Jun 17: Best from the blogosphere

A look at the best of the Internet, from an SPP point of view A new retirement worry – the cost of healthcare as you age They say the best things in life are free – however, the cost of healthcare, particularly for older Canadians, does carry a price tag. And, according to recent Ipsos … Continue reading Jun 17: Best from the blogosphere

May 6: Best from the blogosphere

A look at the best of the Internet, from an SPP point of view Tax-free pension plans may offer a new pathway to retirement security: NIA With workplace pensions becoming more and more rare, and Canadians generally not finding ways to save on their own for retirement, it may be time for fresh thinking. Why … Continue reading May 6: Best from the blogosphere

Interview: Evelyn Jacks talks taxes*

  Today I’m interviewing Evelyn Jacks for SavewithSPP.com. Evelyn is the founder and president of Knowledge Bureau, a virtual campus focused on professional development of tax and financial advisors. She was recently named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence. She is also one of Canada’s most prolific and best-selling authors of 51 personal … Continue reading Interview: Evelyn Jacks talks taxes*

Interview with Shannon Lee Simmons: Debunking Financial Myths*

  Today I’m interviewing Shannon Lee Simmons for savewithspp.com. She is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Investment Manager, media personality, personal finance expert and founder of the online New School of Finance. Shannon has also won a whole slew of awards including being named one of Canada’s Top 30 under 30. She has a monthly … Continue reading Interview with Shannon Lee Simmons: Debunking Financial Myths*

Group vs Individual RESPs: What’s the difference ?

The “holy trinity” of tax-assisted savings plans available to Canadians are TFSAs, RRSPs and RESPs. RESPs (Registered Educational Savings Plans) are primarily designed to help families to save for post-secondary education. Each year, on every dollar up to $2,500 (to a life time maximum of $50,000) that you contributed to an RESP for a child’s … Continue reading Group vs Individual RESPs: What’s the difference ?