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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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Defined contribution pension plan members in the U.S. are committed to saving and investing, as only two per cent stopped contributing to their plan in the first half of 2022, according to a report by the Investment Company Institute. The report, based on record-keeper data covering more than 40 million DC plan members, noted one per cent […]

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  • September 23, 2022 September 25, 2022
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After a tough couple of years, Canadians continue to face several challenges against an increasingly turbulent economic landscape. While most coronavirus restrictions were lifted in late spring 2022, the seventh wave of the pandemic arrived in July alongside rising inflation, which is compounding prices from the gas pump to the grocery store. Though the 2022 […]

Ontario DB pension solvency up again in third quarter: FSRA

A fifth (19 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve adjusted their retirement strategy and are taking a more conservative savings approach amid economic uncertainty, according to a new report by Fidelity Investments Inc. It found the total savings rate for the second quarter of 2022 continued the positive momentum achieved in the first quarter, […]

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  • August 19, 2022 August 21, 2022
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While old-age security has permanently increased by 10 per cent for seniors aged 75 and older, employees can maximize this benefit, along with their Canada Pension Plan benefit, by delaying retirement as long as possible, says Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, director of financial security research for the National Institute on Ageing at Toronto Metropolitan University. “People need […]

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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An expert panel about the impact of environmental, social and governance-focused target-date funds on capital accumulation plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: Expert panel: How ESG-focused TDFs could impact workplace CAPs CPPIB investing in discount grocery chain, OMERS acquiring infrastructure […]

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  • July 15, 2022 July 15, 2022
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While more than half (58 per cent) of employees within 10 years of retirement are contributing to retirement savings, only about a third (30 per cent) have established a thorough financial plan, according to a new survey by Age Wave and Edward Jones Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 Canadians aged 45 or […]

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  • July 12, 2022 July 11, 2022
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Fewer than a third (29 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re building a large enough retirement nest egg, according to a survey by non-profit organization Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. The survey, which polled 5,800 workers, found 47 per cent of respondents expect to retire after age 65 or don’t plan to retire at […]

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  • July 8, 2022 July 8, 2022
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Paramedics from 40 ambulance services across Quebec are striking to lower the required retirement age for their defined benefit pension plan and for pay equity with their emergency services colleagues. The Fédération des employés du préhospitalier du Québec union — which has nearly 2,500 pre-hospital members, including paramedics — went on strike July 1. Currently, the members’ […]

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  • July 7, 2022 July 6, 2022
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