We’ve broken out each stage of the retirement journey and laid out steps you can take to prepare yourself for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of.
Identifying your financial needs before and during retirement.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement plan. At every stage of life there are steps you can take to plan and prepare for the retirement of your dreams.
Learn the basics of a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and how you can use it to meet your financial goals.
Financial plans are not a “one and done” exercise. Learn why you need to regularly update this living document to stay on track with your financial goals.
As enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan continue, find out how they will impact your payments and retirement planning.
Nobody plans to get divorced, but a breakdown of your relationship could seriously impact your retirement plans. Find out how to plan for the unexpected in retirement.
Losing your partner or spouse prematurely is heartbreaking, and can come with financial hardship too. Find out how to plan for the unexpected in retirement.
Living longer than you expect is great - as long as you’ve planned for it. Find out how to plan for the unexpected in retirement.
Falling victim to a scammer could derail decades of retirement planning and saving. Find out how to plan for the unexpected in retirement.
Retirement might seem like it's in the distant future but if you start saving now, and take advantage of all available programs, your future self will thank you.
Even if you are close to retirement, it can still be beneficial to start investing in RRSPs and TFSAs.
Facing retirement as a single person can be daunting. Here we offer six tips to make your retirement journey smooth and stress-free.
A fulfilling retirement is more than having financial security, it requires a healthy body and mind, having a purpose and maintaining strong social connections.
Learn how the traditional view of retirement has gradually evolved into a more fluid and flexible approach to financial independence.
Learn about the continuing care options available in Alberta and how to plan for your long-term needs.
Information about locked-in registered retirement savings plans, including how you can use them and what types of funds are transferred into them.
An overview of the situations where funds in locked-in accounts, such as LIRAs and LIFs, can be unlocked prematurely.
Answers to commonly asked questions about Old Age Security (OAS), the government of Canada’s largest pension program.
Advice on when you should start collecting your Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security.
Information on additional programs that provide financial assistance for low income seniors: OAS Allowance and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) program.
When you plan your retirement, think about how you will spend your days, what your succession plan will be and what the ideal future looks like for you and your partner.
Making contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) in 2020.
Understanding the benefits of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), how contributions work, what you need to know about the CPP retirement pension, and recent enhancements to the CPP.
Deciding when to start receiving payments from your Canada Pension Plan for retirement income.
CPP disability benefits include monthly disability pension, post-retirement disability benefit, and children's benefit for children of a disabled contributor.
Discover what Canada Pension Plan's benefits are available on the death of a contributor.
Uncover the subtle differences between RRIFs and RRSPs and identify which may be a better fit for you and your retirement goals.
Transferring your RRSP to a RRIF is one of the options available for establishing a retirement income stream from your registered investments.
Creating a clear and strategic financial plan will ensure you will meet your short, mid and long-term financial goals.
Structure your retirement income and maximize your savings.
Income splitting is a way of moving income from the higher to the lower-income spouse. Leverage Canada’s progressive tax system to maximize your retirement income.
There are some pretty major differences between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension plans. Here they are, explained.
Maxing out your RRSPs? Learn how combining a TFSA and non-registered investment accounts to your savings plan can increase retirement savings.
These tips can help you make the most out of your RRSP.