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Innovative employers enhance caregiver benefits

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in EBN, Health, Quality of Life | 0 comments

October 9, 2007 — Some employers are starting to get it: The U.S. population isn’t getting any younger. In fact, by 2040 the percentage of people aged 65 and older will have nearly doubled to nearly 22%, up from 13% in 2010. Even more telling, the age 85-plus cohort is slated to triple. Yet the past few years has seen little growth in the number of employers offering benefits for employees who care for older and disabled relatives. According to the Families and Work Institute’s...

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What you need to know about residential care for seniors in Saskatchewan

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Quality of Life, Retirement, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

October 26. 2017 — Whether you are a member of the “sandwich generation” with young children and older parents or you are a senior yourself, sooner or later you will need to understand the residential care options in Saskatchewan for individuals who can no longer live at home, and how much they cost.  Typically, residential facilities are characterized as either retirement homes or government-subsidized nursing homes. In the discussion below we distinguish between the two, the...

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Sept 11: Best from the blogosphere

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Consumer savings, Quality of Life, Retirement, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

September 11, 2017 — As the leaves change colours and we gear up for the busy fall and winter season, it’s time to check in on what some of our favourite personal finance writers have been discussing this summer. With the announcement that CIBC has gobbled up PC Financial which will be rebranded as CIBC Simplii Financial on November 1st, Stephen Weyman says on Howtosavemoney.ca that it will be banking as usual in the short term but you can expect CIBC to sneak in a few fees here and...

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2017 – Saskatchewan’s Top Employers

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Quality of Life, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

September 7, 2017 — Getting up every day for 40+ years and going to work for eight or more hours a day pays the bills, but it can become tedious and repetitive. However, if you work for a great employer that is constantly reviewing compensation, benefits and employee engagement levels in order to attract and retain the best and the brightest, work can be a much more pleasurable experience. One way to identify a top-notch employer is to keep an eye out for organizations that are...

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Saskatchewanians who made their mark

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Diversity, Quality of Life, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

August 3, 2017 — I am proud to say that my Canada includes Saskatchewan. Not that I’ve actually spent a lot of time there. I’ve been to a couple of pension conferences in Saskatoon and Regina and in June 2011 I spent a memorable couple of days in Kindersley getting to know the folks at Saskatchewan Pension Plan. But over the past six years since I started writing for SPP, the province has rarely been out of my thoughts for more than a day or two because I’m always planning my next...

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10 things to bring on a road trip

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Consumer savings, Quality of Life, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

July 13, 2017 — It’s been four years since I wrote Taking a road trip on the cheap for savewithspp.com so I thought it was time to re-visit the subject. This time around the focus is on 10 things (in no particular order) that will help to make your trip more comfortable. Prescription, non-prescription drugs: If you forget prescription drugs it may be possible to have a pharmacy in a different town call your local pharmacy to have the prescription transferred. But it is not always...

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