From the category archives:

The not so golden years

Senior poverty rates on the rise, single senior women most vulnerable: report

May 30, 2017 City Scene Barrie backgrounders

“It is widely recognized that this reduction in senior poverty rates over the second half of the 20th century is one of Canada’s social policy successes. At that time we were leading the world, in international comparisons, in how well our seniors were doing – we accomplished an amazing thing. But it seems we have […]

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Follow the money on climate change

January 18, 2017 The not so golden years

Investors and owners fuel change towards low carbon future “The first two are new technologies and new players. Those are the disruptors again, the real disruptors. They are making renewable energy sources much more viable, and we are already seeing that in better battery storage, in better and cheaper electric cars, all of which will […]

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Giving back by ‘paying forward’ works for ‘young-old’ retirees

November 24, 2015 The no so golden years

• Dear readers: Your humble scribe has been producing content on what is being called an imminent pension crisis, for the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), a site designed to foster an informed discussion about retirement issues. It has been quite an education, and I thought I’d share some of the stories with you. […]

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Municipalities and pension funds natural match of need and opportunity: Lehman

April 10, 2015 The not so golden years

• Dear readers: Your humble scribe has been producing content on what is being called an imminent pension crisis, for the the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), a site designed to foster an informed discussion about retirement issues. It has been quite an education, and I thought I’d share some of the stories with […]

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Doing nothing on CPP amounts to a subsidy for businesses without pension plans: Georgetti of the CLC

September 10, 2013 The not so golden years

• Dear readers: Your humble scribe has been producing content on what is being called an imminent pension crisis, for the the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), a site designed to foster an informed discussion about retirement issues. It has been quite an education, and I thought I’d share some of the stories with […]

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Pension advisor Mazer calls for political leadership to focus retirement debate

January 16, 2013 The not so golden years

Dear readers: Your humble scribe has been producing content on what is being called an imminent pension crisis, for the the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), a site designed to foster an informed discussion about retirement issues. It has been quite an education, and I thought I’d share the stories with you. A category […]

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Pension expert Dussault favours CPP expansion

December 10, 2012 The not so golden years

Dear readers: Your humble scribe has been producing content on what is being called an imminent pension crisis, for the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), a site designed to foster an informed discussion about retirement issues. It has been quite an education, and I thought I’d share the stories with you. A category has […]

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The not so golden years: New California pension plan a sign ’30-year experiment’ with DC may be waning: Ghilarducci

November 29, 2012 The not so golden years

Dear readers: Your humble scribe has been producing content on what is being called an imminent pension crisis, for the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), a site designed to foster an informed discussion about retirement issues. It has been quite an education, and I thought I’d share the stories with you. A category has […]

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Change the tax rules to let Canadians fund towards a target benefit in retirement: Pierlot

November 6, 2012 The not so golden years

Dear readers: Your humble scribe has been producing content on what is being called an imminent pension crisis, for the the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy (ARIA), a site designed to foster an informed discussion about retirement issues. It has been quite an education, and I thought I’d share the stories with you. A category […]

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