CPA Canada book helps retirement ‘procrastinators’

A new book, The Procrastinator’s Guide to Retirement – How you can retire in ten years or less, published by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is aimed at those who are fifty-plus with a retirement plan that needs some work.

TORONTO, February 16, 2016 – A new book, The Procrastinator’s Guide to Retirement – How you can retire in ten years or less, published by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is aimed at those who are fifty-plus with a retirement plan that needs some work.

“Many Canadians fall into this category for the simple reason that it is expensive to live and raise a family in Canada today,” says David Trahair, the book’s author. “It’s not that Canadians are irresponsible; it’s just that life gets in the way of their plans to save.”

There are many expenses: housing, cars, children and all the other costs that are associated with living and raising a family. This leads to people becoming procrastinators when it comes to saving for their retirement.

Focusing on the crucial issues that need to be considered before retirement, the guide offers strategies, practical tips and tools to help develop a realistic plan that works.

“There is an incredible amount that can be done to secure a comfortable retirement in 10 years or less,” explains Trahair. “All you have to do is play your cards right.”

The book includes many free spreadsheets to assist readers in navigating through a maze of retirement issues.

“We are pleased to add this important new book to our repertoire of financial literacy resources,” says Cairine Wilson, vice president, corporate citizenship, CPA Canada. “Our goal is to help Canadians gain the skills, understanding and confidence required to become better money managers. Knowledge gained today positions Canadians for a better tomorrow.”

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Retirement – How you can retire in ten years or less is available online at cpacanada.ca/financialliteracypublications.