Saving For a Goal
Saving for a specific goal like a downpayment for a home, a vehicle or a vacation needs a plan and the right place to save it.
A high interest savings account (HISA) is a great place to save for short-term goals since the funds will always be accessible with no risk.
If you have some funds saved and know you won't need them for a year or two, a Guaranteed Investment Certificate or GIC is another great option. In this case, you're making the money inaccessible for the term of the GIC, but will be earning a higher rate of interest than a HISA.
A Tax Free Savings Account or TFSA might be a good option if you have lots of contribution room.
Lastly, setting up pre-authorized payments to your savings account is the best way to ensure you're going to reach your goal.
If you have questions, book a complimentary call with Frank Gasper, financial advisor at CSR Wealth Management.
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