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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 […]
October 20, 2015

Election 2015 – The Liberals & the ORPP

As a kid, my parents stayed up into the late hours of the night to watch Federal election returns.  They were hard pressed to get me […]
August 12, 2015

The ORPP – A Bad Idea Gets Worse

  The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan – A Bad Idea Gets Worse Here is my theory:  If the picture has pretty colours it must be good […]
July 17, 2015

Showdown – Feds vs Ontario – ORPP still the same bad idea

I haven’t written about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) for a few months because we are all waiting to hear from the Province of Ontario […]
February 17, 2015

Making the ORPP Work

I have said on several occasions that I think that the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is a bad idea and is in fact a worse […]
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 […]