Starting an RESP is a great way to help save for your child’s tuition and prevent them from starting their careers with debt. It allows you to put away $50,000 tax-free for each child, with the Canadian government matching 20% of your annual contributions. You can also receive another $500 per year up to a […]
As a grandparent, you want what’s best for your grandchild. With the increased costs of education these days, there is no better way to support your kin than to start a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). An RESP is simple to start and comes with government incentives that help to increase the value. It’s an […]
As an entrepreneur, you are accustomed to saving money for various expenses, including your children’s post-secondary education. After years of wise investing through your children’s Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), the time has come to contemplate a withdrawal. This may come as a bitter-sweet moment as you are proud to watch your children grow and […]
It seems like it happens in the blink of an eye. One minute you’re cradling your newborn, the next you’re dealing with an ornery teenager. Life changes significantly as your children age, and you have to consider more than coping with mood swings. These money tips from your financial advisor at The Beacon Group of […]
You love your grandchildren and you spoil them rotten, but beyond frivolous gifts like candy and toys, you would love to give them a good financial start in life by gifting them money. It goes without saying that a cash gift is not nearly as exciting as a new bike, but your grandchildren will greatly […]
Picture a sandwich. The top slice of bread is the responsibility of taking care of your elderly parents. The bottom slice is your young adult children who have boomeranged back home or are involved in post-secondary education. You are the meat stuck in the middle, trying to take care of both while working towards […]
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