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Re: Social Security-Take It Now Or Later?
Old 10-08-2004, 03:51 PM   #21
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No Cut-Throat, but my wife can use my portfolio when I'm gone, and my kids and grandchildren when she's gone. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the CPP direct deposit in my bank account each month.
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Re: Social Security-Take It Now Or Later?
Old 10-08-2004, 03:59 PM   #22
 
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No Cut-Throat, but my wife can use my portfolio when I'm gone, and my kids and grandchildren when she's gone. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the CPP direct deposit in my bank account each month.
I assume you are in Canada and I'm not sure how it works there. But if you are in the U.S. at least one of you should delay SS, because when one dies, you have the option of assuming the higher of the two SS amounts I believe.
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Re: Social Security-Take It Now Or Later?
Old 10-08-2004, 04:36 PM   #23
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Re: Social Security-Take It Now Or Later?

Mrs. Zipper would receive a survivor's benefit. You pay more into SS down there than we do to CPP, so your payouts are justifiably more. That is compensated by every Canadian receiving Old Age Security at 65 of around $C6000. FYI, CPP drastically ramped up payroll deductions several years back, and it is now actuarily sound. My mother still receives a survivor SS cheque each month of around US$1000 from my father, who worked for the Wabash RR(which became the Norfolk Western RR) running through St. Thomas ON. She hates it when the US$ weakens against our $Loonie. Like today!
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