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Younger workers in the U.S. are feeling less confident about their financial security compared to those from older generations, according to a report by LIMRA. The report found more millennials (55 per cent) and generation Z (44 per cent) workers were concerned about having enough money saved for a comfortable retirement, compared to generation X […]

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  • May 7, 2024 May 6, 2024
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While more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of private sector workers in the U.S. have access to an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan, just half (52 per cent) of these employees says they choose to participate, according to a new survey by GOBankingRates.com. The survey, which polled 1,000 workers, found more than a quarter (28 per cent) […]

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  • April 29, 2024 April 29, 2024
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An article on how employers are enhancing their benefits packages to boost talent attraction and retention was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the last week: 1. 70% of employers say it’s impossible to offer all benefits demanded by employees: survey […]

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  • April 26, 2024 April 25, 2024
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Only a third (31 per cent) of U.K. pension plan members say they have sufficient retirement savings, down slightly from 32 per cent in 2022, according to a survey by Trafalgar House. The survey, which polled 2,000 adults, found 48 per cent believe they’ve saved much less than they need, up from 45 per cent. […]

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  • April 26, 2024 April 25, 2024
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Three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadians aged 24 to 44 say the conventional approach to retirement — halting work at age 65 to enjoy a life of leisure — is an outdated concept, according to a new survey by Leger on behalf of Wealthsimple. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, found roughly 60 […]

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  • April 18, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Simply put, a glide path is a calculation designed to support an employee’s desired retirement timeline through investments in a target-date fund. When an employee first joins a defined contribution pension plan with a target-date fund, they’re exposed to capital appreciation assets that offer the most attractive risk-adjusted returns in the wealth accumulation phase, typically […]

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Employer-sponsored retirement plans that offer matching contributions can help younger workers retire earlier and with more money, according to a new report by Mercer Canada. The report based its findings on a sample worker aged 30 earning $70,000 and with $30,000 of personal debt, using five per cent of their income to either pay down […]

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  • April 11, 2024 April 10, 2024
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Nearly half (47 per cent) of U.S. millennials are moderately confident in their ability to accumulate enough retirement savings, according to a new survey by software company Iralogix Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 workers between the ages of 28 and 43, found 29 per cent said they have no confidence in their […]

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  • April 9, 2024 April 8, 2024
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Canadian employees who rent or who have mortgage payments are managing economic pressures — like high interest rates and the rising cost of living — by putting off saving for retirement, according to a new survey by Co‑operators Financial Services Ltd. The survey, which polled 1,500 Canadian employees, found 77 per cent of renters said they […]

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  • March 15, 2024 March 14, 2024
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Retiring baby boomers are in an era of decumulation anxiety, as they convert their pension assets into income that they fear won’t hold up over the entirety of their retirement. The decumulation problem is complex for defined contribution pension plan sponsors because it involves transferring lump sum pension assets to retirees who may lack investment […]