September was a down month for nearly all equity market indices we track, the first negative month after five consecutive positive months.
Question. I’m planning to retire next year and wondering about my pension. I have been with the same employer for about 25 years, and have a defined contribution (DC) pension plan. What are my options when I retire? Answer. That’s a great question, and a very important decision regarding your retirement. While retirement with a defined benefit (DB) pension […]
Question. Like many other Canadians, I have been affected by COVID-19 and the corresponding economic shutdown. I have been receiving Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments for the last few months, and wondering if there are any tax implications? Answer. As we know, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is designed to provide financial support to both employed and […]
Nearly all major equity markets continued their recovery from the difficult first quarter of 2020.
In our previous article, An Annuity: Should You Consider One?, we explored such items as: Basics of annuities Different types of annuities Key retirement risks Annuities for retirement income In this post, we continue our discussion of annuities. In particular, we explore the key advantages and disadvantages of annuities, to help you decide whether or not an annuity is suitable for […]
Question. I’m planning to retire soon, and working on my retirement plan. I have a small pension, but most of my income in retirement will come from my own investments. A friend of mine recently told me that I should consider buying an annuity with my retirement savings. How can I decide if an annuity is right for me? […]
July saw equity markets continue their recovery, with some even turning positive for the year.
Last summer, we published a blog post on the Top 5 Life Insurance Q&A. We explored such questions as: How much life insurance is enough? I have life insurance through my plan at work – is that good enough? Do I have to get medical testing? How much does it cost? Is it tax-free? Those are very important questions indeed. […]