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Rely on the government (no, seriously)

Often lost amid TFSAs, RRSPs and other retirement planning minutiae is the humble government pension

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Often lost amid TFSAs, RRSPs and other retirement planning minutiae is the humble government pension.

Most of us will get more from Ottawa than we think. A married couple with no savings or company pension can expect $24,000 a year from all government sources when they retire.

The average combined payout from just the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security is now almost $11,000 per retired person per year. So don’t forget to factor this in when calculating how much you’ll need to save for retirement.

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