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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

What you need to know about CPP and OAS
A good rundown on how much retirement income you can expect to make from the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security if you take these benefits early, on time or you defer them.

Here's a handy website for keeping track of contribution limits and maximum payments for all the major savings and retirement income programs.

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He paid a price to make his millions
A successful business owner worth a couple of million talks about what he gave up, and what he had to put up with, as he built his wealth.

From janitor to multimillionaire
Ronald Read, a gas station attendant in Vermont, amassed a fortune of almost $8-million by diligently investing his money in dividend stocks. Is it possible to generate wealth the same way in current stock market conditions? Read here to find out.

Here's a profile of Read, who died last year.

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