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Thursday, 14 January 2016

This is often a good time of year to review your financial needs.

The deadline for 2015 RRSP contributions this year is Monday Feb 29 2016.

RRSP contributions reduce your income tax owing at the income tax rate that you pay.
What that means is that if you're in the 30% tax bracket and you contribute $100, your real cost is only $70.

Money held within your RRSP's and RRIF's etc. grow tax free but are taxable at your income tax rate at the time you make withdrawals.

The maximum RRSP contribution limit for 2015 is $24,930 (based on your income in 2014), plus any unused deduction room you have left over from previous years. Your 2014 notice of assessment should have these figures for you.

This is often a good time of year to review your financial needs, ask a few pointed questions about how your plans will meet your future goals and also share any changes in your circumstances with your financial advisor.

We all know that hope is not a plan so if you're self funding your pension and RRSP's or wish to provide yourself with an increased retirement income, have you considered investing in worry free savings that will provide you with a guaranteed income for life, regardless of the markets and no matter how long you live?