Having an automatic monthly deduction to your RRSP or TFSA gets your money working for you sooner than contributing one large sum at the end of the year. It may even help your retirement savings grow larger. If you already use automatic deductions, try to increase them each year. Even a $5 increase can make a large difference to your retirement savings over time.
Originally published April 19, 2016.
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