B.C.‘s ambitious new school curriculum includes mandatory financial literacy instruction within math courses at every grade level, starting from kindergarten.
Financial literacy is non-intuitive to the human brain and fundamental to survival today. We should follow British Columbia's example and make financial literacy mandatory in every grade - across the country.
Shoppers browse at a Sears Canada store in Toronto in October after the company began liquidation sales. Its retirement funds are short $308 million, forcing a 19 per cent cut to employee pensions.
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Sears Canada's bankruptcy should alert employees and regulators alike to rethink defined-benefit pensions.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
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It's the first nationwide strike ballot since tough new legal requirements for industrial action were introduced.
Catching you out with the small print.
Research with call centre workers shows mis-selling is an entrenched and accepted feature of financial sales.
Dreaming of ways to retire.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.
Hands off my pension.
The pensions 'triple lock' explained.
The health of our pensions can ebb and flow with mortality rates, and the latest data has delivered a shock.
“I just don’t get what the big deal is.”
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Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Jenny Macklin, shadow minister for families and social services, has attacked a Coalition proposal to raise the pension age.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
Pension funds could be a powerful source of higher education financing.
Pension fund managers must consider environmental, social and governance issues when making investment decisions. The student funding crisis is a perfect example of a social issue.
Ready for a rainy day?
Financial reforms have given us a greater role in saving for retirement. Alas we're not very good at it.
Senator Jacqui Lambie, speaking on Q&A.
Senator Jacqui Lambie told Q&A that a third of Australian age pensioners are living below the poverty line and that it's estimated to rise to two-thirds within five years. Is that right?
Gloomy times for workers at BHS.
Will MPs make an example of the BHS owners or create a moral hazard that dents welfare reforms?
Hitting the buffers.
When a High Street stalwart falls by the wayside, don't rush to mourn the slow death of town centre shopping.
It won’t be a windfall for everyone.
A closer look at the terms and conditions of the budget's flagship scheme for savers shows it won't benefit everyone.
Pensions reform is badly needed in the UK – but the realities of work in the 21st century are often ignored.
The world is getting grayer, but getting older doesn’t mean what it used to.
Turning 65 in 2016 doesn't mean the same thing as hitting 65 in 1916. So why are we still using a population aging measure that was developed a century ago?
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers his 2016 budget address to parliament in Cape Town.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a good mix of macro and micro-economic strategies to ensure the country survives economic uncertainty, restores confidence and achieves some growth.