Protecting RDSPs and RESPs from Bankruptcy Seizure—MLA Andrew Weaver

How many of us plan for bankruptcy? Very few. Unfortunately, it happens far too often. When it occurs, individuals inevitably struggle to rebuild their lives in the hope that one day they will become financially stable once more. Registered...

The difference an RDSP can make: Shannon’s story—The Globe and Mail

Shannon, age 15, loves playing baseball, skiing, and swimming with dolphins. She also has a severe disability called Engelmann’s Syndrome. For her parents, Kathy and Rob, their biggest worry is what will happen to Shannon when they are no...

The RDSP: A valuable tool for individuals with disabilities and their families—Senator Doug Black

Introduced by the Government of Canada in 2008, the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) was the first of its kind in the world. It helps individuals with disabilities and their families plan and save for the future. Last week, the Standing Committee...

Shanahan: Little-known tax credits are available for disabilities—The Montreal Gazette

Disability is not a fun topic, but it is one that is becoming a more likely reality for many families. Medical advances and increased life spans keep people alive but not always with the full mental and physical capacity...

Maximize RDSP Carry Forwards—Freedom 55

Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) were first introduces in 2008 to help people with disabilities and their loved ones save for their long term financial security. The RDSP was heavily modelled after the RESP, which helps parents save for...

Pleasant surprises in 2011 tax year—Calgary Herald

It’s the time of year that’s dreaded by Canadians who know they’re going to owe money to the federal government and eagerly anticipated by employees who can’t wait to get their hands on sizable refund cheques: tax season. This...

PLAN’s Submission to Finance Canada’s RDSP Three-Year Review

A Three-Year Review of the RDSP Between October 21 and December 16, 2011, the Government of Canada held a formal Review of the Registered Disability Savings Plan to ensure that the savings plans continue to meet the needs of...

‘Tis this season to maximize deductions— Winnipeg Free Press

As another tumultuous year draws to a close, let’s try to save you some tax money for 2011. Dec. 31 is the deadline for deductible business expenses, which mostly relates to commission salespeople and to business owners. Corporate tax...

Investors Group now offering Registered Disability Savings Plans

WINNIPEG, Nov. 7, 2011 Program helps Canadians with disabilities and their families build long-term financial security Investors Group today announced that it now offers Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) to eligible clients. RDSPs are long-term savings plans that help...

Financial Security (for your relative with a disability)

…the first in a series to promote Financial Literacy 27% of non-retired Canadians don’t commit to any type of savings, not even for retirement 4 in 10 Canadians don’t feel confident they’ll have enough money in retirement – from Hennessy’s...