RRSPs - Registered Retirement Savings Plans
Whether you are starting your first job, starting a family, or during your peak earning years, RRSPs play an important role in your long term financial plan. No matter what stage of life you are in, your Credit Union can help you make the most of your allowable RRSP contributions.
Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU) offers a great selection of investments to help grow your RRSP. Your KCCU advisor will customize the best RRSP plan for you – from term deposits to mutual funds* – we have the products you want, with the expert advice to help make the most of your retirement years.
What is an RRSP?
A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a savings plan that is registered with the federal government and available to most Canadians allowing tax deferred investment. Contributions to your RRSP reduce your taxable income, which allows you to pay less tax now and build a larger retirement fund for the future. This investment is designed primarily for savings for your retirement years.
Canadians are living longer and more active lifestyles in retirement. RRSPs can be an important part of your overall retirement plan, helping you to maintain your standard of living when you retire. Why RRSPs may be right for you:
- Many financial benefits to regular investing
- Choose from a variety of investment options, depending on your personal needs and preferences.
- Pre-authorized contribution plans that make RRSP investing an easy and convenient way to build a strong retirement fund
Borrowing to Invest in an RRSP
If you do not have cash available, you may want to consider borrowing to invest in your RRSP. The cost of the loan is usually less than what you gain by growing your money tax-free.
Safety of your RRSP Investment
At KCCU, deposits to registered plans are fully insured with no limit on the maximum amount (RRSP, RRIF, TFSA). For further information on deposit insurance coverage, please visit Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO) at www.dico.com.
Grow your retirement savings faster with pre-authorized transfers
Simplify your investing today! Avoid having to find a lump sum to invest every year right after Christmas by making regular contributions. Plus, you get the benefits of a whole year of investing. The best way to accelerate your RRSP is to contribute automatically – weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly – from your payroll, savings or chequing account. You will hardly notice the difference in your account balance and by the end of the year, you will have made a substantial RRSP contribution. By contributing regularly, you will be compounding the interest monthly instead of just focusing on the tax advantages of a one-time contribution at the end of the year.
For more helpful information, please see our RRSP FAQ
*Mutual funds are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Unless otherwise stated, mutual fund securities and cash balances are not guaranteed and are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer that insures deposits in credit unions. Their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Using borrowed money to finance the purchase of securities involves greater risk than purchasing cash resources only. If you borrow money to purchase securities, your responsibility to repay the loan and pay interest as required by its terms remains the same even if the value of the securities purchased declines.