Random Thoughts: Universities and RESPs

in Random Thoughts, Registered Education Savings Plan, University Costs

Another interesting week and with Back to School in full swing lots of talk about going back to school and the costs of this Most Wonderful Time of the Year (to quote a large retailer).

As for me I spent the week writing about: How the HST is Inflationary Too, Fun Burning Things, Fun Advice for University Frosh, and new RESP Wrinkles.  The Frosh advice is legitimately some of the best advice I have ever received, but you might not want to give it to your kids. I even remember, in my day, listening to some Bachman And Turner while using that advice.

What did the other Bloggers of Personal Finance and Investments write about this week?

Weekly Reminders

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  • Tiny Potato August 28, 2010, 1:20 AM

    Thanks for the mention.

    One of the reasons I like the DRIP in a TFSA is that I don’t have to track the ACB. While dividends receive special tax treatment, for me anything that eliminates paperwork and makes it easier to stick with a plan is well worth it.

    Also, with the low yields on GIC/high rate savings, getting taxed 100% on interest income isn’t too bad for “tiny” potatoes like me =)

  • Money Smarts Blog August 27, 2010, 7:59 PM

    Thanks for the link and enjoy your weekend.


  • Preet August 27, 2010, 6:00 PM

    Thanks for the link – have a great weekend!

  • Canadian Capitalist August 27, 2010, 10:01 AM

    Thanks for the mention! Cheers!

  • larry macdonald August 27, 2010, 9:41 AM

    “I ‘toed’ you were overweight!”

  • Echo August 27, 2010, 8:18 AM

    Thanks for the mention, Big Canajun Man (sir). Have a great weekend!

  • Michael James August 27, 2010, 9:18 AM

    I’m not sure about the caption, but why is the guy holding on to a binder while he weighs himself? Thanks for the mention.


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