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Thread #59418 Message #3854142
Posted By: gnu
09-May-17 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Got my bank statement for April. Right there in black and white : Direct Deposit CANADA PENSION PLAN. PARTAAAAY! Well, it doesn't say "PARTAAAAY!" but....
I started working at 12 years old at odd jobs (shoveling snow, mowing lawns, trimming hedges, whatever) around the neighbourhood and delivering newspapers in the morning and after school. I started running a trap line and hunted rabbits and sold them in winter BEFORE I delivered the morning newspapers when I was 14. I started getting paid by cheque at 15 (underage work permit) while working in the summer months for 9 hours a night shift seven days a week. Yeah... seven days a week... another special work permit.
So, I got my first CPP payment. If I live past 73 (the "break-even age" if you wait to draw CPP when you turn 65), it will have cost me. But, 73? Not fuckin' likely! Besides, price of living is going up faster than a slut's skirt in a brothel so the math is dicey, at best. Better to take the money and run... well, in my case, hobble.