CPA Canada book helps retirement 'procrastinators'

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - 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

About CPA Canada
The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada's accounting profession across the country. The profession's national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 200,000 members, both at home and abroad. The Canadian CPA was created with the unification of three legacy accounting designations (CA, CGA and CMA). CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. CPA Canada also issues guidance and thought leadership on a variety of technical matters, publishes professional literature and develops education and professional certification programs.

About the Author
David Trahair, CPA, CA, is a personal finance trainer, speaker, national best-selling author and CPA Magazine columnist. His books include Smoke and Mirrors: Financial Myths That Will Ruin Your Retirement Dreams, Enough Bull: How to Retire Well Without the Stock Market, Mutual Funds or Even an Investment Advisor, Crushing Debt: Why Canadians Should Drop Everything and Pay Off Debt, Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpots: The Simplest Personal Finance Strategy Ever. He is known for his ability to explain the often-confusing world of personal finance in a simple and understandable manner. Canadians appreciate his no-nonsense style.


Image with caption: "David Trahair, CPA, CA and author of The Procrastinator’s Guide to Retirement – - How you can retire in ten years or less and Cairine Wilson, vice president, corporate citizenship at CPA Canada. (CNW Group/CPA Canada)". Image available at:

For further information: Diana Sorace, Manager, Media Relations, CPA Canada, T: 604-694-6700, C: 604-551-4487,


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