Outside of your RRSP, the TFSA is a great savings tool to help you achieve your short- and long-term goals. For example, let’s say you wanted to travel around Italy for three-weeks sometime in the near future — say, in five years. If you started with an investment of $25 and then added another $25 per week, with an annual interest rate of 5%, you could have approximately $6,900. Now, imagine if you had a longer goal of 20 years? You could have approximately $41,000.

That’s the joy of compound interest.

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