Ask an advisor: RRSP or TFSA? – Canada Life

Find out the reasons to invest in a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or tax-free savings account (TFSA) and why an advisor should help you decide.

 

 


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Description: This animated video introduces a character named Hinata and his advisor with illustrated graphics to show the difference between an RRSP and TFSA.

Text “Ask an advisor” appears. The camera zooms out as the text lands in an outlined square. “RRSP or TFSA?” fades in below. An illustration of a vault draws on the right side of the frame.

Hinata: How do I choose between investing in an RRSP or a TFSA?

Description: Hinata sits in his advisor’s office with a cup of coffee on the desk in front of him. His advisor’s head nods to the right of the frame. A laptop is placed in between them.

Advisor: Well, first off, it depends on several things,

Description: Cut to Hinata and his advisor sitting behind her desk. She leans in and gestures towards the laptop.

Advisor: including your age, income, tax rate, the goal you’re saving for, and how long it’ll be until you need to use the money.

Description: Cut to five squares with icons and text, labelled “Age,” “Income,” “Tax rate,” “Goal” and “Time.”

Advisor: A registered retirement savings plan or RRSP is used to save for retirement.

Description: A pie graph labelled “RRSP” animates into the frame. An illustration of a Muskoka chair appears in the middle of the graph.

Advisor: When you put money into an RRSP, you get a tax receipt that can offset your income taxes.

Description: The advisor’s hand enters the frame and moves a coin into the pie graph. Cut to an illustration of a receipt. The advisor's hand brings the coin over to the receipt.

Advisor: You only pay tax on this money when you withdraw, and in retirement, you generally pay less tax than in your working years.

Description: Cut to line graph showing age from 20 to 90. The line representing income rises until retirement at age 65, then decreases gradually afterwards.

Advisor: A tax-free savings account or TFSA can be used to save for retirement

Description: A pie graph labelled “TFSA” animates into the frame. An illustration of a Muskoka chair appears in the middle of the graph.

Advisor: or any other goal.

Description: The camera zooms out to show two more pie graphs, one with an illustration of a new home, the other with an airplane.

Advisor: When you put money into a TFSA, you don’t get a tax-receipt like with an RRSP.

Description: The graph in the middle of the frame grows larger. The advisor’s hand enters and moves a coin into the pie graph.

Advisor: However, you also don’t pay tax on any increase in value in your TFSA,

Description: The hand pulls the coin out of the pie graph as the camera pans to a line graph representing savings over 15 years.

Advisor: or on money you withdraw from it at any date.

Description: An illustration of a receipt with scissors fades in as the graph drops slightly at the 15-year mark to show a withdrawal. The line graph continues to increase over another 10 years, another drop appears at 25 years, then finishes growing at 35 years.

Advisor: RRSP or TFSA or both? I can help you choose the best option for you.

Description: The camera zooms out of the laptop to return to Hinata and his advisor in her office.

Text “Let’s talk. Contact me today.” appears onscreen with the Canada Life logo and legal line: “Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190.”

Tax benefits with an RRSP – Canada Life

Did you know that contributing to an RRSP can lower your annual income tax? The tax benefits of an RRSP are better than you might think.

 


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Narrator: You may have heard that RRSPs are taxable in retirement.

Description: The question “ Are RRSPs taxable in retirement? ” appears.

Narrator: That’s true!

Description: A thumbs up moves into frame.

Narrator: But think about this.

Description: Thumb moves out of frame. An egg in a nest appears.

Narrator: When you contribute to an RRSP,

Description: Coins fall into nest.

Narrator: you may pay less tax at the end of the year,

Description: A hand types on a calculator. A paper is printed from the calculator.

Narrator: Which helps you save money today.

Description: The paper becomes a calendar.

Narrator: Now let’s fast forward to the future.

Description: The calendar flips.

Narrator: Once you retire and withdrawal savings from your RRSP, your income will likely be less than it is today.

Description: A lake scene is revealed. A dock with muskoka chair and small table with lemonade moves into frame.

Narrator: That means your tax rates will be lower on those withdrawals –

Description: Camera pans to the left, coins bounce into frame and land on a piece of paper with a percentage.

Narrator: so you won’t pay as much tax as you might think.

Description: An arrow appears from below the paper and moves out of frame. The camera follows and the arrow lands. More coins fall beside.

Narrator: Learn more at canadalife.com.

Description: Frame fades to reveal “Learn more at canadalife.com” with Canada Life logo and legal line: Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company.

Get retirement ready – Canada Life

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Description: This video combines impactful words with footage of Canadian women close to retirement.

Narrator: You do it all.

Description: “You do it all” repeats across the screen in large text. A middle-aged woman bikes on the side of a road near a lake. Mountains appear in the distance.

Narrator: You’re unstoppable.

Description: “You’re unstoppable” repeats across the screen in large text. A mother sits on the edge of her bed holding her swaddled newborn baby.

Narrator: But when it comes to retirement, you might not feel ready because you’re worried you haven’t saved enough.

Description: A woman sits at her kitchen table, reading her statements. A stack of papers sits on the table next to her.

Narrator: But you’ve worked hard for this.

Description: “You’re worked hard” repeats across the screen in large text. A nurse in a mask takes a patient’s temperature.

Narrator: and you deserve to take this next step with confidence.

Description: An athletic woman jogs down a wooden bridge in a park.

Narrator: An advisor can help you build a plan.

Description: A barber smiles while talking on a cordless phone. She gives a young girl with long hair a trim.

Narrator: so you can afford the retirement you want.

Description: A surfer in a wetsuit stands on the beach at dawn, holding her surfboard.

Narrator: They’ll provide expert advice to help you choose the right investments based on your comfort with risk.

Description: A women sits at her desk, typing on a laptop. The back door of her home is open to a lush garden in the distance.

Narrator: draft a budget and ensure your family is taken care of.

Description: A mother holds up her phone to take a picture of her teenage daughter wearing a graduate cap and gown.

Narrator: It’s time to take charge of your money.

Description: A woman in tennis outfit plays pickleball on a court outside with her husband.

Narrator: Get retirement ready, your way.

Description: “Get retirement ready” repeats across the screen in large text.

Narrator: To learn more, contact your advisor.

Description : Words “To learn more, contact your advisor” appear onscreen with Canada Life logo and legal lines: Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190.

RICHARD YAWORSKI

Financial Security Advisor
Investment Representative

Having been in the business since 2008, I am committed to my clients’ short and long-term goals. I help clients achieve their financial security goals by providing professional in-depth analysis and an individually-tailored financial security plan that helps clients clarify their life needs and goals. When I'm not working with my clients, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends enjoying the outdoors. Look forward to working with you.

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