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Why some employee benefits are worth more than others

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Income Tax, Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

savewithspp.com 3 Apr 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin SHUTTERSTOCK You just got a job offer and in addition to a hefty salary increase you are getting all kinds of new perks like life insurance, free parking and a cell phone. The company even has a subsidized cafeteria where you buy lunch and pick up dinner- to-go for the family. But not all employee benefits are created equal. In some cases the value of the benefits is viewed as taxable income by Canada Revenue Agency when you file your tax...

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Mar 31: Best from the blogosphere

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan, Retirement | 0 comments

savewithspp.com 31 Mar 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin Most of us assume that at some less than precise date in the future we will retire. However, on retirehappy.ca this week Scott Wallace questions whether or not you should retire. He says that people who choose to continue some form of work for five years or more after they leave their full-time job are not as worried about money. Nevertheless, those who retire completely and fill their days with hobbies, volunteering and family may have an equally...

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Kevin Press – BrighterLife.ca

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan, Retirement | 0 comments

savewithspp.com 27 Mar 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin Click here to listen Hi, Today we’re talking to Kevin Press as part of our continuing 2014 series of SavewithSPP.com podcast interviews with personal finance bloggers. Kevin is the Assistant Vice-President of Marketing Insights at Sun Life Financial in Toronto. His blog, Today’s Economy has appeared on Sun Life’s Brighter Life platform since 2009. Kevin started his career in 1998 at Rogers Healthcare and Financial Publishing; where he had...

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Should you buy extra life insurance at work?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Insurance, Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

  savewithpp.com 20 Mar 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin SHUTTERSTOCK Suppose your employer pays for group term life insurance equal to one times your salary. You also have the opportunity to buy more. How do you know how much additional life insurance you need and whether buying it at work or independently makes the most sense? The following basic calculation can help you assess your insurance needs: Insurance coverage required = total outstanding debts + funeral costs + education funding for...

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Mar 17: Best from the blogosphere

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  savewithspp.com 17 Mar 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin The road to retirement is a long one with many twists and turns on the way. In addition to saving to pay for your retirement you have to think about where you will live, how you will spend your time and how much you will need for health care costs not covered by Medicare. In Retirement: Who do you want to be when you grow up? on retirehappy.ca, Donna McCaw says we could be volunteering, mentoring, coaching, working part time, serving on...

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Book Review: STOP OVER-THINKING YOUR MONEY

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Consumer savings, Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

savewithspp.com 13 Mar 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin In his new book “Stop Over-thinking Your Money,” Globe and Mail personal finance columnist and television personality Preet Banerjee says personal finance is a lot like physical fitness. In order to be in better shape, everyone knows they have to work out and eat well. A personal trainer delivers results, not by showing clients a new way to perform sit-ups, but rather by simply making sure the sit-ups get done. Similarly, in this book Banerjee...

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