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Financial security when you retire

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.

Understanding the basics of the OAS program

Answers to commonly asked questions about Old Age Security (OAS), the government of Canada’s largest pension program.

When should I start collecting OAS?

Advice on when you should start collecting your Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security.

Government benefits for low income seniors: OAS Allowance and GIS

Information on additional programs that provide financial assistance for low income seniors: OAS Allowance and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) program.

How to test drive your retirement plans

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.

RRSP and TFSA Information for 2020

Making contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) in 2020.

Will you have a gender wealth gap at retirement?

What women need to know as they save for their future

Canada Pension Plan, understanding the basics

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.

When to start receiving my Canada Pension Plan retirement pension?

Deciding when to start receiving payments from your Canada Pension Plan for retirement income.

Understanding Canada Pension Plan disability benefits

CPP disability benefits include monthly disability pension, post-retirement disability benefit, and children's benefit for children of a disabled contributor.

CPP benefits available on death of a contributor

Discover what Canada Pension Plan's benefits are available on the death of a contributor.

Understanding Registered Retirement Income Funds

Uncover the subtle differences between RRIFs and RRSPs and identify which may be a better fit for you and your retirement goals.

Helping you with year end RRIF planning

 Transferring your RRSP to a RRIF is one of the options available for establishing a retirement income stream from your registered investments.

The value of a financial plan

Creating a clear and strategic financial plan will ensure you will meet your short, mid and long-term financial goals. 

Structuring your retirement income — the mystery of decumulation

Structure your retirement income and maximize your savings.

How to increase retirement income with income splitting

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.

Defined benefit and contribution pension plans

There are some pretty major differences between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension plans. Here they are, explained.

Retirement savings options beyond RRSPs

Maxing out your RRSPs? Learn how combining a TFSA and non-registered investment accounts to your savings plan can increase retirement savings.

4 tips for getting the most out of your RRSP

These tips can help you make the most out of your RRSP.

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