Author Archives: Mark Venning

A Response to Retiring In Debt.

A response to blog post May 17 (“Vermeer’s Case for Financial Literacy”) from one of my colleagues Marie Howes, Certified Financial Planner. The item mentioned was the recently released report by Statistics Canada’s about Canadians retiring in debt. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/2011002/pdf/11428-eng.pdf Opining on my phrase “the Vermeer effect” based on the notion of dying in debt as

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Intricacy of Attitudes to Age–Ask Europe.

Whet my appetite! Nothing better could encourage a blogger on the subject of “the promise of longevity” than reading a 100 page research study such as the new report published in the UK from the Department of Work and Pensions, May 17, 2011. http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_735.asp Good solid research should provoke more question, dialogue and argument about

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