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Monthly newsletter — January 2024

We'd like to wish you a happy and healthy new year! We hope that 2024 brings you happiness and prosperity.

A new year means new contribution limits!

Here's how much you can contribute to various plans in 2024:

  • Defined contribution (DC) pension plans: $32,490
  • Defined benefit (DB) pension plans: $3,610
  • Registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs): $31,560
  • Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs): $7,000
  • Deferred profit sharing plans (DPSPs): $16,245
  • Advanced life deferred annuities (ALDAs): $170,000
  • Yearly maximum pensionable earnings (YMPE): $68,500
  • Year's additional maximum pensionable earnings (YAMPE): $73,200

Don't worry, we'll provide you with guidance on your contributions. Remember: There are penalties if you contribute too much, and you could miss out on some savings if you don't make the most of your contribution room.

That's why we've prepared a calendar to help you find the right balance. Each month, you'll know what you need to do and you'll see reminders of important dates that could impact your wealth or retirement planning.

Our calendar will be available on our website shortly.

In the meantime, here are some interesting articles we'd like to share. Remember, we're here to help you manage your money. Happy reading, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

No one can predict how financial markets will behave with absolute certainty. Here's why

But is it really possible to accurately predict the behaviour of financial markets?

Read the article - External link.

How economists got the economy wrong

Over the past 3 years, the global economy has been reeling from the impact of the pandemic and rising inflation and interest rates. Consequently, some economists' predictions have been at odds with the actual market results.

Read the article - External link.

Have restaurants priced themselves out of reach?

Many of us are feeling the pinch of rising prices at the grocery store and in restaurants. A recent survey suggests that people are changing their habits in response to soaring food costs. Are you among the 80 percent of people who said they're eating out less? See how people are choosing to keep more money in their wallets when dining out.

Read the article - External link.

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