March 1 roundup - MoneySense

March 1 roundup

On Canada’s pension crisis, falling RRSP contributors and Richmond’s $50,000 food blogger vacancy.


• Even if you’re not worried about your retirement nest egg, chances are your pension plan sponsor is. Towers Watson surveyed sponsors and found 64% believe Canada is suffering a pension crisis that will likely worsen.

•If you contributed to your RRSP before Wednesday’s deadline, now is good time to give yourself a pat on the back. Although the total number of RRSP savers was down slightly from last year, those that did contribute put in more, according to experts at BMO.

•Brace yourself: this might very well be the greatest job posting in Canada. Tourism Richmond is advertising a vacancy for a food blogger position that pays $50,000. As if that weren’t enough to make you at least think about quitting your job, the Vancouver suburb will also throw in a daily dining-out stipend for two and a fitness club membership. Better have your credentials in order. We bet the competition is going to be fierce!