DC Pension Options: Your Retirement

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 […]

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CERB and Taxes

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 […]

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Annuities – Top 3 Advantages and Disadvantages

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 […]

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Mental Health Maintenance During Coronavirus

As a result of the lockdown, many Canadians have now been forced out of the work. If you have lost your income due to COVID-19, and are in need of financial assistance, please see our previous post, Financial Assistance: Benefits to Get Through Coronavirus. Indeed, the economic fallout from COVID-19 and the corresponding lockdown is well-documented, and dominates the media […]

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