Living in Retirement

The impact of low interest rates on retirement.

Joe is in a quandary. He had figured that he would buy a new truck in 3 years. He hadn’t been paying attention to the news much and assumed his $40,000 savings would grow by 3% annually so he estimated he would have approximately $44,000 to spend. In fact, given current interest rates, his interest rate on his savings is close to zero.

Living in Retirement

Will I Spend Less When I Retire?

So … you’re thinking about retiring. Someday, anyway. To prepare, you’ve been saving to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and your Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). Maybe you’ve got a pension at work, and have been calculating what to expect from the government.