Retirement is one of the most critical financial and personal decisions you can make. Leaving a career or a business that has defined your life and moving on to the next phase is intrinsically risky. Timing is an issue in such questions as when to access registered savings and when to apply for Canada or Quebec Pension Plan benefits. But retirement is also an opportunity to live well. Old Age Security, the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, numerous corporate pension systems, Registered Retirement Savings Plans, Tax-Free Savings Accounts, and other forms of investments allow people to build future wealth. When Can I Retire? offers you a hand through the maze of alternatives, provides worksheets to estimate retirement budgets, discusses the tax consequences of particular choices, and even shows you how you can live with a Canadian pension in various foreign countries. When Can I Retire? is the planning guide for making the right choices at a decisive point in your life.
ANDREW ALLENTUCK is an award-winning financial journalist whose recent book, Bonds for Canadians, received high praise. He currently writes the Family Finance feature for the Financial Post and a column on fixed-income investing for Investment Executive magazine. His monthly columns in the Financial Post Magazine won a National Business Writing Award. He has taught economics and economic history at several universities in the United States and Canada.
“Andrew Allentuck takes a lot of the guesswork out of retirement planning. He makes the process honest and transparent so that any reader can do it.” - Daniel F. Stronach, President, Stronach Financial Group Inc. (Toronto)
"Andrew Allentuck provides a sober look at the retirement process for Canadians and the various important considerations you need to take into account when you’re deciding whether to make the big jump into your post-work years.” - Pablo Fuchs, Senior Editor, Investment Executive