Watch: Money Matters Question 07—What advice would you give someone who wants to start building wealth?
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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…