Nicole Potter

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Social Data Boosts Visa's Email Marketing

Social media data can provide a wealth of customer data for email marketers, and has helped Visa significantly boost its marketing program, according …

Marketing

It’s all about the lead: New study shows quality is key for sales and marketing

It is a topic as old as time itself — how to increase the quality of leads being produced by the marketing team, in order for the sales team to close more deals.<p>A new commissioned study, released today by ToutApp, tells us that lead quality is still at the top of the list of subjects marketing …

Retirement Strategy: You're 65 And Retired. Here Are The Facts

While I continue to offer suggestions on portfolio management as well as stocks to consider via the Team <b>Alpha</b> <b>Retirement</b> <b>Portfolio</b>, I feel it is …

Retirement

Why we don't need to save as much for retirement as we've been told: expert

When it comes to saving for retirement, don't panic. That's the message in a new book by author Fred Vettese. It's different than a lot of the advice …

Retirement is good for you mentally and physically

The email invitations kept coming. “Please remember our leaving drinks tonight.” “Hope to see as many as can make it see me off.” “Please celebrate …

Five important things to know about the 401(k) and IRA in 2016

401(k)s and IRAs are some of the best vehicles for your retirement savings. Stay up-to-date on the new 2016 changes.<p>We can all agree that investing …

Nigella Lawson's Genius No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

During the holidays, we can be soothed by the sure things—the desserts that won't crack or sink or spring a leak, that don't take much time or a lick of oven space, that have everything going for them.<p>No-bake cheesecakes promise all of that, in a straight shot to the finish line—skipping past …

Dessert

New rules might help millions save for retirement

The Labor Department on Monday proposed a safe harbor from federal pension law so states can offer workers only an opt-out option—rather than an opt-in one—for these retirement plans.<p>The proposal would also allow employers to make automatic deductions from employee paychecks to go into the state …

Hidden health-care costs can be a shock for retirees

Every Thursday, Randy Filinski drives a group of seniors to one of two government-sponsored physiotherapy sessions in Toronto's Scarborough area and sees firsthand the realities of inadequate health-care coverage in the retirement years.<p>Mr. Filinski, volunteer chair of CARP's Ajax-Pickering chapter …

Here Are 5 Things You Need To Do 5 Years Before You Retire

Working until you drop isn't actually a great retirement strategy.<p><b>1. Admit to yourself that you are, in fact, going to stop work at some point.</b><p>"Working until I drop" isn't actually considered a great retirement strategy. For one thing, the choice to keep working isn't always ours to make: Ask any …

The age of unretirement

The spectre of an aging population haunts the land. There are now as many people in Canada over 65 as there are under 15. We all know what lies ahead. The pensions and medical bills of the boomers will overwhelm our ability to pay, and younger generations will be taxed to the max. People who forgot …

Top 5 Must-Ask, Pre-Retirement Questions for All Baby Boomers

Let's create the ultimate plan on how to spend your retirement years:<p>We always strategize when we're young.<p>That includes what school to attend, what to study, and what career to embark on. Many think about getting married and how many children they will have - even <i>before</i> they meet the right one.<p>An …

The 9 worst money mistakes to make in your 20s

"Every person, and especially every entrepreneur, should embrace failure with open arms," writes Richard Branson. "It is only through failure that we learn."<p>Of course, there are caveats to such broad advice — especially when it comes to money.<p>Here are nine money-management mistakes you might make …

The Government is wrong: paying the state pension at 65 is affordable

The Money Lab: the move to later retirement ages is driven by neoliberal ideology rather than economics or demographics, says John Macnicol<p><b>This article is part of our 'Money Lab' series, in which prominent commentators are invited to submit radical ideas for improving the landscape for our personal</b> …

Retirement

How Millennials and Boomers Are Killing Gen X's Retirement Savings

Generation X can't catch a break.<p>It’s hard to plan for your financial future when you’re busy paying the day-to-day expenses for everyone in your …

6 Reasons to Remain in Your Current Home in Retirement

<i>By Tom Sightings</i><br>The typical retirement dream involves riding off into the sunbelt, golf clubs and beach umbrella in hand. However, the reality is …

Can this big-spending boomer fund her retirement and her lifestyle?

Michelle was born in 1948, the early part of the postwar baby-boom generation. She's well-educated and successful, a retired professional, single again, who earned big money during her 40-year career and is still making a good income – more than $90,000 a year – in her second one. She plans to work …

Fidelity fielded over 16 million client inquiries amid the August market chaos

<b>Retirement account balances declined amid the market's volatility (Fidelity)</b><p>Fidelity's third quarter retirement analysis found the average retirement account balance fell 7% from the second quarter to $84,400. The data also marked a more than 5% drop on a year-over-year basis. The decline caused a …

Early Retirement Through Dividend Stocks

Early Retirement Through Dividend Stocks by Sure Dividend<p>The average retirement age in the United States is 62. The average <i>expected</i> retirement age is …

As the baby boomers retire, the threat of intergenerational inequality looms

<i>This is part of the Globe and Mail's week-long series on baby boomers and how their spending, investing, health and lifestyle decisions could affect Canada's economy in the next 15 years. Is Canada ready for the boom?</i><p><i>For more, visit</i> tgam.ca/boomershift <i>and on Twitter at #GlobeBoomers.</i><p>We've heard it …

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

Investing

90-Second Workout

90 seconds — that’s all it takes.<p>(Yes, I’m serious.)<p>If you can make it through this routine, you’re going to get a nice, super-short workout to help you stay active and consistently burn calories, stimulate muscle growth, and keep fat off your midsection.<p>Also, as an added benefit, adding this …

Exercise

Social Security rule changes may affect retirement strategy

<b>Dear readers:</b> Congress just killed the Social Security strategy known as "claim now, claim more later" that allowed married couples to boost their benefits by tens of thousands of dollars.<p>The changes, which were part of the budget deal signed into law last week, also eliminated the option of …