(329) Accounting for reality [CGA report]

CanadianTire 5 centsWhen it comes to wielding a skill set that defines reality it is usually hard to beat the accountants.  The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada have just shown us ourselves in the form of a new report.  The bacon-and-eggs therein consist of the fact that a third of us merely live from one paycheque to the next.  The cost of living and aspirational consumption is preventing many of us from saving any money at all.

In a word: precarity.

Nothing new really, including the fact this is worrisome and that for most of us this kind of insecurity still seems contrary to the very idea of life here in a prosperous, peaceful, youthful, developed country like this one still is intended to be.

Building nest egg not a high priority for most Canadians cga-canada.org

A third of Canadians living paycheque to paycheque: survey thestar.com

See also: (282) It’s more than poverty

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