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1 month ago

Women, retirement, and the Pandemic

Royce Shook · According to a story written by Kelly LaVigne, J.D. Vice President, Advanced Markets, Allianz Life the Pandemic has changed women’s views on retirement. · As some of the biggest impacts from the pandemic fade, women are indeed slowly returning to the workforce, but new data indic ...

3 months ago

For those over 60

Royce Shook · My thanks to John for this article · This is for you. I really like what is said here and am going to try my best to follow it. Thank you to the person who wrote this. · Between 60 and death. It's time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don't just keep it for tho ...

6 months ago

Post from Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl · Accounting vs. retention: What is the difference? How do you choose? · Suppose you have $ 20, and that money is raised by selling a business, and the company is free to use, invest or save as a result. No matter what happens in the next $ 20, accounting and accounting systems hav ...

8 months ago

On Arrogance, Pride & The Economy

Jim Murray · One of the things that has always astounded me as I have traveled through life is the attitude that some people have towards money. · To me, money has never been the driver in my life. It was always my work. Sure I got paid for it. Sometimes I got paid a lot. Sometimes I did it f ...

11 months ago

Should I work after retirement or change my job?

Royce Shook · Times are tough, many of us are not working and it is not by choice. The economy in many countries is in the tank and many are searching for a new way to make a living. Maybe it is time to re-invent ourselves or to start a new career. Note I said career, not a job. · A job is wor ...

1 year ago

For those who are 55 yrs. old and above, please read this.

Royce Shook · Between 55 and death. It's time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don't just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned ...

1 year ago

Thoughts on RRSP vs TFSA'a

Royce Shook · My brother retired and his wife is still working and she can contribute to the spousal Registered Retirement Savings Plan she set up for him a few years ago. We were talking about the best way to go, and he said that if she invested the maximum dollars she would move to a lower t ...

1 year ago

Tips for Choosing a Financial Advisor | Sol Maya Trickey

Sol Trickey · When choosing a financial advisor, there are several important questions you will want to ask yourself before deciding: · How much time will they devote to you and your money? · Even if they have a lot of education and certifications, they need to be available to you to answer qu ...

1 year ago

How do we get people to save?

Royce Shook · How do we get people to save for the future, is a question that has no easy answer? In England, there is a group called “The Money and Pensions Service (Maps)” which has just launched its 10-year financial wellbeing strategy, which includes the aim of getting five million more wo ...

1 year ago

Untitled Meandering In The Dead Of Winter

Jim Murray · I used to do a lot of writing for money. And that was good. But after a while (40 years or so), I realized that I had enough money, (if you really ever can), and started writing for money less and writing for myself more. · I really loved doing the stuff I wrote for money. It fel ...

2 years ago

10 tips to help you understand pensions

Royce Shook · 1. Get on board from the outset with your company pension · Your employer should provide you and all new workers with a ‘pension pack’ – in a printed or online format – that sets everything out in plain, jargon-free language and clearly directs how to get more information and sup ...

2 years ago

Canadian women are relatively well-prepared financially

Royce Shook · There was a poll done in February by the Royal Bank of Canada of women with a household income of more than $60,000 a year, which is under the Canadain average household income of $73,336. Here are some highlights from this poll. · Canadian women over 45 are relatively well-prepa ...

2 years ago

Start earlier rather than later Part 1

Royce Shook · Planning for retirement should start earlier rather than later, but many of us put off this planning until we are in our mid 50’s. · But to have a prosperous retirement you need a plan. · Forming a program that allows you to plan for a retirement that is everything you dream it ...

3 years ago

Do you keep your money in the bank? Why?

Royce Shook · We don't trust the stock market as Canadians. We are risk averse, meaning we don't like to lose our money. As a result of this fear,  we are holding on to our assets in cash. According to one story we have over 75 billion in excess cash (which should be invested in the stock mark ...

3 years ago

Paying down debt

Royce Shook · When you are retired and living on a fixed income, debt can literally creep up on you and before you comprehend your situation you could be thousands of dollars in debt. These debts could be credit card debts, a line of debt, an unforeseen disease which increased your amount of m ...

3 years ago

More money saving ideas

Royce Shook · Regardless of the time in history and no matter what the current state of the economy, no matter what the current trends are, no matter what the unemployment rate is or where interest rates are, some money-saving ideas always work and stay true. · Big changes come from small ste ...

3 years ago

Saving for an emergency

Royce Shook · Financial or other emergencies happen even in retirement, if your plan for money for your next emergency is to scoop up the change that falls between the cushions, you might want to come up with a plan to add to that stash. It is always a good idea to have a little extra green fo ...

3 years ago

Setting up an emergency fund

Royce Shook · As we moved through life, many of us set up or thought about setting up an emergency fund to look after any serious financial setbacks that might occur. As Boomers, we went through a number of recessions, high interest and other obstacles, and as we retire we still have to be cau ...

3 years ago

Do you have a reason to get up in the morning?

Royce Shook · Forced to retire early, because of economic uncertainty or illness then you may have some fears and questions. Before settling into this new life, there are the practical realities, of course: money, location, healthcare. Once those are arranged, however, what comes next? What do ...

3 years ago

But I am rich...

Graham🐝 Edwards · Recently I was texting someone about my Blockchain adventures and how I was participating in an ICO  — the response was, "Let me know when you are rich" (plus a smiley face).  · To that I responded matter-of- factly —  · "Well I have a loving daughter, lots of deep friendships, I ...

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