Over 1/3 of Canadians surveyed do not invest (TFSA, RRSP, GIC, etc.) and only 4% say they’ve ever seriously considered opening an account. Investing seems difficult, but it is one of the easiest ways to free money and there are a few simple options to get you started…
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Over the next month, you’ll likely see a lot of ads and articles reminding you to invest in an RRSP. This is because the deadline for investing in a new RRSP and qualifying for a rebate on your 2016 tax return is March 1st, 2017.
Believe it or not, you should care about retirement in your 20s. The earlier you start saving for your golden years, the better – but for cash strapped and debt-laden millennials, setting money aside for retirement can seem completely out of reach.
GICs are a great, straightforward investment option – but with the threat of inflation, and today’s interest rates so low, are they a worthy option? Read on to learn more about your GIC laddering options, and make the most of your money.
Leaving a nest egg for your kids is not as straightforward as it used to be. With seniors living longer than ever before, and with less wealth to go around, bereaved family members are advised to not count their chickens before they hatch.
Now that you’ve handled your debt, it’s time to take money management to the next level – and that’s ensuring your good financial standing. Make your savings work for you by exploring options such as high interest savings accounts and GICs, and learn the ins and outs of applying for loans – without hurting your credit.
Not all savings accounts are created equal. Some offer you unlimited access to your money in exchange for a monthly fee, while others charge you nothing provided you leave your money where you put it. The type of account you choose really depends on you.
Good for you! You’ve made the smart decision to open a new savings account. You have a budget and a plan. All you need to do is open the account, which is, no doubt, the easiest part of the journey. Once you make that first deposit, the exciting part is watching your money grow. Most banks require 2 pieces of identification in order to open an account. One of those pieces must be photo ID.
Tax-free? Is there such a thing? Apparently, there is. A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a registered general-purpose savings vehicle with one goal in mind – to help you meet your long-term savings goals. The accounts are flexible, and allow you to earn tax-free investment income. Not only that, but they complement other savings plans, such as RRSPs and RESPs.