…the “promise” of longevity? That was the opening question in the first post of this blog nine months ago. So here on the shortest day of the year and the last post for 2011, the question is still open. With all the social, economic and personal issues connected with much greater extended life times, what
Yearly Archives: 2011
Yes an exclamation, not a question. It’s no surprise to me that there’s a growth in employment for women 55 plus. In the business of career and entrepreneurial advisory, I’ve been observing this trend for some time. The Globe & Mail article from Dec.11, 2011 “Older women lead the pack in job gains” confirms all
How refreshing it was to read Robert Wright’s article in the Ottawa Citizen December 2nd – “Generation Lie: Is it really the baby boomers versus ‘generation screwed?” Breaking down his lengthy discussion deserves more than one posting. For some years many books, articles, and media stories have talked about the “generational divide” in the 21st
Since blog posts (Oct.25 & Nov.14), the Canadian government’s announcement on the pooled pension plan scheme finally hit the financial news headlines. Immediately critique and analysis began on the proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). A Toronto Star headline called the government’s new plan “tinkering with pensions”. Some make argument that Canadians would better benefit
Listening to a TV panel of pundits on the subject of the lethargic global economy, disappearing jobs and the lost decade for youth career opportunities, got me thinking as usual about a contrast to that slice of reality, and that for one moment became the sleeping news story about product and service opportunities for our
Further to Robert Brown’s Sept. 19th article in http://www.evidencenetwork.ca/ on pooled pension plans, one of the advantages he comments on is what he calls “…pooling the mortality risk, resulting in a more accurate estimation of the groups’ average life expectancy.” (the “group” meaning pooled pension plan participants). There it is a again – “mortality risk”.