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If you’ve ever put together an investment plan, you’re familiar with asset allocation. That’s the mix of stocks, bonds, real estate and other investments driving the expected risk and return of your portfolio. But you may have given less thought to asset location, or how those assets are distributed among your registered and non-registered investment accounts. As any home buyer will tell you, though, location means a lot.
Here’s why. Investment returns—bond interest, Canadian and foreign stock dividends, capital gains—are taxed in different ways, says personal financial planner Chris Markou of Alithea Financial Wellness in Hamilton. And each of your accounts—such as RRSPs, TFSAs and taxable accounts—is governed by different tax rules. Savvy investors know if they hold assets in the wrong account type they’ll pay much more tax than necessary.
How much more? That depends on your portfolio size and tax rates, but smart asset location decisions can easily save you tens of thousands of dollars over an investing lifetime—and that number could easily top $100,000 for wealthier investors…

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