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The alone stage of retirement: A risk exacerbated by gender

There is a growing proportion of baby boomer women who will end up living alone at older ages with limited incomes, and for whom health and daily activity issues will become more burdensome. It is this middle stage and into the late stage of retirement that many women will also find themselves alone and having to cope with both financial and non-financial issues – a period referred to as “the...

Living well in retirement is the goal of all Canadians, but how prepared are we?

In the 2020 Retirement Risk Survey, conducted in partnership with Ipsos, the CIA asked Canadians a series of provocative questions about their retirement and long-term planning. The survey focused on how well Canadians understood longevity and life in retirement, and how accurate their expectations are around being disabled in retirement, needing long-term care, and more.

COVID-19 shorts Canadians’ plans for retirement

With the pandemic in its fourth wave, the Canadian retirement landscape remains a vulnerable sector. The findings of the Retirement Risk Survey, though concerning, illustrate an undeniable fact that, more than ever, Canadians need support and information about how to manage their retirement and long-term care needs in old age.

Outliving one’s income in retirement

Advances in modern medicine mean people are living longer, and while a longer life is an important gain, it can present a challenge to income security. We asked Canadians to consider how well their retirement plans factor in the possibility of living longer and what it might mean for their quality of life.

Financial insecurity is a growing reality for Canadians in retirement

Despite being associated with a more comfortable, confident retirement, more than half of Canadians do not have a financial plan for their retirement, which results in most retired Canadians having less income in retirement than they did when working. Compared to 80% of individuals who do have a plan and expect to live comfortably in retirement, this is a discrepancy that may indicate an earlier...

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