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RRSP and TFSA Strategies You Can Take to the Bank

It’s that time of the year again – RRSP Season. Canadians will be lining up at the bank to either contribute to their RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan), or borrowing for an RRSP loan. For most Canadians, that net benefit will be a tax-refund. What many Canadians don’t realize however, is the refund from contributing to their RRSP is not a gift. It has to be paid back later with taxes. That’s because any money withdrawn from your RRSP is considered income and is fully taxable. ...

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3 Easy Steps To Saving Enough Money For Retirement

The following is a guest post by Todd R. Tresidder, founder of Financial Mentor. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. Retirement planning doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s not rocket science. In fact, just getting the basics right is often good enough. Unfortunately, most people don’t get the basics right. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey less than 42% of employees have ...

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Building My Portfolio for Retirement, with Dividends and Bonds

In my mid to late 40’s, my focus of late has been more on planning for retirement and how I will generate a consistent monthly income to fund my retirement. I find myself in between the need to increase my portfolio through capital appreciation, but also for the need to generate monthly income in retirement. I can take early retirement nine years from now, and I fully plan on doing so! What I will need at that time is monthly income. I’ve weighed the pros and cons. I’ve come to the conclusion ...

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Using Dividends For Passive Income In Retirement

written by Hank Coleman My father-in-law was a bank executive for over thirty years at a large regional bank in the United States, and he amassed quite a bit of his company’s stock through options over his career. Now, in addition to his pension, he also has quarterly dividends that support him in retirement. That is the beauty of dividends. They are truly a passive income investment in most cases, and they can often help you to get more out of your finite investment resources than other options ...

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