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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 […]
January 15, 2014

The Classic Mortgage vs RRSP Debate

As we waive goodbye to 2013 and get busy with the day-to-day of 2014, the lucky ones among us have some free cash.  At this time […]