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February 17, 2015

Ready for Retirement

What is “Ready for Retirement”? If you trusted the media you would think that Canadians are obsessed with being able to afford to retire and that […]
February 2, 2015

Can it get worse?

February 2, 2015 – it took a little longer to get into work in the Tecumseh office this morning having to first dig out from about […]
December 31, 2014

Bob Dylan

When I was a kid growing up, my parents played music from the 1960s.  In some sense I was lucky that much of it was by […]
December 31, 2014

Bad Idea #11 – ORPP – Comparable Plans

    On December 17, 2014, the Ontario Government published its consultation paper on key features for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).  Basically, although the […]
August 13, 2014

Bad Idea #17 – Strike Three

In October 2013 I wrote about why expanding the CPP is a bad idea and in December 2013 I followed up with a numerically detailed commentary […]
July 28, 2014

De-risking Part II

Eighteen months ago I wrote a commentary on the subject of de-risking.  I was careful to remind clients that we do not give investment advice.  I […]
June 4, 2014

Active vs Passive Management

I regularly remind our clients that Actuarial Solutions Inc. does not give investment advice.  We don’t give investment advice for two reasons – the first is […]
May 7, 2014

Bucket List #4 – Augusta National Golf Course

  It is 6:30am on Sunday, April 13, 2014 and I am about 1,500 in line at Gate #6 at the Augusta National Golf Course.  I […]
May 7, 2014

Bad Idea #11 – Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

Regular readers of my commentary will know that I am absolutely against the idea of our Federal and Provincial Governments expanding the Canada Pension Plan.  I […]
March 31, 2014

Twitter & Facebook vs Newsletters & Conversations

For those that know me, you will know that I love conversations.  I really love conversations that involve the exchange of ideas, and I am always […]
February 27, 2014

Securing Our Future

I had lunch on Saturday with a couple of friends that I don’t see often.  One is a CPA past retirement age and nearing retirement.  The […]
February 14, 2014

A Valentine’s Day Gift

Modern Times A Valentine’s Day Gift Yesterday the Canadian Institute of Actuaries published the final versions of the new mortality tables which have been in the […]