Keyword: Financial literacy

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Most Canadians don’t understand CPP, OAS deferral options: survey

When it comes to retirement benefits like the Canada Pension Plan and old-age security, the majority of Canadians don’t understand their options for deferral, according to a new survey by Employment and Social Development Canada. The survey, which polled 8,622 Canadians, found just 36 per cent are correctly aware of the deferral options for CPP […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 23, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
Pandemic boosting relevance of financial wellness offerings: survey

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. employers were beefing up their financial well-being offerings and starting to see positive results, according to a new survey by Buck. The survey, which polled more than 150 U.S. organizations, found employees’ financial stress is a top motivator for companies to invest in financial well-being programs. As well, 40 […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:30
Canadians prioritizing emergency savings over retirement, other long-term goals: survey

Among Canadians with a retirement plan, 77 per cent said they’re confident they’ll have enough money to last the rest of their lives, compared to 52 per cent without one, according to a new survey by Franklin Templeton Canada. The survey, which was conducted in February, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, also found that among […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 9, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
How are global retirement systems faring in the wake of coronavirus?

A new paper is evaluating how global retirement systems are faring in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and what reforms will be required to facilitate the retirements of future generations. The paper, ‘Building better retirement systems in the wake of the global pandemic,’ by Olivia Mitchell, a professor and executive director of the pension research council […]

With many Canadians dealing with financial stress, employers are uniquely positioned to help, but their financial wellness programs must go beyond just literacy. “[Everyone] has heard the term financial literacy, but as we know, it’s not enough,” said Saijal Patel, founder and chief executive officer of Saij Wealth Consulting Inc., during a Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute webinar earlier […]

Modern view of retirement readiness includes non-retirement goals

As the world changes, so do the workforce and workplaces of today, demanding a new approach to how the industry is helping defined contribution plan members save for retirement. During a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 DC Plan Summit in Montreal in February, Maria-José Perea, vice-president, business solutions and marketing for group retirement savings at […]

Will coronavirus push changes to CAP landscape forward?

With the federal government easing the withdrawal requirements for registered retirement income funds in a bid to alleviate the harm to retirees’ portfolios caused by the coronavirus-spurred market crash, the industry is suggesting similar measures for other retirement arrangements. “Canadians who are about to turn money into income will be faced with the decision of […]

80% of U.S. employers set to have financial wellness program by 2023: survey

While fewer than half (42 per cent) of U.S. employers are currently offering financial wellness programs, that number is set to almost double to 80 per cent by 2023, according to a survey by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. The survey, which questioned nearly 900 U.S. employers, found 90 per cent of respondents said their primary reason for […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 12, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:30
CPP enhancements good start, but more needed to ensure retirement readiness: report

The Canada Pension Plan enhancements are a strong start but the country needs to do more to help people prepare for retirement, according to a new report from Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing. The paper — authored by Keith Ambachtsheer, director emeritus of the International Centre for Pension Management, and Michael Nicin, executive director of […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30
More employers offering financial well-being benefits: survey

Financial well-being benefits are on the rise in North America, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. Among the companies surveyed, 70 per cent said they currently offer financial well-being benefits, more than half said they intend to expand these benefits and 35 per cent said they’ve increased spending in this area. “Financial benefits play a critical […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 9, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:15