Retirement

Sailing into your “Work Optional” Life

“Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan, and there’ll be rough seas. But...

Create Your Personal Pension Plan

Ah, retirement! Finally, we can live exactly the way we want to. In my case, that’s learning to cook international cuisines, dancing with Javier...

Self-Employed? Here’s How to Fund Your Retirement

The good news is over 1 million, or 12% of Canadian working women, are self-employed. This can mean more independence and financial rewards for...

The Gig-Economy and Retirement Planning

When you’re employed by a company, there’s a chance you’re getting a bit of a boost when it comes to investing. Maybe there’s a...

How to be Financially Fit in Your Golden Years

First the good news: Women, currently in their 50s, can expect to live to a median age of 86, outliving men by 4 years....

How the New Changes to CPP Harm Women

The good news is Canadians, especially Canadian women, are living longer. A 65-year-old woman today can expect to live to 87, three years longer...

What’s Your “Happy Money” Number?

How much money do you need to “live the dream” in retirement? I’ve been asking friends and family this question. Some have answered quickly...

Blue Skies: Create Your Retirement Glidepath

If you’ve ever had a job you’ve grown tired of, then you’ve probably daydreamed of being self-employed. As a freelance writer myself, I can...

Are You Ready for Your “Victory Lap” Retirement?

I got my first writing job in 1969 after doing a master’s degree in philosophy.  Once trained to cover business, I found I loved...