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1 month ago

Pay off the Mortgage or not?

Royce Shook · There is a worldwide trend that is growing for those who are close to or who are retiring or retired. Between 1990 and 2015 the percentage of 55–64-year old’s who owned their home without a mortgage fell from 70 percent to 47 percent, During the same period, the percentage of tho ...

1 year ago

The future of women at work: Part 2

Royce Shook · McKinsey Global Institute found that potential job losses and gains for men and women could be different. Service-oriented and clerical support occupations could account for 52 percent of women’s job losses, but machine operation and craftwork occupations could account for 40 per ...

1 year ago

Are we ready for retirement, short answer NO

Royce Shook · In 2018, the Investors Education group looked at the state of U.S. financial capability and took a look at the issue of retirement. Here is some of what they discovered: · Only 19% of those with incomes under $25,000 have tried to plan for retirement, compared to 62% of those wit ...

2 years ago

Saving for retirement in the gig economy

Royce Shook · Saving for retirement in the new economic reality will be hard. The new “gig economy” consists of freelancers, part-time workers, independent contractors, and the self-employed. It’s estimated that more than 40 percent of workers are no longer salaried employees and that this per ...

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 ...

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