This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your RRSP Savings? Five Important Tips From CIBC

With the RRSP contribution deadline fast approaching, CIBC provides tips to help guide Canadian investors' retirement planning

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) - Too many Canadians are leaving important retirement savings and planning strategies to the last minute as they rush to make a Registered Retirement Savings Plan contribution before the March 3 deadline, says Jamie Golombek, Managing Director of Tax & Estate Planning at CIBC Wealth Advisory Services.

"When you combine the tax deduction for the amount you contribute with the fact that you don't have to pay tax on the accumulated investment income, most Canadians should have RRSPs," says Mr. Golombek. "But many Canadians aren't taking full advantage of the benefits RRSPs offer."

Mr. Golombek's new report, Getting the most out of your RRSP, focuses on the importance of Canadians taking the time to look at all of the benefits available from their RRSP throughout the entire year.

To get the maximum benefit from an RRSP, Mr. Golombek recommends five simple tips in his report:

  1. Just Do It -- Make an RRSP contribution
  2. Be Timely -- Choose when to claim the deduction for your RRSP contribution
  3. Stick With It -- Leave funds in an RRSP
  4. Cover Your Bases-- Designate beneficiaries
  5. Plan for Redemption -- Plan for RRSP conversion prior to age 71

"As the end of February approaches, many Canadians rush to make an RRSP contribution", says Mr. Golombek. "With these five simple tips, investors can take the necessary steps to invest smarter throughout the year, and get the maximum benefits from their RRSP savings."

Since retirement savings plans differ for everyone depending on their needs, Mr. Golombek recommends obtaining advice from a qualified expert. A CIBC advisor can help investors evaluate different savings and investment options for their RRSP.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,062.31 -17.26 -0.10%
S&P 500 1,997.04 +0.30 0.02%
NASDAQ 4,564.4860 +6.7910 0.15%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs