Spousal Registered Retirement Savings Plans (SP RSP)

Spousal RRSP

Spousal RRSP (SP RSP) works the same way as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), however your spouse owns the account.  When you make contributions, you will receive a tax deduction.  This type of account can be useful for tax planning and can be especially beneficial for a couple where one earns considerably more than the other by creating a more equal balance between incomes.  It can also be a good account to have if one partner has a work pension plan and the other doesn’t.  

As with any financial goal or endeavor, you will benefit from working with a financial planner.  If you and your spouse are looking for ways to maximize your finances, book your free consultation today.



Investing simply means putting your money to work so it can make you more money.  There are many different ways you can go about investing.  This includes putting money into mutual fundssegregated funds or GIC’s.  Each investment has its own set of characteristics and some investments will be better suited to you than others.  

If you are 18+, you can open an investment account.  If you are younger than 18, in order to begin investing your money, your investment activity needs to be done through something called an "In Trust For"(or "ITF") account.  This can be opened by an adult you trust and can be transferred into your name when you turn 18.

Financial situations and comfort levels with investment risk differ from person to person, therefore we choose not to give general advice on this subject.  Instead, we encourage you to allow us to help get you on the right track with a personalized plan for financial success.  Click here to book your free consultation today.

Corporate Accounts

Corporate Accounts

corporate account is an investment account that gives your business access to mutual fundssegregated funds and Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC’s).  This is better than using a savings account for your business because the money you contribute has a chance to grow and keep up with rising inflation.  This type of account can be great for any company making more money than they know what to do with, or any business that has cash reserves.

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Non-Registered Accounts

Non-Registered Accounts

non-registered account is a general investment account that is flexible, offers tax benefits and has no contribution limit.  There are tax implications that can be created on these accounts and, like any other account, there are rules and regulations to consider, so it is best to work with a financial planner on your goals.  Book your free consultation today.

"In Trust For" Accounts (ITF)

ITF Accounts

If a child is younger than 18, any investment activity on their behalf needs to be done through something called an “In Trust For” account (aka. ITF account).  Typically, this account is opened by a parent(s), guardian(s) or family member(s) but it can also be opened by a close family friend or other relation.  In any case, this type of account will be managed by the person who opens it until the child is 18.  When the child turns 18, the account can then be transferred into their own name.  

If you are ready to help establish some savings for an important child in your life, book your free consultation today.

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP)

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)Student loans… yikes!

This isn’t the only way for a child to go to post-secondary school.  Aside from applying for scholarships, bursaries and grants, a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a great way to save money for a child’s education.  There is a limit on the amount of money you can contribute each year, but if you get started early, you can still save a lot of money because yearly contributions can be made up to (and including) the year the child turns 17.  The Canadian government also pays a 20% education grant into the child’s RESP each year, which helps to save more!  Based on household income, the child may also be eligible to receive additional grants from the government.

Save your child from having to endure years of debt created by student loans; book a free consultation today.

Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP)

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a savings plan intended to help save money for someone who is eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC).  This money will go toward their long-term financial security.  

An RDSP is similar to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) in that it is a tax-sheltered account.  This means the money in the account grows tax-free.  With an RDSP, the account holder may also enjoy substantial grants as long as the RDSP has been opened before they are 49 years old.

There are many rules and regulations to be aware of when it comes to tax implications or whether or not you can receive substantial grants, so make sure you speak with a financial planner to better understand what an RDSP can do for you.  Book your free consultation today.

Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

Do you have a savings account with your bank?  

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is like a savings account, however the main difference is that a TFSA can be treated like a savings account or an investment account.  What makes it such an attractive option is that you will not be taxed on earnings within a TFSA (like interest, dividends and capital gains).  Furthermore, you can conveniently withdraw money from your TFSA at any time without having to pay taxes on it.  Just be aware — there are specific rules in place to make sure you do not over-contribute, which could lead to a surprise tax charge.  

As with any financial goal or endeavor, you will benefit from working with a financial industry professional.  If you feel ready to receive the perks of having a TFSA, we can help you get the most out of it and keep you from making costly mistakes.  Book your free consultation today.

Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF)

Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)
Once you retire, you have a few income options to choose from.  Most Canadians choose to open a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) account because of its similarities to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP).  Put simply, a RRIF is a continuation of your RRSP, except you can only withdraw from it.  A RRIF is a retirement fund that provides an ongoing source of income for the account holder.  
With a RRIF account, you will have more control of your finances.  You will have the advantage of any growth within your plan being tax-deferred.  You can also choose how much you withdraw and how often.  The government does set a minimum amount that has to be redeemed each year depending on the total value of your RRIF.  
A RRIF is great because of its flexibility, but we do recommend working with a financial planner because not every option is going to suit your goals.  In general, there are a lot of things to consider when planning for retirement.  We are here to help you.  Click here to book your free consultation today.

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP)

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
Someday, we all hope to retire and enjoy the remainder of our lives spending time with family, doing hobbies, travelling and more.  Ideally, you want to have enough money to carry you through the rest of your years with minimal stress once you stop working for that paycheck.
In some cases, you may have a workplace pension plan to rely on along with the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS), but for many people, they find their income becomes very limited.  Having a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) in place can supplement the income you would be receiving if you continued to work (and then some).  
An RRSP is a retirement savings plan that can hold a variety of different investments.  You can invest in your choice of mutual funds, segregated funds and Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC's).  The reason why an RRSP is so attractive is because any growth or income earned is tax-deferred as long as the funds stay in your RRSP.  However, when you take money out of your RRSP, you have to pay tax on it.  Each year, you can make contributions to your RRSP to help reduce your taxes.  There is a limit each year for how much you can contribute so be careful not to exceed that.  
As with any financial goal or endeavor, you will benefit from working with a financial planner.  If you feel ready to start planning your finances for your retirement, we can help you get the most out of it and prepare you for any tax implications that may be otherwise unforeseen.  Book your free consultation today.



Retirement Planning


Did you know?  The number of years you work are likely to be the same number of years you are retired!  Financially, that's a lot to plan for.  These are some of the ways your retirement savings can be created and managed. 

If you are new to Matchett Financial Services, we encourage you to book a free consultation with one of our experienced advisors to discuss your retirement goals and create a personalized plan for success.



Tax Planning


Do you feel surprised by your tax return every year?  You don't need to with tax planning.  Here are some ways your taxes can be less painful ― and we can assist you with all of them.

If you are a new or pre-existing investment client with Matchett Financial Services, we encourage you to book a free consultation with our tax specialist to make sure all of your tax needs are taken care of.



Estate Planning


When you pass away, will your wishes for all of your assets be granted?  Everyone should have a will and power of attorney in place.

It's also a good idea to get life insurance to be sure your loved ones are taken care of in the event you pass away earlier than expected.

If you are new to Matchett Financial Services, we encourage you to book a free consultation with one of our experienced advisors to do estate planning and make sure everything is properly in place.  We also have a list of lawyers we are happy to refer clients to if they haven't completed paperwork for their will or power of attorney yet, so please ask.





Insurance is an important part of any financial plan.  When life goes smoothly, you have very little to worry about as long as you make it to work on time and pay your bills... but what if you become critically ill, injured or pass away in an untimely manner?  Will your family be taken care of financially?  Medical bills or funeral arrangement costs can devastate your family's financial savings.  Protect your family; learn more about the four types of insurance we offer below.

If you are new to Matchett Financial Services, we encourage you to book a free consultation with one of our experienced insurance advisors to discuss which policy (or policies) will ensure the most coverage for you and your family.