jobs and benefits? Plenty, either positive or negative depending on the inclusion or exclusion of items like labour and environmental provisions. In the absence of such measures trading partners with poor labour and environmental...

Despite their political differences and loyalties, Americans remain united when it comes to one key concern: the provision of adequate retirement income. That’s the conclusion of a study by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), authored by Diane Oakley and Kelly Kenneally. The report, Retirement...

When Louis Malfaro, president of the Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT), ponders a future without access to adequate retirement income, it’s not a promising picture he imagines. “If you wind the clock back 75 years, the majority of old people lived in poverty. That’s what we are going to head back to...

While the looming crisis of inadequate retirement income threatens to increase senior poverty across society, women, particularly single women, are among the most vulnerable according to a new report from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). In the second part of a series of articles to “deepen the...

When it comes to taking advice, who better to get it from than someone who has walked the path you are about to embark upon? The first step in a new journey, from parenthood to retirement, is made easier if you gain a better understanding of what to expect and how to prepare. For workers contemplating retirement, the...