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Why the RESP is Outdated, and Where to Invest Instead

Millennial Parents’ Guide to Financial Planning Are you feeling frustrated with the rigid rules defined by the government’s Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)? If so, you’re not alone. The RESP is outdated. It’s a government program that was created for our parents, but the next generation needs something entirely different. The costs of education for […]

Canada’s Child Benefit vs. RESP: Which is better for my child’s future?

Millennial Parents Guide To Financial Planning For Children The average Canadian family with two kids will get about $200 more next year and about $500 more in 2019 through the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). And that’s just one advantage. _____ The recent increase in the CCB was a welcomed gift to families and the second […]

68% of Parents Would Not Have Saved With RESP For Their Children’s Education

Parents have started to realize that the RESP is not the solution to their children’s education costs but may be the beginning of their problems. For over 20 years the banks, group RESP companies, and governments have promoted to new parents that the RESP is the only solution to saving for their children’s education, yet; […]

Why Banks Won’t Tell You About Any Alternatives To RESP

Banks won’t tell you about Participating Whole Life Insurance plans as an alternative to RESP for your child’s education and future. For over a century, banks were viewed by Canadian families as trusted community partners who provided advice to help manage their financial lives. You walked into your branch, spoke with your manager on what’s […]

Why is the RESP an Out-dated Option for My Child’s Future?

This is a continuing blog in the series Millennial Parents’ Guide to Financial Planning for Children. My father always told me: “If you’re going to spend your time thinking, you might as well spend it thinking big.” While I am President of insuranceforchildren, I still advise and manage investments of two-dozen successful clients whom I […]

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