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Rosy retirement assumptions invite rude financial awakening

Thursday  18:41,   09 august 2018

<p>Working longer can boost the odds of a secure retirement: That is an article of faith in retirement planning circles these days.</p>But many people do not wind up working as long as they expect or hope. And baking in too much optimism about [...]
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Bearded millennials are causing a crisis in the razor industry as the unshaven look loses its bad reputation

Thursday  17:01,   09 august 2018

Beards remain extremely popular, especially among millennials. The era of beards is causing problems in the razor industry, with sales falling by 5.1% over the last year.The rise of the laid-back approach to shaving, most popular among men under the [...]

How 2,000-year-old roads predict modern-day prosperity

Thursday  17:01,   09 august 2018

Economists find a striking correlation between the density of ancient Roman roads and levels of modern economic activity in Europe. But how? We’re less clear on the exact channels by which economic activity sustains itself over the[...]

Ottawa brewery proposes its own Buck-a-Beer challenge

Wednesday  19:41,   08 august 2018

Ottawa brewery proposes its own Buck-a-Beer challengeDominion City Brewing is jumping on the fallout of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s announcement Tuesday, asking the province’s breweries to drop their beer prices to $1 a bottle. The request from[...]

Magna lowers 2018 outlook amid uncertainty

Wednesday  17:46,   08 august 2018

Magna lowers 2018 outlook amid uncertaintyCanada's largest auto parts maker has edged down its full-year estimates for sales, margins and other key metrics but Magna chief executive Don Walker told analysts Wednesday that it's difficult to know what [...]

Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets as dispute escalates

Wednesday  16:25,   08 august 2018

Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets as dispute escalatesLoad[...]

'We Are at the Limit': Trump's Tariffs Turn Small Businesses Upside Down

Wednesday  15:00,   08 august 2018

'We Are at the Limit': Trump's Tariffs Turn Small Businesses Upside DownThe firm, which employs five people in Asheville, N.C., imports the bikes it designs from a factory in Jinhua City, China, and says it can’t find comparable motors[...]

Up to $90,000 for disabled Canadians who qualify

Tuesday  20:58,   07 august 2018

Up to $90,000 for disabled Canadians who qualifyIf this plan isn’t for you, it could be for someone you know. It’s called the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)[...]

Flair Airlines signs up for Aeroplan loyalty program

Tuesday  17:31,   07 august 2018

Flair Airlines signs up for Aeroplan loyalty program In a news release Tuesday, the two companies announced a deal that will allow Aeroplan members to earn points when booking flights on Flair routes and redeem existing points for seats on Flair[...]

This Iconic Canadian Retailer Could Double in 2 Years

Tuesday  17:02,   07 august 2018

This Iconic Canadian Retailer Could Double in 2 YearsInvestors are overly pessimistic after a “weak” Q1 fiscal[...]

Here's how much you have to save per paycheck to be a millionaire by 67

Tuesday  10:36,   07 august 2018

If you start saving in your 20s, it may be less than you think.To show you just how attainable the dream of becoming a millionaire could be, personal finance site NerdWallet created a chart showing the percentage of each biweekly paycheck you'd need [...]

This 29-year-old digital nomad is making millions while traveling the US in his van

Tuesday  10:36,   07 august 2018

“Work is an action, not a place,” says Vibes founder Jack Mann.Only once he's explored his new ZIP code for the day will he settle down and check in on his[...]

Stocks in U.S. lift on strong earnings as trade fight caps gains

Tuesday  09:57,   07 august 2018

Stock markets lifted on Monday after strong corporate earnings helped Wall Street close higher, but a tariff dispute between the United States and China limited gains in equities while boosting the dollar and helping keep Treasury yields lower. [...]

Inside the Fabulous Life of Elon's Mom Maye Musk, a Supermodel Nutritionist Who Spent Her Childhood Exploring the Kalahari Desert

Monday  11:05,   06 august 2018

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may be a household name by now, but he isn’t the only successful Musk. For more than 50 years, Elon’s mother Maye Musk has carved out a multi-dimensional career as a model, nutritionist, and speaker.Though she’s[...]

Quebec couple feels robbed by ghosts on their dream property, now they want to sell

Sunday  13:57,   05 august 2018

The 43-hectare riverside property in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, Que., had the makings of a dream retirement project, except for the ghost hunters who kept trespassing to visited a crumbling asylum they believe to be haunted. Roger Thivierge and[...]