Planning can help you make sure your retirement savings will last

I’m waiting for my 2017 tax return to be processed. That’s because I’m expecting a large refund, which I plan to save and use for future tax payments. Taxes are a huge issue for me since I took a retirement package in late 2015 and started writing a freelance column for the Toronto Star. In 2016, I had multiple streams of income More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7

[unable to retrieve full-text content] FOR a moment, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders attending their annual summit, in a mountain village in Quebec, looked like they had managed to paper over their differences More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Buying GitHub takes Microsoft back to its roots

ALMOST to the day 17 years ago Steve Ballmer, then boss of Microsoft, the world’s biggest software firm, called Linux a “cancer”, meaning that the open-source operating system would spell the death More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The world's first commercial drone-delivery service takes flight

LATE on a Monday morning the village of Zhangwei is quiet. Chickens scratch and cluck at the side of the road. Workers use wooden spades to spread grain on the highway to dry, using half its width so that traffic More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Plans to privatise India’s flag-carrier have run into turbulence

[unable to retrieve full-text content] AFTER a plane crash, air-safety investigators are dispatched to the wreckage site to find out what went wrong and ensure it never happens again. Their financial counterparts More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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American firms will be hit hard by retaliatory tariffs

“LOOK at all these bikers…we love the bikers!” declared the pre-presidential Donald Trump, surveying a crowd of motorcycle-owners gathered by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, in 2016. More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Cogeco has some real issues with communication

Joyce Huffman, an 89-year-old widow in Hamilton, Ont., found her home phone was cut off without notice by Cogeco Communications. “My daughter and others who check on me daily were frantic after finding the More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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How to choose a stylish and functional sofa bed for a tiny condo

With more Torontonians living in apartments and condos than detached houses (44 versus 40 per cent, according to Statistics Canada) — and Montreal and Vancouver following suit — many Canadians are looking More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
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Shootings in India tarnish Vedanta’s reputation

AFTER 99 peaceful days of protests, the 100th brought carnage. On May 22nd in Tuticorin, a coastal town near the southern tip of India, police indiscriminately fired live rounds into a crowd of several thousand More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
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The number of new banks in America has fallen off a cliff

THE single-storey main branch of the Texas Hill Country Bank, in Kerrville, sits at the back of a tired shopping centre, in the shade of a six-storey Wells Fargo building. When Roy Thompson, the chief executive, More...