Set up an RESP 2 Line of Credit 2 RRSPs Get There Faster 3 New Cheques 4
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and bounds? This year, the top limit has Member Service Officer and the expert We’ll make it fly!
risen from $16,500 to $18,000 and in five assistance of our Investment Advisor. Looking for a smart,
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as much as you can to your RRSP,
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bigger retirement fund. Plus, remember,
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as a down payment on your first home
why not consider increasing it this year? quote, call 1.800.561.2557 or
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further your education through the
raises directly into RRSP savings – a great deal they offer.
Lifelong Learning Program.
what you don’t see, you won’t miss!
Remember – Thursday, March 1 is the deadline! >> RRSP TIP: How much can you
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REWARDS* Regular* Bank* Trust* year. Or phone the T.I.P.S. line, a free
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number, your month and year of birth,
and the total income you reported on
line 150 of your 2005 return.
To set up an RESP, start here.
grants help you invest in
your child’s education
Free money from the government? It’s well worth it to start an RESP as soon Canada and around the world. While
No wonder so many parents are using as possible. Unused grant room can be you’re saving for your children, it’s nice
Registered Education Savings Plans to carried forward from 1998, so an older to know your investments are working to
save for their children’s post-secondary child can qualify for retroactive grant make the future brighter for all children.
education. When parents set aside money money if you make catch up payments. Read more at www.ethicalfunds.com.
in an RESP, the federal government
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sweetens the deal through a generous
RESP, which can hold cash, term Inc. Mutual Funds Investment Specialist
grant program. With the skyrocketing
deposits, mutual funds and other to find out how easy it is to set up an
cost of post-secondary education, parents
securities. Earnings on your RESP for your child.
(and kids) need all the help they can get.
contributions and on the grant money Mutual funds are offered through
Unlike the RRSP contribution deadline, grow tax sheltered inside the plan. Credential Asset Management Inc. and
which is March 1st, the RESP mutual funds and other securities are
For more information, visit the
contribution deadline is December 31st. offered through Credential Securities Inc.
official CESG website at Commissions, trailing commissions,
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www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/cesg or call management fees and expenses all
2006, this is the perfect time to start an
Peter Giftakopoulos at 416.224.6708 may be associated with mutual fund
automatic savings program to make
or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. investments. Please read the prospectus
sure you maximize your 2007 RESP before investing. Unless otherwise stated,
contribution. Why choose Ethical Funds
cash balances, mutual funds and other
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Canada Education Savings Grant You can open a well-diversified socially past performance may not be repeated.
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for each child beneficiary up to age 18. used under licence.
return. Unlike other mutual funds,
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Ethical Funds work to advance the best
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Your December credit card bill just came (46%) were paying more interest than you’re looking for,
in and the balance is higher than you can they needed to. Carrying a balance on plus pay a lower rate,
handle with just one payment. Why pay credit cards can be a major contributor so you won’t be throwing
the inflated credit card rate when you to this problem. money down the drain.
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than 50% with a low rate line of credit
Credit Union will help you ease through Officer today about all the
from the Police Credit Union?
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Interest amount based on a $10,000 outstanding balance for one year.
Attention First-Time Home Buyers
RRSPs can help make
it happen faster!
Retirement might seem a long ways off, minimum annual payment will be added
but owning your first home could be to your income and you will pay tax on
just around the corner. The Home that amount.
Buyers Plan (HBP) is another great
For more about all the ins and outs
reason to start contributing to an
of the Home Buyers Plan you can
RRSP as soon and as much as you can.
visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca or talk to
Since 1992, over 1.4 million Canadians your Member Service Officer today.
have taken advantage of this popular
plan which allows qualified home buyers
to withdraw up to $20,000 from an RRSP
(or up to $40,000 per couple) without Did you know?
penalty to use as a down payment on
your new home. You can educate yourself with RRSPs
To qualify for this plan, you must be
considered a first-time home buyer. It’s a program many aren’t familiar with, but it’s helped nearly 50,000 Canadians
You are still considered a first-time pursue higher education since 1999. The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows
home buyer even if you own a rental you to withdraw up to $20,000 from your RRSPs to head back to school. The
property, but you have not recently withdrawals can be for a maximum of $10,000 in any one year and can be spread
owned a property within the five years over four years. Repayment is on a 10-year schedule.
prior to applying for the Home Buyer’s For all the abc’s of the Lifelong Learning Plan, you can visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca
Plan. The money must be repaid to your or talk to your Member Service Officer today.
RRSP over the next 15 years or the
For 25 years, we’ve Pare nts and
been there for you. Gra ndpare nts!
As a member of the Police Credit Union,
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Members who opened a new term
deposit before November 24, 2006 were
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Congratulations to the following
At The Credit Union
She’s worked at a credit union and at Planning For The Long-Term
T. Ormsby J. Robinson
banks, so Susan Harmsen is very good at Susan and her husband have made
K. Elgar L. Parwicki
articulating what the big differences are. smart financial moves over the years
J. Nechay K. Forde
K. Aubrey Explains Susan, “We’re here because and recognize the need to save as much
“member service” is stronger than as they can for their future.
the “customer service” you get
“Who knows what will happen to
at banks. You know your best
ATTENTION interests are always being
the economy? You can’t rely on
the government pension being
ALL MEMBERS A member for nearly twenty years now,
there when we’ll need it, so you
have to rely on yourself.”
Susan and her husband Peter (who A regular savings plan makes RRSP
Change Cheques NOW works at 52 Division), have become time a lot easier every year.
All members MUST active users of the investment and
financial planning services offered by “Originally, we were just scraping
have the newly formatted the Police Credit Union and are taking by like everybody else, so it was
cheques by May 31, 2007. full advantage of the expertise Peter hard to make an RRSP contribution.
Giftakopoulos has brought to the table. We used to take out RRSP loans
If you have a chequing account, but now we have automatic
Line of Credit or MERITline, “Peter has been really helpful deductions every pay cheque –
you need to replace your old and informative. He has the if you don’t see it, you don’t miss it.
chequebook. experience to point people in the And we certainly appreciate the
right direction. We’re not big risk tax savings each year.”
Cheques are being standardized takers. We’re in what I’d call
throughout the financial services “comfortable” mutual funds. From deciding how to invest their
industry so members must have their We’ve worked hard for our money RRSPs to long-term financial planning,
cheques replaced by May 31, 2007. so I don’t want to just toss it in Susan and her husband have discovered
the wind.” that Peter offers a wealth of knowledge.
As of June 30, 2007, old cheques
will not be accepted. “I ask a lot of questions and he
has answers. We speak to him
To order your new cheques today, Wishing all of our members quite often and he’s always happy
call your branch or the Call Centre
at 416.226.3353 or toll free at HAPPY NEW YEAR to talk to us. Right now, we’re
looking at a long-term plan because
1.800.561.2557. from your staff and Board
we want to see what our future
of Directors at the Police
will look like. Peter has made many
Credit Union. We look
helpful suggestions and given us
forward to serving you good options to think about.
in the year ahead! He’s definitely an asset to the
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