Can Jeff and Vera afford to retire, travel and still help their children financially?

Can Jeff and Vera afford to retire, travel and still help their children financially?

Alex Filipe/The Globe and Mail Jeff is retiring from his $145,000-a-year executive job soon and his wife, Vera, who earns $93,000 a year in health care, plans to follow in December. They have defined benefit pension plans, indexed to inflation, that will pay them more than $100,000 a year combined. Jeff is 64, Vera 63. … Read more

Yes, the TSX 60 is attractively valued, but it doesn’t really matter. Plus, why REIT returns are set to disappoint

Yes, the TSX 60 is attractively valued, but it doesn’t really matter.  Plus, why REIT returns are set to disappoint

BofA Securities quantitative strategist Ohsung Kwon provided a delightful bullish case for investing in Canadian assets late last week in A New Regime: Buy Canada. In digging deeper into Mr. Kwon’s analysis, I discovered something interesting: the difference between valuations in domestic and US equities doesn’t really tell us anything about future performance. The strategist’s … Read more

Consider new ideas coming from greater RRSP savings

Consider new ideas coming from greater RRSP savings

Over the years I’ve learned some hard life lessons. Most notably, Carolyn has told me that I have two major faults: I don’t listen, and then there was, I don’t know, some other thing she was rambling on about. Another important lesson I’ve learned is that the best time to save money is when you … Read more