Tristan Murray

Financial Security Advisor
Investment Representative

As a financial security advisor, I work to inform, educate, and empower my clients to achieve their financial desires while building relationships founded on honesty and integrity. Using strategic and comprehensive financial planning, I transform the financial desires of my clients into financial goals by providing a structured “game plan.”

My approach to financial advising is one of a holistic nature, in which all aspects of my clients' financial “puzzles” are analyzed to ensure that we're not focusing on one area to the detriment of another. I analytically examine both the current and future desired financial position of my clients from both the quantitative (numerical data) and qualitative (emotional affect) viewpoints.

As a financial security advisor, I approach my relationships with my clients in a manner that can be more related to marriage as opposed to dating. When I meet with my clients, I don't only see the client, but I see the generations of their family that follows them. I believe that the decisions that I assist my clients to make in the present will not only affect their future but also the future of their families. My ultimate desire for my clients is that each one would be able to fulfill the proverb that says, “A good person leaves an inheritance to their children’s children.” With this foundation, I work to ensure that whatever element of their financial puzzle that is being addressed (personal/business insurance, investments, tax planning, or estate planning) is analyzed with the utmost care, empathy, and individual consideration that is feasible.

Ask an advisor: RESP withdrawals – Canada Life

Learn about how to withdraw money from an RESP for a post-secondary student.

 

 


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Description: This animated video introduces an illustrated character Kim and her advisor to show how to withdraw money from an RESP for a child for post-secondary education.

Ask an advisor” appears. The camera zooms out as the text lands in an outlined square. “How do I withdraw money from an RESP?” fades in below. An illustration of a graduating student draws on the right side of the frame.

Kim: My oldest child will be ready to start post-secondary school soon.

Description: Kim talks on a cell phone in her living room while her son reads a book at a nearby table. Screen splits in half to include the advisor on the right half, sitting in an office.

Advisor: That’s great news!

Kim: How do we withdraw money from his registered education savings plan?

Description: Screen moves to full view of the advisor in her office.

Advisor: We’ll contact your RESP provider with proof that he’s enrolled in a qualified post-secondary educational program.

Description: Screen changes to circle with $5,000 in it. Above the circle, text that says 1 weeks starts to spin until it reads 13 weeks.

Advisor: Once you’ve done that, if he’s attending full time, the most you can withdraw is $5,000 during the first 13 weeks he’s enrolled.

Description: Text in circle changes to read $2,500. Above the circle, text changes to read part time.

Advisor: If he’s going part time that limit is $2,500.

Description: Text in circle changes to read Any amount. Above the circle, text changes to read After 13 weeks.

Advisor: After that, you can request withdrawals of any amount with no limit unless he takes a break from studies and doesn’t re-enrol within 12 months.

Description: A dollar sign in a circle appears on screen, then transitions to become one date on an illustration of a calendar. Screen transitions to Kim in her living room again.

Kim: What can we use the money for?

Description: Screen transitions to image opf Kim’s son in a school setting, then a bookstore, then an apartment.

Advisor: Tuition, textbooks, living expenses. Stuff like that.

Description: Screen transitions to Kim in her living room again.

Kim: And what if he decides not to go to post-secondary school?

Advisor: You have options, including moving the money that you put into the RESP to your registered retirement savings plan.

Description: Screen transitions to illustration of a piggybank with letters RESP under it, then money moving to another illustration of an easy chair with the letters RRSP under it.

Screen transitions to advisor in your office again.

Advisor: Once he’s firmed up his plans, let’s talk more about withdrawing the RESP money, including how those withdrawals will be taxed.

Description: Text that says “Let’s talk. Contact me today.” appears onscreen with the Canada Life logo and legal line: “Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-888-252-1847.”

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