I’ve been writing for 12 years and the most popular articles I have written are on Canada Pension Plan. Rather than re-invent the wheel, I thought I would post some of my favorite articles on CPP.
Common Questions about CPP
I wrote this article for Canadian Finance Blog this year and it tackles four of the most common questions I get on Canada Pension Plan. How much will I get? Should I take it early? Can I split CPP? Is it clawed back?
How much will you get from Canada Pension Plan in retirement?
In this article I talk about how to calculate your retirement benefit and why most Canadians should not count on the maximum amount in retirement.
CPP Child Rearing Drop Out Provision
In this article I talk about how parents who took time off to raise children can get more from their Canada Pension Plan.
Will Canada Pension Plan be there when you retire?
I continue to be amazed at how many Canadians still think CPP will not be there when they retire. In this article, I provide some facts about how to evaluate controversial topic.
New proposed changes for CPP
On May 25, 2009, Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Finance recommended changes to the CPP. This article sums up the proposed changes which are scheduled to come into effect for 2011.
Modest CPP changes in the works
Canadian Capitalist, a very popular financial blogger, gives his insights on the proposed changes to Canada Pension Plan.
Sooner or Later? When to start CPP
Tax expert Jamie Golumbek discusses the proposed changes from a tax perspective.
CPP Investment Board
This site is a great resource on CPP and how it is being managed. The CCP investment board is in charge of managing the $130 billion dollar fund.
RRSP vs CPP
Micheal James on Money provides a hypothetical comparison between RRSP and CPP. Unfortunately we can’t opt out of CPP.
Ask the readers: Increase in Canada Pension Plan?
Another popular personal finance blog Million Dollar Journey talks about increases to the contribution rates. There’s lots of interesting responses from readers.
Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
This is a topic I do not know much about so I enjoyed reading this article.
A simple guide to Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
A good primer on CPP by a Vancouver based advisor.