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A third (33 per cent) of Americans nearing retirement say they’re already drawing down their social security benefits, according to a survey by Allspring Global Investments. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 near-retirees and more than 1,200 retirees, found one in four retirees said they retired early due to job loss or a health […]

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  • January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
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Just 35 per cent of Canadians aged 50 and older report they’re in a position to financially afford to retire, while a slightly larger percentage (37 per cent) say they aren’t and 25 per cent say it’s unclear, according to a new survey by the National Institute on Ageing and the Environics Institute for Survey Research. […]

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  • December 21, 2022 December 20, 2022
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Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Canadian pre-retirees say the rising cost of living is preventing them from retiring when they’d like to, up from 56 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by Fidelity Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,900 Canadians aged 45 and older, found 55 per cent said […]

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  • November 17, 2022 November 16, 2022
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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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