For those who didn’t see the info from Stats Canada in their daily report: Canada’s population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2015, there are now officially more Seniors in Canada than Children. To quote the report directly:
For the first time, the number of persons aged 65 years and older exceeded the number of children aged 0 to 14 years.
Will the world start pandering more to Seniors now? That is where the money is, see the interesting graphic below from the report, and there are going to be a lot more of us soon too!
For those not in the Ottawa area, Ottawa lost an adopted son with the passing of Max Keeping yesterday. I am an adopted son of Ottawa now too (having lived here longer than I have anywhere else), and Max Keeping was the voice of News for a very long time, so I am sad to see him passing, but he had been having a touch fight with cancer. Did I agree with all of his opinions? No, but I respected the way he portrayed the news. Rest in Peace Max.
My Writings for Week Ending October 2nd
A busy life week for me, so only two posts, but an oldie but goodie seems to be gaining some attention
- What Money Twits are there on the Internet? This week I highlighted a few of my favorites
- You do realize that Government cheques are no longer going to be mailed out in less thana year? How hard could it be to Direct Deposit Enrolment for Government Benefits ? Not hard
- What could be financially Dumber Than Snaked Mittens? You might be very surprised if you read this old tid bit of mine
- Interested in reading about Security and Technology Tweets for the week? Check them out on this site’s sister publication.
Facebook Fun of the Week
Of course you can trust me:
Money Stories and the Changing Colours of Autumn
For those with Netflix The Imitation Game is now available (in Canada), an interesting movie about Alan Turing. Alan Turing had a great curiosity for Mathematics and Puzzle solving, which is interesting as the Blunt Bean Counter points out Curiosity May Kill the Cat, But it can Bring Alive Personal Relationships, where he comments on the importance of curiosity in your life. Stay curious, but don’t be too nosy either. Do you and your spouse talk about your finances? The Frugal Trader brings us a Letter to My Wife – How Our Finances Work, does your spouse understand your finances?
I have lived through a lay off (and an extended job search) so I can attest to the importance of Money We Have’s article on How to Prepare for Unemployment importance. Many of us just never see it coming, but a little preparation can make it a lot easier for you. Retirement is another form of unemployment, but it is still important to understand so Marie from Boomer and Echo brings us Understanding Your Retirement Benefits (Part 3). In Ontario if the new Ontario Pension Plan happens, that will even be more confusing.
I gave blood for the 24th time this week. My goal is to break 100 before I have to stop giving blood, but it will take some real dedication on my part. Someone who cares about Blood and such is My Own Advisor, and he points out that Retirement is closer than you think – as long as you can work until age 65, which is true, and a smaller group of the N.C.F.B.A. met this week, for fellowship and some financial kibitzing too.
Irrationally Yours sounds like an interesting book, and Michael James reviews it and it sounds like he enjoyed the read. A blogger turning his content into a book? Might be a not too bad idea.
The Super Rich
This documentary on TVO (do you support them? you should) shows just how the Super Rich (aka the 0.1%) stay that way.
2015 Random Thoughts
- January 2nd Random Thoughts on 2014, Welcome to MMXV and #BestOf
- January 9th Frigid Temps, Plunging Oil, Paris and #BestThisWeek
- January 16th Canadian Economy on the Edge, Frigid Temps and #BestThisWeek
- January 23rd Looser Money, Plummeting Loons and #BestThisWeek
- January 30th CLBs, Weak Loons, Tax Time, Superb Owls and #BestThisWeek
- February 6th Superb Decisions, Gas Going Up, Rugby and #BestThisWeek
- February 13th RRSPs, Valentines, 50 Shades of Debt and #BestOfThisWeek
- February 20th Lent Begins, Freezing Temps, Apples and RRSP and #BestOfThisWeek
- February 27th RRSPs, Saint David, Right Arm and #BestOfThisWeek
- March 6th Illness, K-Cups, Interest Rates and #BestOfThisWeek
- March 13th March Madness, Taxes, Friday the 13th and #BestOfThisWeek
- March 20th Spring has Sprung, Ten Years, The Madness and #BestOfThisWeek
- March 27th Death of EPost, More Madness, and #BestMoneyStories
- April 10th Senators, Retiring Rich and #BestMoneyStories
- April 17th Playoffs, Tax Time, Beer tax and #BestMoneyStories
- April 24th RRIF Allowances, Bursary Changes, Budgets and #BestMoneyStories
- May 1st Tax Extensions, Golf Season, Bank Fees, May Day and #BestMoneyStories
- May 8th Alberta Valium, Mother’s Day, Che Guevara, Pay Day Loans and #BestMoneyStories
- May 15th Starbucks, Monty Burns and #BestMoneyStories
- May 22nd Coach Money, CPP Up 18 pct, Losing $15B and #BestMoneyStories
- May 29th Easy Money, Better Cell Deals, Dirty Football and #BestMoneyStories
- June 5th Starbucks, Hacked Government Folk and #BestMoneyStories
- June 12th Voldemort for PM, HSBC Cuts 50K, Hockey Talk and #BestMoneyStories
- June 19th Aeroplan Student Loans, Dad’s Day, Kill CSBs and #BestMoneyStories
- June 26th Summer is Here, Canada Day, Christmas and #BestMoneyStories
- July 3rd 2 Day Work Weeks, 4th of July, Greece, and #BestMoneyStories
- July 10th Glitches, Greece, Recessions and #BestMoneyStories
- July 17th Loosest Money, Weddings, Greece and #BestMoneyStories
- July 24th, Family Allowance, Diving Dollar, Access Sharing and #BestMoneyStories
- July 31st, Elections, Heat, Cheap Oil, and #BestMoneyStories
- August 7th, Cheap Gold, Cheap Oil, Weak Dollar, Election Week 1 and #BestMoneyStories
- August 14th, RDSPs, Thrifty NFLers , Election Ho Hum and #BestMoneyStories
- August 21st, Rhinos Return, No Good Debt, Election Banter and #BestMoneyStories
- August 28th, Boom Goes the Markets, Market Cheese, and #BestMoneyStories
- September 4th, Back to School, RESPs, Banks Behaving Badly and #MoneyStories
- September 11th, That Day, I Miss Jack, Easy Money and #MoneyStories
- September 18th, Surplus, What Surplus, NBA Frugality, National Debt and #MoneyStories
- September 25th, The Pope, Autumn, Elections, Volkswagen and #MoneyStories
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Thanks for giving blood BCM – it’s in you to give and you’re certainly doing your part!
I appreciate the mention and good to talk personal finance with you and others over dinner. I can’t believe we all had a beer this time! #raisingthebar/glass
Enjoy your weekend,
Yeh, giving blood is no big thing to do, but it does seem to help, so I am glad to do it.
I guess the next headline will be that there are more over-65s than there are under-13s. There’s no end to the combinations. Thanks for the mention.
I think it stops at 77 and 1 year olds though…