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What’s an RRSP?
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) are designed to save for retirement. RRSPs provide up to a 50% tax deduction on contributions, resulting in more taxes back or less taxes owing. You don’t pay interest until your funds are withdrawn, which is usually after retirement, when your income and tax rates are lower!
RRSPs should be considered if you’re over 18, earn income, and haven’t retired yet, especially if you want to maintain the same standard of living during retirement. There are a variety of ways to invest in an RRSP:
- Term Deposits guarantee a rate of return over a period of time. Interest is compounded and rates vary based on length – from 30 days to 5 years
- Mutual Funds are portfolios of pooled investments, allowing for a diversified strategy with a single investment
- Treasury Bills
Each year you have a maximum contribution limit, which includes any unused contribution limits from previous years. To figure out your limit please refer to your Notice Of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Rather than waiting until the end of the tax year to find the money to make a single lump-sum investment, consider scheduling recurring contributions from your account. You can also use up to $25,000 of your RRSPs for your down payment through the Government of Canada’s Home Buyer’s Plan. This can significantly decrease the amount of your mortgage, resulting in less interest paid.
Invest as much of your RRSP as possible in the name of the spouse who will be in the lower bracket at retirement. Any income created will be taxed at the lower tax rate. A Spousal RRSP also allows the contributor to reduce their taxable income by the amount of the contribution.
It’s almost the end of the tax year and you don’t have the cash available to top up your RRSP contribution. No problem, we offer RRSP specific loans for just this situation, including Lines Of Credit, Term Loans and Extended Repayment Term Loans.
A healthy RRSP is a great way to help ensure you get the retirement you deserve. Registered term deposits, mutual funds*, stocks* and bonds*—there’s really no limit to the investment opportunities available to you. Best of all, your contributions and growth will be tax sheltered until the day your funds are withdrawn.
Working with a Northern Advisor, we can come up with the ideal formula to help you meet all of your retirement goals. You can choose to put your money in a variable rate account, embrace the guarantee of a fixed rate term or blend your investments across a number of products that grow and change as you age.
- Contributions to your RRSP are tax deductible
- Pay no tax on interest or other monetary growth until the day your funds are withdrawn
- A variety of investment options depending on your personal preferences and needs
- Complete deposit insurance on term deposits
- Pre-authorized contribution programs make it easy to build a strong retirement fund