One-third of Canadians haven’t started saving for retirement

By Staff | February 17, 2015 | Last updated on February 17, 2015
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Canadians appear to be leaving their retirement up to chance, rather than choosing to plan. In fact, while 61% agree that one of their top concerns is running out of money if they live to age 100, only 39% have put away money towards retirement savings in 2014, finds RBC. Further, one-third haven’t started saving yet.

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Additional findings include:

  • 75% of women and 62% of men don’t have a retirement savings goal;
  • 67% of women, 55% of men haven’t done any retirement planning;
  • 60% of women, 54% of men don’t have a financial plan;
  • 39% of women, 31% of men don’t have RRSPs; and
  • 44% of women, 38% of men don’t have a company pension plan. staff


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