Couple needs to get their budget under control or risk overspending in retirement.

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Situation: In spite of job pension and ample assets, couple worries they are not ready to quit work

Solution: Add up personal financial assets and job pension, compare to costs, boost returns

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A couple we’ll call Hilda, 54, and Ernest, 58, live in Ontario. They have good jobs, his with a large company with a defined benefit pension, hers part time with a local government that provides no retirement benefits at all. Their children are in their mid-20s and have independent lives. Hilda and Ernest are financially secure now but unsure of the future. Their question — will they be able to retire comfortably?

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