How to Use Your Registered Retirement Savings Plan to Purchase a Home

Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially when thinking about how to afford a down payment. The good news is, as a Canadian resident, you have some options for financing your new home. If you’ve contributed money to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), you may be eligible to use those funds to purchase a home with the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP).
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Start Saving for Retirement Today

While you can’t go back in time and start saving earlier, if you start planning for your retirement now, you can still live comfortably. Take some time to determine the options and opportunities available to you and start planning the next phase of your life today.
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Why Should I Think About Retirement Planning?

If you’ve only just begun your career and are starting to collect a decent paycheck, the last thing on your mind is probably retirement planning. When you’re in your twenties and thirties, retirement can feel light years away, but it will get here much quicker than you can imagine. And when it does, you’ll want to be prepared.

And for those in their 40s and 50s, remember that it’s never too late to start saving for retirement. The most important thing is to just start.

Here are some tips for getting started:

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Retirement Success

 

 

Retirement can invoke a mix of conflicting emotions from anticipation to fear, excitement to anxiety. It’s one of the biggest life changes we experience in our adult lives. Most of us anticipate and save for it for decades. But, going from receiving a paycheck for most of your adult life to living off the wealth you have amassed is no doubt an unnerving transition. 

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Using the FIRE Movement to Gain Financial Independence 

Many people dream of the day they can leave work behind and start pursuing their lifelong dreams. But for most people, you’ll need to achieve financial stability and independence before you can leave behind your day-to-day job in exchange for a more fulfilling path. This is where the increasingly-popular financial independence, retire early (FIRE) movement comes in. 

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