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  1. I am excited we are almost into gardening, beer and tanning season too! Can’t wait…..thanks so much for the shout out on my lil chicken & dumpling post….man oh man it makes me wish I had not visited the nutritionist this week because they truly are I think the best I’ve ever made and she has said no more of those for a little bit anyways πŸ˜‰ I have been super into mustards so I can’t wait to hope on over and check out Aunt B’s honey mustard salad dressing and you found a ton of good posts but Modest Moneys intrigues me because I am convinced sometimes money just slips between my fingers so I have to take a peek at that article. Have a great Saturday πŸ™‚

    1. Ya, the dumplings would be a nice “treat” meal once in a while. The mustard dressing is lovely and like Aunt B we make our own as well. The article that is at MM is great really makes sense. Cheers mate! BTG> Beer, Tanning, Gardening hahaha!! The older person Jersey Shore version..

  2. Thanks for the interesting reading list Mr. CBB and for the mention. I do appreciate your kindness in sharing forward my links. I’m especially looking forward to checking out the Frugal Farmer. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  3. I don’t know much about Canadian pension plans, but anything that gets you ready for retirement is a good idea in my opinion. Just because your employer doesn’t offer anything in the way of retirement, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start on your own. Have a great weekend!

  4. The pooled pension plan is a great idea for many people who don’t currently have any pension plan. It would also be very beneficial to the financial sector because of the fees they can charge administrating this system. I think the important thing is to give people options and let them decide how they want their money managed. Personally I like to manage my own retirement fund but other people may not have or want to spend the time to do it themselves. I believe the CPP is only meant to cover 25% of living expenses for retirees, the rest has to come from a combination of personal savings and other retirement plans.

    1. Sure they get the fees that come along and in reality many people just don’t know how or don’t care to know how to manage their own funds. I don’t manage our funds simply because I don’t know how to do it. I’d like to learn and I hope that I can.

  5. Pooled pension plans are being viewed with great distrust by those, like me, with few working years left and nothing but our minimum old age security ahead of us. The current BC government has a terrible track record for withdrawing support from the province’s most marginalized citizens. Many/most of us fear that this is a form of bait and switch. A fancy bit of sleight of hand to hide the fact that they are once again removing support from the poorest segment of our senior population.

  6. “we better get prepared for our retirement because no one else is going to look after us.” That’s exactly how it is here in the States Mr. CBB. A lot of people still live as Social Security will be there and that it will be enough for them to live on and sadly that will likely not be the case. I think it calls us to save/invest and live frugally now so we won’t be eating rice and beans when we’re retired…or having to work because we need to. I completely agree that this causes us to be more active & disciplined in looking out for ourselves while also being watchful of what we’re spending now. I could ramble on, but I’ll step down from my soapbox. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the mention as always.

  7. Thanks for the mention, my friend! You and I are on the same page as usual, regarding retirement planning and the arrival of spring. :-). Snow is good, for about a month. Then it can go and make way for spring gardening and summer fun time. Have a great weekend, Mr. CBB!

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