RESP

The ABC’s of ESG

You may be hearing the term “ESG” in the investing world more often. But what does it mean?ESG focuses on three core terms; Environmental, Social and Governance. Let’s find out more about each one.As concerns over environmental risks, such as climate change and loss of biodiversity increase, investors are looking for ways to support companies…

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Elite Pricing

An important part of investing is making sure you invest wisely. Even if you invest wisely, you might still be leaving money on the table if you do not pay extra attention to your investment fees. You might remember the old saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned”. The same idea can be applied…

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Rising interest rates and your finances in 5 questions

credit: iA Fiancial Group Here’s a few answers to questions you may have about the effects of rising interest rates on your personal finances. Why are interest rates rising? When inflation rises rapidly, it creates a cascade of price increases, the main effect of which is that the value of your money decreases, and so…

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Dollar Cost Averaging

If market volatility has caused you to transfer your money into GICs or cash, you may want to ask yourself if you are still on track to meeting your personal goals. Whether it’s saving for retirement, a home, or a child’s education, keeping money in a lower-earning investment option may not give you the growth…

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Staying the course

Sometimes the hardest decision is taking no action at all While equity markets have risen strongly over time, they’ve encountered occasional declines along the way. Volatility may cause a bumpy ride … but isn’t that true of most things in life? Market timing typically fails. The worst-performing days are often followed closely by the best…

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Where do we go from here?

When markets fall, the next peak usually isn’t far away Bear markets can be brutal… But bull markets have a history of charging back. S&P/TSX Composite Index: Bull and Bear Market Returns,1977-20221 “The TSX grew 96.71% since the COVID bottom in 2020 to the most recent peak on 3/29/2022. The index then fell 17.02% to…

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Dollar Cost Averaging

If market volatility has caused you to transfer your money into GICs or cash, you may want to ask yourself if you are still on track to meeting your personal goals. Whether it’s saving for retirement, a home or a child’s education, keeping money in a lower-earning investment option may not give you the growth…

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RESP Benefits

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a special savings account to help Canadian residents save for a child’s post-secondary education. Benefits include: Help you systematically save and plan for a child’s education Tax-sheltered growth – there’s no taxes payable on the money earned in a RESP until it’s withdrawn Government Grants – Government matches…

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Maximize your RESP

The Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is an investment program where the Government matches 20% of your contributions. You could even qualify for additional Grants based on your family income. There’s also the Canada Learning Bond where the Government offers up to $500 for low-income families. Start Early Families with young children can benefit the…

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RESP contribution rules

When it comes to putting money into an RESP, it is very important to know the RESP contribution rules. The rules are complicated and somewhat confusing but I will do my best to try and help you understand how they work.It’s all about the Canadian Education Savings Grant (CESG). The CESG is 20% of every…

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