RRSP mistakes to avoid

RRSP stands for Registered Retirement Savings Plan. It is a type of tax-advantaged investment account that is available to residents of Canada.

The purpose of an RRSP is to encourage individuals to save for their retirement by providing them with tax incentives. Contributions made to a retirement plan are tax-deductible, meaning that they can reduce an individual’s taxable income for the year in which they are made. Additionally, the investment earnings within an RRSP are not taxed until they are withdrawn, typically in retirement when the individual’s income and tax rate may be lower.

There are some limits and restrictions to RRSP contributions, including an annual contribution limit that is based on a percentage of an individual’s earned income, as well as a lifetime contribution limit. Additionally, there are rules around when and how RRSP withdrawals can be made, including penalties for early withdrawals.

 RRSPs are a popular retirement savings vehicle in Canada, and can be used to build a diversified investment portfolio that is tailored to an individual’s risk tolerance and financial goals. There are differences between how Boomers and Millennials will setup their retirement. Obviously, Millennials are in a precarious economic situation and may not always have the funds to assist in building up a “nest egg” for their retirement. The following article provides advice for both Boomers and Millennials, but fails to take into account the finances of many Millennials. Many Millennials struggle with saving any money at all, let alone investing in stocks or their retirement. The article does make an attempt at providing advice, however. You can read the advice provided below: 

 RRSP mistakes to avoid – particularly during market crashes.