Don't Give Up – Catch Up

Unexpected life events or expenses can get in the way, causing you to stall or interrupt your investment plans. Or, you may be in your peak earning years, haven't saved diligently, and feel that you've fallen behind before you've even started.

Don't be discouraged – it's never too late to start investing and you can catch up.

Below are five simple and effective ways to get started or get back on track with your investments.

Savings Strategies

Start Small

Set aside small amounts on a regular basis.

Automate It

Consider setting up automatic contributions, using, for example, our RSP-Matic or TFSA-Matic and pay yourself first.

Grow Your Savings Tax-Free

Open a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and pay no taxes on your investment earnings. You can contribute up to $6,000 per year and withdrawals are tax-free. Check your most recent Notice of Assessment.

Use Up Your Contribution Room

Consider an RRSP catch-up loan to maximize the RRSP contribution room you have available. Also try to contribute the maximum allowable amount to your TFSA every year.

Plan and Prioritize

Gain perspective by deciding what you want your future to look like. Then decide which financial goals you’d like to tackle first and make achieving these goals a priority.

This is an excellent time to speak with an RBC advisor. They will assess whether your savings are on track and suggest ways to build your financial security.

Talk to an Advisor

An RBC advisor will work with you to develop an investment plan specifically tailored to your goals.

Financial planning and investment advice are provided by RMFI. RMFI, RBC Global Asset Management Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Trust Corporation of Canada and The Royal Trust Company are separate corporate entities which are affiliated. RMFI is licensed as a financial services firm in the province of Quebec.