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Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of Canadians say saving for retirement is a challenge amid rising inflation, an increase of six percentage points over 2021, according to a new survey by BDO Canada. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 Canadian adults, found 43 per cent said they’ve also cut their savings for retirement. As a […]

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  • October 4, 2022 October 3, 2022
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In the midst of historically high inflation and ahead of a possible recession, it’s important for employers to offer benefits like financial counselling and flexible spending accounts to support employees’ financial and mental well-being. Mercer Canada predicts a 40 per cent chance of heading into a recession, according to feedback from investment managers and relevant data. […]

Eight in 10 (81 per cent) U.S. employees with an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan say they’re concerned about inflation impacting their retirement, according to a survey by BlackRock Inc. It found nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of respondents with a workplace retirement savings plan are worried about their nest egg lasting throughout their lifetime, a […]

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  • July 27, 2022 July 26, 2022
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The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association is calling on the U.S. government to develop flexible emergency savings solutions for employees. The Washington, D.C.-based organization is among 38 signatories calling for the creation of a national financial inclusion strategy. The strategy should reflect several key principles, including automatic enrolment in workplace emergency savings plans that are […]

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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With a record number of Canadians nearing retirement, employers can support workers through retirement planning initiatives and education, says one expert. According to a report released last week by Statistics Canada, more than a fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian employees are aged 55 to 64. It also found more Canadians are aged 55 to 64 than young adults […]

Almost a third (29 per cent) of Canadians believe their employer-sponsored pension plan will be their primary source of retirement income, while 15 per cent said they’re relying on government pension plans, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being index. The survey, which polled 3,000 Canadian employees, found the overall financial well-being score decreased slightly […]

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
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Due to inflation, a majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employees believe their money doesn’t go as far as it used to, leaving many to wonder how to prioritize saving for retirement, according to a survey by Voya Financial Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 adults aged 18 and up, found three-quarters of millennials (73 per […]

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  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
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While a majority (75 per cent) of Canadians are making their financial wellness a priority in 2022, only 52 per cent expressed confidence about the retirement plan they have in place and fewer (43 per cent) were confident they’re saving enough to retire how and when they want, according to a new survey by the Canadian […]

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  • March 18, 2022 March 18, 2022
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More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadians aged 18 to 25 have already begun planning and saving for retirement, according to a survey by online real estate investment marketplace Fundscraper Capital Inc. “It’s well documented that generation Z and younger millennials have had it much harder than previous generations when it comes to career […]

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  • March 4, 2022 March 3, 2022
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Almost two in five (39 per cent) Canadians are confident in their retirement plan, according to a survey conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights for the Bank of Montreal Financial Group. The survey, which polled 1,500 adult Canadians, found while respondents said they need $1.6 million to retire securely, just under half (44 per cent) were […]

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  • February 17, 2022 February 16, 2022
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