Now that school is back in session, here’s a quick reminder of how the Registered Education Savings Plan works: It is a tax-sheltered account to save money for a child’s education Parents, grandparents, guardians, family members and friends can open an RESP It provides grants (CESG) and various other incentives Individual and family [...]
If you and/or your spouse/common-law partner are thinking about going back to school, you can fund it by withdrawing $10,000 annually, up to a $20,000 maximum, from each of your RRSPs. Once you have finished your studies, you have ten (10) years to redeposit the amount you loaned yourself back into your RRSP [...]
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If you were looking to rent a new apartment, would you know how to check your credit score? Even if you’re not looking to move, having an idea of where you stand with your creditors is another part of having a solid financial plan. The good news is that you can download a [...]
Ask any financial planning expert and they will likely say that paying yourself first should be a priority for everyone. Even if you’re putting away a few loonies into a savings account each month, it does add up over time. Consider also putting a bit each pay or each month into your CEIRP [...]
Whether you’re an avid investor or someone who wants to start dabbling in the world of finance, the market has seen and continues to see its fair share of highs and lows and ebbs and flows. And here’s something to consider: Even though investing can feel like an emotional (and monetary) rollercoaster ride, it’s [...]
Video — Straight Talk from Canada Life: How to remain calm in today's investment conditions
We’ve all seen the headlines: almost every part of our lives is becoming more expensive. So here’s an idea that might help you out. Try the acronym TFSN — “tidy” up, “fix” it, and just “say no” thank you. Here’s how: Tidy: Maybe you don't really need more living space, maybe it's just time [...]
We know that summer is a busy time for many of you. But we hope you’ll take a minute to do a quick check-in on your money situation. How are you doing? Are you meeting your goals? Even if you don’t have any goals, it’s never too late to adopt some good habits. This [...]