The Pension Puzzle: Your Complete Guide to Government Benefits, RRSPs and Employer Plans

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Wiley, Dec 3, 2001 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Millions of Canadians are covered by pension plans in one form or another— whether that's CPP, a company plan, or personal RRSPs. But pensions are the benefit least understood by employees. They're confusing and complex, but understanding pensions is crucial to every Canadian's financial security in retirement.

The Pension Puzzle is a true "owner's manual" for anyone with a pension plan:

  • Explains what pensions are; how all the different types work; how government, employer plans, and RRSPs fit together; and how to determine the value of your employer's plan.
  • Shows you how to determine how much income you'll need in retirment; how much government benefits and employer plans will provide for you; and how aggressive you have to be with your own RRSP investments to supplement these other plans.
  • Helps you make sound decisions about your pension plan and how it affects your financial future, whether you're planning your retirement, changing jobs, handling a divorce, or making decisions about early retirement.
  • Includes practical forms and worksheets, tips, and examples.
The Pension Puzzle is not just for those about to retire. It's for every working Canadian who needs to make decisions about their pension plan and how it affects their financial future.

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User Review  - Teena - Goodreads

Since I work in the pension and group retirement industry, I'm always interested in reading books about it to see what others are saying. This wasn't a bad book. They explained some complicated products and gave examples to make them more understandable. Read full review

Contents

Are You on a Tricycle or a Bicycle?
11
Cash for Life
17
Pension Plan or Pyramid Scheme?
31
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Bruce Cohen established himself as one of Canada's top personal finance writers when he was personal finance columnist for the Financial Post. He is a freelance writer for financial companies and the author of the bestseller, The Money Advisor.

Brian Fitzgerald is a prominent actuary and expert in retirement program design and operation. He recently retired as a principal from one of Canada's leading pension and benefits consulting firms.

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