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Our Top 7 Solutions To Common Barriers In Building Up Your RDSP Savings

I have been working with different families in putting more money into their long-term savings through the use of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) since 2008, which was basically when the program was first introduced by the Government of Canada. Although many families took my advice and already obtained thousands of dollars in grants…

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Financial Products Should Not Be Forced To Be Tied Up Together

Many long-term readers probably know by now, I’m licensed in Ontario to assist my clients on multiple aspects of their finances, this includes to plan for their investments, mortgage and insurance coverage. Having broad spectrum of knowledge allows me to understand a lot more about the ins and outs of the financial industry. From time…

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FAQ about Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

  RDSP – Account Level Questions: What is Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)? Who is eligible to setup a RDSP account? How do I apply for the disability tax credit? What are the key benefits of RDSP? Who will be the people involved with the RDSP account? Who can be the RDSP account holder? Can there…

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3 Things To Look Out For When RDSP beneficiary Reaches Age Of Majority

1) Find out who should be the RDSP account holder The account holder is the person who could make all the decision regarding the Registered Disability Savings Plan. (i.e.: Decision on investments, contributions, withdrawal). It is important to assign an account holder who could make legal and rational decision on behalf of the beneficiary. According to the current…

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How To Plan For Disabled Adults Who Are Unable To Manage Their Finance?

When the disabled person is under the age of majority, there is relatively less restriction in managing for their finance. Typically speaking, the legal parents could manage on behalf of the child. It is when the child reaches the age of majority, and is not contractually competent, then there would be more procedures involved. (Note:…

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Where Could I Find The Money To Make The RDSP Contribution?

One of the key benefits of having the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the ability to attract the Canada Disability Savings Grants (CDSGs). This is a matching grant from the government to enhance the savings for the disabled person. For example, for a beneficiary where their family net income falls below the first income…

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Investment Philosophy For RDSP

This Wednesday, I was invited delightfully to the Mackenzie Investments Symposium day. This professional event was hosted in their office building in downtown Toronto, and the purpose was to develop a deeper understanding about the different investment processes of their fund management teams. Since many of my clients are using the Mackenzie’s investments in growing their Registered…

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Illustration of Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

When your children are minor, it might appear post-secondary education is a long way in the future. However, college and university are more important than ever, if we want our children to have more choices in their life, you better start planning ahead. One common struggle many Canadian parents are facing is that the cost of…

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Critical Illness Coverage For Children With Special Needs

Just awhile ago, I was sitting across a coffee table in my client’s house. This is a family of three people, where the husband works a manager of a franchise store, the wife is a waitress of a local restaurant, while the son is 9 years old diagnosed with autism. The son was approved with the disability tax credit…

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What Happens If The RDSP Beneficiary Has Shortened Life Expectancy?

(Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Awhile ago, I received a question from one of my email subscribers. This was an email from a mother where her son with disability has shortened life expectancy. “Dear Samuel, thank you for your ongoing email updates. They are very informative and I enjoy reading them. I have a…

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