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September 18, 2019 | Cash Crunch Intensifying for Canadian Boomers

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel ( Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog:

Years of poor money habits and destructive financial advice have taken a toll on the majority of Canadian households.  This is particularly evident for the over-50 crowd, where high living costs, coupled with insufficient savings, low-income yields, risky-investment products, lax-lending and longer life expectancy, have proven a toxic mix.

As stock and corporate bond-based retirement savings accounts move through the next bear market, the capital deficits revealed will be shocking and much larger than most now appreciate.

In most cases, downsizing living costs and/or maintaining active income (from business and employment) well into one’s ’60s and even 70’s, will be necessary parts of a sustainable financial plan.  Borrowing against one’s home to try to sustain appearances by creating more debt, is nearly always the wrong approach.  As explained in the following clips, default rates for Canadian seniors are already on the rise.

Findings by Equifax come amid a recent rise in reverse mortgages as senior Canadians struggle to make ends meet while trying to maintain a lifestyle in their home that may be beyond their means. Here is a direct video link.

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September 18th, 2019

Posted In: Juggling Dynamite

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