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April 4, 2016

Sick Days

Last week the Globe and Mail reported “Sick Days costing Ontario school boards $1-billion a year, report says” in reference to a report from the not-for-profit […]
February 29, 2016

Super Tuesday

I have never really paid attention to politics and if you consider how often I incorrectly guess what Kathleen Wynne is going to do next, you […]
February 16, 2016

The ORPP: Small Step Backward – Small Step Forward

Today at lunch, Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa spoke to the Empire Club of Canada.  The majority of the speech was an economic commentary on […]
February 9, 2016

How Much Does It Cost?

I think that all of us in society often spend too much time worrying about how much something costs and don’t spend enough time thinking about […]
February 1, 2016

ORPP – More Details – More Concerns

I wasn’t planning on writing every week about the ORPP.  But a lot happened last week and many of my readers have come to rely on […]
January 26, 2016

Employer Action – The ORPP & Comparable Plans

I have held off writing about what employers should be doing in respect of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan for two reasons:  First, leading up to […]
January 18, 2016

Powerball

I lost my dad in January 1999 shortly after we started ASI.  Luckily for me, being a work-from-home entrepreneur with no clients gave me lots of […]
January 12, 2016

The Future of TFSAs

One of my arguments against the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) has been that for low-income workers, forcing them to save more in ‘registered savings’ is […]
December 31, 2015

ORPP: Cost-benefit Analysis

The ORPP: Cost-Benefit Analysis Just in time for the holidays, the Associate Minister of Finance for Ontario issued the following statement: “Today, we fulfilled our legislative […]
November 30, 2015

Breaking News:  ORPP Leadership

Breaking News:  Joe Nunes not appointed to ORPPAC BoD Many of our readers might be disappointed but will not be surprised that Joe Nunes (actuary and […]
November 27, 2015

Are Annuities the Answer?

When I started writing about three years ago, one of the first topics on my list was to discuss annuities and the merits of these financial […]
November 2, 2015

The ORPP is Back On

Ok, I fell for it.  I really thought the ORPP was in our rear-view mirror.  I thought that by now everyone knew that although it was a great […]