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3 months ago

Planning for retirement and finances

Royce Shook · Planning for retirement is an important financial consideration that requires careful thought and planning. Here are some steps you can take to plan for retirement: · Determine your retirement goals. Think about what you want your retirement to look like, and how much money you w ...

4 months ago

Save money by shopping online

Royce Shook · There are several ways seniors can save money while shopping online: · Look for online coupons and promo codes before making a purchase. · Compare prices across different websites to find the best deal. · Sign up for email newsletters from your favorite retailers to receive exclu ...

7 months ago

Inflation is eating away at people's pension funds

Royce Shook · Inflation is the general rise in prices of goods and services in an economy over time. When the rate of inflation is high, it can erode the purchasing power of money, including the funds that people have saved for retirement. If the returns on a pension fund do not keep pace with ...

1 year ago

Eric Arnold Planswell - Structured Financial Planning

Eric Arnold Planswell · Exchange of monetary gains, investments, or debts, does it seem possible without planning? Financial planning is very important to any successful outcome, says Eric Arnold Planswell. You can hire a financial planner for structured financial planning so that you can get the best h ...

1 year ago

Conquering the Food Budget

Royce Shook · One of the things that take some getting used to as a senior citizen is living on a fixed income. And even if you have a healthy retirement, investments, a 401K plan and Social Security benefits, when you stop working, your income comes out of that nest egg which is a diminishing ...

1 year ago

Crypto Jumbo

Jim Murray · See this stuff? I've been reading a lot about it since it became an actual thing. Some people tell me they made a lot of money from it. But I don't suppose they would admit it if they lost a lot. There are a lot of these so called crypto currencies around. And from what I have be ...

1 year ago

Food Prices are getting higher what can we do?

Royce Shook · One of the things that take some getting used to is living on a fixed income. · And even if you have a healthy retirement, investments, and government benefits, when you stop working, your income comes out of that pile of money which is except for the government benefit, a dimini ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years ago

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2 years 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 ...

2 years 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 ...

3 years 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 ...

3 years 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 ...

3 years 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 ...

3 years 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 ...

4 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 ...

4 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 ...

4 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 ...

5 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 ...

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