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Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of Canadians cited retirement as a financial goal compared to last quarter (58 per cent), according to a quarterly survey by Ipsos for the Bank of Montreal. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 adults aged 18 and older, found 67 per cent of respondents said they’re continuing to set […]

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  • September 10, 2021 September 10, 2021
  • 09:00
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Nova Scotia is allowing residents to apply directly to their financial institution to access their retirement savings when facing financial challenges. Under amendments to provincial pension legislation effective July 1, a person may be approved to access part of a locked-in retirement account or life income fund if they expect less than $41,067 in income […]

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  • June 15, 2021 June 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadians are becoming more confident about their financial situations and are setting more personal financial goals, according to a new survey by BMO Financial Group. It found 37 per cent of survey respondents said they believe their finances have improved recently, with Montreal residents the most likely to express financial optimism (42 per cent), ahead […]

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  • May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021
  • 15:00
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Canadians’ current retirement savings aren’t likely to withstand the costs of long-term health care later in life, according to a new survey by Edward D. Jones & Co. It found 23 per cent of respondents said they believe their retirement savings will last them less than 10 years, including 21 per cent of those age […]

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  • May 17, 2021 May 18, 2021
  • 09:00
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While 74 per cent of Canadian employees said their optimism about the workplace remains unchanged from before the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing crisis has affected several aspects of employment including work-life balance, according to a new survey by ADP Inc. The survey found 46 per cent of respondents have been forced to make a choice, […]

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  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
  • 09:00
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Young Canadians are increasingly planning their financial futures as the world faces down the second the year of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Sun Life Financial Inc. It found that 89 per cent of generation Z (ages 18 to 23) and 80 per cent of millennials (ages 24 to 39) are […]

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  • March 16, 2021 March 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. are de-risking with a $176-million group annuity buy-in amidst volatile markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal covers 750 retirees and beneficiaries and there will be no change for plan members, who will continue to be paid from the plan as before the […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2020 December 7, 2020
  • 16:20