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Carrick best reads: What you need to know about CPP and OAS

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

What you need to know about CPP and OAS
A good rundown on how much retirement income you can expect to make from the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security if you take these benefits early, on time or you defer them.

Here's a handy website for keeping track of contribution limits and maximum payments for all the major savings and retirement income programs.

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He paid a price to make his millions
A successful business owner worth a couple of million talks about what he gave up, and what he had to put up with, as he built his wealth.

From janitor to multimillionaire
Ronald Read, a gas station attendant in Vermont, amassed a fortune of almost $8-million by diligently investing his money in dividend stocks. Is it possible to generate wealth the same way in current stock market conditions? Read here to find out.

Here's a profile of Read, who died last year.

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Join the 49,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998.Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More


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