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3 Tips to Save More Money for Retirement

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Saving money for your retirement is an important part of your financial planning. With the right strategies, you can ensure that you have enough money to live comfortably in your golden years.

In this article, we will discuss some tips on how you can save more money for retirement. We will look at how budgeting and setting goals can help you save more money in the long run, as well as what kinds of investments are best suited for retirement savings. We will also discuss the importance of having an emergency fund and how it can help protect your retirement savings from unexpected expenses.\

Start Saving Early

Retirement is a time when you want to make sure that you have enough money to live comfortably. To do this, it is important to start saving money early to ensure that you have enough funds for when you retire. One of the best ways to save money for retirement is through savings accounts.

Savings accounts are an easy and secure way to put away money each month and watch it grow over time. For eligible deposits made at institutions such as Canadian banks, who are members of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), up to $100,000 per category is protected in the event the institution faces failure.   

While there are many different ways you can save your money, and many different accounts you can place your savings into, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) are two of the most common accounts in which to save your money for your retirement. For more information on RRSPs and TFSAs, refer to our article TFSA vs. RRSP: What’s The Difference?

Create a Budget

It can be difficult to know where to start when trying to decide how much you should save and how to best allocate your resources for retirement. Creating a budget is one of the most important steps in saving money for retirement.

A budget will help you track your spending, set realistic savings goals, and properly allocate funds for retirement savings. By creating a budget, you will have a better understanding of your finances and be able to make more informed decisions about how best to save for retirement.

Invest Your Money Wisely

Putting money aside for retirement savings is only the start. Now you have to choose where to invest your savings.

Investing your money in dividend-paying stocks  is one way to provide a steady stream of income that can help you build up your retirement savings over time. With dividend-paying stocks, you receive two components equaling the total return of your investment: the regular dividend payment, and the price appreciation from the underlying stock. This means that even if the share price declines, you still receive the dividend, assuming the company’s financial outlook has not deteriorated. With careful planning and smart investing, you can build a secure financial future for yourself and your loved ones.

Living on dividend income in retirement is a dream shared by many investors. If this is your goal, contact us today at 416-861-9941 or email us at to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.

Bloom Investment Counsel, Inc. has nearly four decades of experience providing actively managed, customized dividend-paying portfolios for wealthy individuals, family offices, foundations, corporations, institutions, and trusts.

We offer a hands-on personalized investment management service where we construct and manage your investment portfolio for you based on your unique long-term financial needs, objectives, and goals, as well as preferences and constraints on your invested capital.

This content is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute financial, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice nor does it constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities referred to. Individual circumstances and current events are critical to sound investment planning; anyone wishing to act on this content should consult with his or her financial partner or advisor.

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