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Fired From Her Job After Cancer Diagnosis

Laura Garcia devastated at losing her job and her income after breast cancer diagnosis

A breast cancer diagnosis is traumatic in itself - imagine the mental anguish that occurs if you are then fired from your job.

Laura Garcia who is undergoing a double mastectomy explains in the following newscast.

Cancer Treatments Can Have Devastating Financial Side Effects

Chemotherapy treatment at its very best is not a pleasant experience

The last thing any parent is going to think when their child gets a diagnosis of cancer is: "This might ruin us financially."

Unfortunately, it should be one of the first concerns.

At a time when great strides are being made in the fight against most forms of paediatric cancer, a new study shows that one of the lingering, mostly undiscussed side effects of treatment is financial consequences that can last a lifetime, regardless of the outcome of any treatment.

Canada's Leading Shopping Mall Developer - ReDev - Ends 2015 On A High Despite Market Dips

ReDev Canadian shopping malls continue to deliver for passive income investors

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015

ReDev Properties Ltd. is set to ring in the New Year on a high, with hints to greater attention to what the company believes is an enticing market for investors West of Ontario.

Despite market fluctuations, including the downward pressure on Canadian oil prices and the contraction in the energy sector, the company's strong performance indicates long-term growth for ReDev Properties with several successful transactions this year.

1000 Final Salary Pension Schemes Face Going Bust

Final salary pension scheme deficits become increasingly worrisome

A new report highlighted in a recent FT article from the Pensions Institute, part of Cass Business School, has shown up to 1,000 defined benefit schemes are at ‘serious’ risk of falling into the Pension Protection Fund.

The report, ‘The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number’, predicts that the businesses of hundreds of employers will become insolvent well before the end of their recovery plans, under which the trustees and sponsor agree contributions to make good the deficit over an agreed number of years.

It shows that on insolvency, these schemes may have insufficient funds to pay members’ pensions in full.

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