When should I begin taking CPP?

It is the nature of my profession that I read a lot about personal financial matters. One of the most difficult of such matters has to do with retirement. Financial economists will say that retirement planning is difficult because there are so many variables, or...

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

An Introduction to Retirement Planning – Part 2 “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Danish proverb   Imagine you and your spouse are 35 years old. You hope to retire at 65. There is an almost 25 percent chance that one of you...

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What is Net Worth?

And Why does it Matter? “I demand the sum of… one million dollars.” A million dollars may not mean as much as it did when Dr. Evil* came of age in the 1960s. Even so, it is a significant threshold that continues to be a target for...

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