Contributors and Authors

Retire Happy is proud to bring you seasoned experts in the area of retirement, investing and personal finance.

Jim Yih

Jim Yih is a Fee Only Advisor, Best Selling Author, and Financial Speaker on wealth, retirement and personal finance. Currently, Jim specializes in putting Financial Education programs into the workplace. For more information you can follow him on Twitter @JimYih.

Donna McCaw

Donna McCaw is the author of It’s Your Time about the choices and decisions in preparing for retirement, a storyteller and speaker who helps people make informed and positive transitions to retirement.  She does courses and presentations on Retirement Readiness and Women and Retirement.

Sarah Yetkiner

Sarah Yetkiner is a Financial Security Advisor, Investment Representative, Writer and Speaker based in Kitchener, Ontario. She is passionate about inspiring people to get excited about their money and empowering them to take control of their financial future. You can follow Sarah on Twitter@SarahYetkiner

Doug Runchey

Doug Runchey worked for the Income Security Programs branch of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada for more than 32 years, and was a specialist in the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security legislation, regulations and policy areas. He now runs his own company, DR Pensions Consulting, which provides pension advice, including detailed calculations for CPP retirement planning and “credit splitting” purposes. Doug can be reached by email @[email protected] or check out his website at

Cathy Leahy

Cathy Leahy is the author of Keystone Diaries – Money Keys a financial literacy book for children. She has been working in the Financial Services Industry since April 2000 and volunteers her time with Junior Achievement and The Rotary Club working with high school students.

Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace has been in the Insurance and Investment industry for the past 19 years. His role is to take what is important to his clients and help them make those dreams a reality. Scott is a CFP, CLU and a Qualifying and Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

Wayne Rothe

Wayne is a former journalist who has spend over 20 years writing for and editing newspapers, magazines, newsletters and webpages. He decided to make his Plan B Plan A by becoming a financial advisor 18 years ago.  He enjoyed managing his own finances and was successful enough that he thought he could show others how to achieve financial success also. Wayne has a very practical approach to personal finance and loves sharing it in his writing.

Elizabeth Yih

Elizabeth is a registered dietitian specializing in working with eating disorder patients at the University of Alberta Hospital.  Elizabeth wrote a 8 part series on health and wellness for retirement on the Retire Happy site.

Peter Merrick

Peter Merrick, FMA, CFP, FCSI, Instructor at George Brown and Seneca Colleges, President of Merrick Wealth Management, a boutique financial planning, employee and executive benefit consulting firm.

Grant Hicks

Grant Hicks, C.I.M., FCSI is a professional speaker and author of Guerilla Marketing for Financial Advisors.  Grant was a very successful Retirement Planning Specialist with Manulife Securities and Hicks Financial but has now sold his client practice to help other financial advisors in his role as Vice President for Manulife Financial in Western Canada.