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Updated by Jackson Middleton on Aug 26, 2017
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RESPs in the News

The reason we are being bombarded with personal finance news around RESPs is because it is back to school season. So I figured why not bring all the best stories together in one place! Please feel free to add anything you find valuable that I have missed.

ABCs of RESPs: Steps to building an education nest egg | Toronto Sun

As your little ones head off to school, it's hard to imagine your thoughts will turn to post-secondary education in the not-so-distant future. If you haven't already set up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), there's no better time than now.

Saving for Your Child's Education | GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca

If you have children chances are you'll want them to attend college or university after high school - and the sooner you can start saving, the better. It's estimated that for a child living away from home - a university education could cost between 75 to 100 thousand dollars.

Getting ready to turn a new financial leaf | Financial Post

When Scott Plaskett sits down with his clients in September, he begins with a simple: "What's new?" Usually, a lot. After Labour Day, people have stories, the certified financial planner says. These stories lead to financial conversations. "January 1 isn't really the beginning of the year for most families.

Giving RESPs as Baby Gifts | Young and Thrifty

As my buddy put it the other day, "My Facebook newsfeed now consists entirely of wedding/engagement announcements and baby pictures." Getting older kinda sucks Gen Y, what can we say. Friends having babies means friends inviting you to their infant children's birthday parties.

The RESP and Why You Should Open One | Young and Thrifty

Hello fellow personal finance readers. I go by the pen name "Teacher Man" due to the fact that I recently graduated from university and am in my second year of teaching high school. About 9 months ago my partner and I started a website called My University Money.

Find the RESP that's right for you | Globe and Mail

I need to open a registered education savings plan (RESP) for my kids. I understand there are a few different types and am trying to figure out which one is best. Can you help? Considering that tuition fees are rising far faster than inflation, any smart parent who wants to raise even smarter kids needs to start saving as soon as possible.

5 things you didn't know about RESP withdrawals | Toronto Star
  1. There's a $5,000 cap on withdrawals in the first 13 weeks of school. That could be a problem, since tuition and residence fees are usually about $14,000 per year, leaving you $9,000 in the hole. Here's where it pays to know the rules.
Its the most wonderful time of the year...for some | The Telegram

Amidst the activity of getting my two school aged children ready for back to school, two news stories really caught my attention this past week. The first was a recent CIBC poll that discovered 60% of Canadian parents with children under the age of 25 have saved less for their...

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