Atlantic Canadians ‘hoping for the best’

Sounds like a metaphor for our overall attitude in this region these days.

According to a BMO Financial Group/Ipsos Reid retirement study, one in every four Atlantic Canadian boomers said that when it comes to retirement planning, they’re “hoping for the best”.

More than half (57%) of Atlantic boomers spend more time planning their home renovations (vs. 46% of Canadian boomers) than planning their retirement and fifty-two per cent prefer to plan their diet (vs. 47%).

We don’t really want to think a lot about the future, do we? Not in politics. Not in economic development and not in our personal financial planning.