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Carrick on money: How we’ll afford retirement

Money is a bigger worry for U.S. retirees.

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How we'll afford retirement
This infographic compares the United States to Canada and 19 other industrialized countries in a variety of measures of retirement preparedness and quality of life. Canada scores well for its low levels of seniors living in poverty. Interestingly, at a time of debate about expanding the Canada Pension Plan, the data here shows Canadians pay a comparatively small percentage of their wages to mandatory social security programs.

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About the Author
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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