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Tag: TFSA

A stay-at-home parent’s guide to retirement savings

Tips for retirement planning for stay-at-home parents.

We’re pleased to welcome Rubina Ahmed-Haq as a writing contributor to the Oaken Blog. Rubina is a highly regarded personal finance expert, and provides her thoughtful commentary for media outlets including the CBC and Global News. Rubina also writes for several magazines, and has her own website at alwayssavemoney.com. We’re especially excited to announce that … read more

RSPs, TFSAs and your retirement strategy

RSPs, TFSAs, and your retirement strategy

The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) was frequently in the news during last year’s federal election campaign. TFSAs made headlines again when the newly-elected government followed through on its pledge to roll back the TFSA annual contribution limit. With the RSP deadline now looming, conversations are once again turning to TFSAs and the annual question of whether … read more

Finance Minister Bill Morneau confirms TFSA roll back

There was no mention of reducing the annual TFSA contribution in last Friday’s throne speech, however Finance Minister Bill Morneau confirmed the following Monday (December 7) that the $10,000 annual contribution limit would be rolled back to $5,500. In an interview with CBC Newsworld on Monday morning, Morneau stated that the $10,000 limit would remain … read more

Back to school—at any age

It’s that time of year again, when students and their parents get ready for school. But you don’t have to be a kid—or have kids of your own—to be involved in this annual fall ritual. School can be for everyone, as more and more adults are discovering … read more

RSP or TFSA? Both can play a role in retirement

We all know that RSPs are the long-established favourite retirement vehicle for Canadians. But their younger cousin TFSAs are gaining popularity too. Each has its own strengths, and with the 2013 RSP deadline coming up on March 3, now is a good time to look at both … read more

New year, new look

With the launch of Oaken Financial, we’ve got a new look! We felt that our focus on new products and services to meet your needs called for a fresh design for our newsletter. But this is just part of what we’ll be bringing you in 2014 … read more