With a tax-free savings account (TFSA), you don’t pay tax on any money earned or withdrawn. You can contribute to a TFSA at any time, and your unused contribution room is carried forward each year. Use these savings for education, a down payment on a home or other large expenses.
Registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) are still one of the most popular ways to save for your retirement. Contributions are tax deductible and taxes are deferred until you withdraw your money.
Registered education savings plans (RESPs) offer an effective, tax-free way to maximize the money available to your children or grandchildren when they enrol in a full-time post-secondary program. Parents, grandparents, other family members and friends can open an RESP for a child. As the cost of post-secondary education continues to rise, it’s becoming even more important to start saving early for their future education.
Mutual funds allow you to invest in a portfolio of assets that are managed by professionals. They let you diversify your portfolio more widely than you may be able to do when investing in individual stocks and bonds on your own, and together we can select a fund that gives you the right balance of risk and reward for your financial plan.
Segregated funds invest in a variety of stocks and bonds. They’re different than mutual funds. They offer unique protection features that are only available through insurance companies. They’re a great way to save for your retirement and investment goals.
Your workplace pension gives you advantages that can help you save more so you can retire on your terms. It helps bridge the gap between your personal savings and what you need for your retirement. In some cases, your employer may match a portion of what you contribute.
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Income annuities can help you step into retirement with the certainty of a steady income stream. It’s a simple way to turn a portion of your savings into regular income – for a fixed period or the rest of your life. You can put a portion of your retirement savings, like your RRSP, into an annuity.