Curious about Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and if they could be the right investment account to help you reach your retirement goals? Check out the information below to learn more about RRSPs and how they can help you save more towards your retirement.
It’s almost time to get your 2017 income tax statements ready, and while we’re well into 2018, there is one more thing you can do to increase your 2017 tax return: contribute to your RRSP.
One of the biggest advantages of investing in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is that any contributions you make will reduce your taxable income in the year the contribution is applied to. While the prior tax year is over, the government allows you to also apply contributions to the prior tax year if they are made in the first 60 days of the following year. The deadline for 2017 RRSP contributions is March 1, 2018.
There’s no question that charity is most on our minds during the holidays. There’s no shortage of office food drives, calls for volunteers at local soup kitchens, and donation boxes scattered throughout the mall. Whether you choose to participate in these activities, or you’re considering donating to a charity through the holidays and beyond, there are many ways to give back, no matter your budget.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about the cost of charity, consider these options on how to include charitable giving in your financial plan. You might be surprised at some of the items and their benefits.
No matter where you are in your personal finance journey, you're bound to have some questions at one point or another. What should you be investing in? Do you really need that insurance product everyone keeps talking about? How much is enough when you're saving towards a goal?
There seems to be a common perception that tells us investing is only for those with large budgets. It tells us that to start investing, you need thousands of dollars parked in savings to have a chance of reaching your financial goals.
We’re here to tell you that you don’t need either of those things to open an investment account. All you need is a simple plan and the commitment to stick to it.
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We've all heard how important it is to have a good credit score. Having a high credit score is vital because lenders use it to determine how creditworthy you are. But the thing about credit scores is that not many really understand how they work.
Your credit score is a number that falls between 300-900. The higher the number, the less risky you are in the eyes of lenders. What constitutes a “good” score varies by lender and the type of credit you're applying for.
That being said, you should always aim to keep your credit scores as high as possible. Here are six tips to help you improve your credit score.
Whether you're a regular or not-so-regular gym-goer, there's something we can all agree on: keeping up your fitness level takes work.
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Everyone has a chequing account. There’s a good chance your parents helped you set up your first account (and that you opened it at the same bank they use), or that you got one as soon as you landed your first job.
Having a strong financial plan not only allows you and your family to enjoy the things you value, but it also protects you in the case that an accident or death occurs. We’ve talked about making sure you’re protected with proper insurance coverage, but there’s another element to supporting your family when you’re no longer here: keeping an up-to-date will.