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RRIF minimums lowered for 2020. Why new RRIF rules matter to seniors. Thumbnail

RRIF minimums lowered for 2020. Why new RRIF rules matter to seniors.

Amidst the economic fall out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canadian government announced a 25% reduction in RRIF minimums as part of a multi-billion dollar relief package.When you are in a RRIF, you are mandated to withdraw the minimum amount required by law each year. In this scenario, when the market drops drastically the RRIF payment you receive equates to you selling that portion of your portfolio at a low.

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Canadians and Debt. Living beyond our means.

1 in 4 indebted Canadians admit to making poor progress on paying down their debt. Having a budget and debt repayment plan can go a long way to reversing this trend. The first step is to pay attention to where your money is going. You may not even realize how much you are spending.

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What you need to know about Canada Pension if you stayed home to raise children

Taking time off work to care for your child often means leaving the work force, or working fewer hours. If you do so, you will naturally have less contributions toward your Canada Pension plan than if you worked full time and contributed fully into CPP during those same years. For the stay at home parent, this may lead to a lower CPP pension payment in retirement.

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