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How to deal with RESP uncertainties

This second year of the pandemic has resulted in a new set of questions about RESPs as a new school year gets underway. In this Globe and Mail article, Robyn Thompson has some pointers on RESP catch-up on contributions, stock market worries, and taking a year...

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Rules for RESP withdrawals

What if your child decides not to go the post-secondary route? If you’re tapping into Registered Educations Savings Plans this fall to pay for your kids’ post-secondary schooling, keep in in mind that there are plenty of rules about how RESPs are administered. And...

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Getting set for RESP withdrawals

Time to pay the post-secondary piper Around about this time of year, the great Canadian university hunt gets into full swing. Universities make the rounds at high schools and fairs, looking to entice students to their schools. Students and parents make the rounds,...

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How to get tax-free money in 2020

These plans will help you create tax-free dollars If your New Year’s financial resolutions have already evaporated, despite your best intentions, you might try just one more: create tax-free dollars. There’s no special magic involved here. Nor is there any...

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School’s in session: time to break open the RESP

How RESPs pay out for post-secondary expenses If you have kids going off to college or university this fall, you’ll be tapping into any savings you’ve made through a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). But those payments aren’t treated like a bank account....

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The ABCs of RESPs

How to use RESPs to save for post-secondary schooling May and June bring thoughts of summer vacations, the end of the school year, and graduations. For many students, post-secondary education is only a few years away. And their parents are often worried they won’t...

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An important tutorial on RESPs

It’s a terrific tax shelter, but you have to know the rules If you’re considering opening a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help fund rising college costs, you might find the rules a bit complicated and information that seems to come from several...

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