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The RESP Book: The Simple Guide to Registered Education Savings Plans for Canadians [Paperback]

Mike Holman
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Aug. 25 2010
Saving for a child's education is an important goal for many families. Using clear text and straightforward examples, The RESP Book will help you understand how RESP accounts work and how to get one started, what kind of RESP account to set up and what kind of investments to buy.

Parents, uncles and aunts, grandparents, family friends: anyone who wants to help a child achieve his or her educational dreams can open or contribute to an RESP account, the perfect way to save money and receive generous government grants at the same time.

Topics covered in this book include:

RESP grant eligibility
Contribution rules
Withdrawal rules
How to avoid penalties if child does not attend school Additional grants
Canada Learning Bond
How to start an RESP account
Basic RESP investing information


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Mike Holman has worked in the Canadian financial industry for almost two decades.

Mike runs the popular Canadian personal finance website MoneySmartsBlog.com which was nominated by the Globe and Mail as one of the best money blogs in Canada.


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5.0 out of 5 stars great reference guide June 2 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Good overview of all the resp rules. I have referred back to this book many times to check on different rules.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Digestible in a four hour plane ride Feb. 19 2014
Format:Paperback
This is about 137 pages, with close to 37 of those pages being blank pages or just chapter headings, and a lot of space wasting throughout. Considering the length of the book, it seems fairly costly.

That said, this book offers tips that could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Besides covering the basics of why you should (or shouldn't) start an RESP and how to go about opening the account, Holman explains the ins and outs of contributions and grants, and briefly introduces concepts such as the investment time horizon and investor comfort levels. Possibly the best section, Holman also explains how to get the most out of the RESP if the beneficiary does not go to post-secondary.

The book also includes a chapter each for additional programs available to Alberta, Quebec, and low-income families.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide for everything RESP Jan. 26 2014
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If you have RESPs for your family, this book is a must have. It covers everything you need to know. Great section on withdrawing from an RESP that was very useful.
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This was a very well laid out book and a very easy read.to make it even more useful the author supplied a summary of each chapter.There were very important issues raised that all of us who have these financial instruments need to know and even tho' I had researched the subject I still got valuable info .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Sept. 7 2013
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Very informative and simple to understand. The author does a great job of make the recommendations easy to follow and understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it!! July 23 2013
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I just finished reading The RESP Book. It takes a complicated matter and simplifies it in a very user-friendly way. I had spent days Googling RESPs and still felt lost. This book clarified everything in 2 hours!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for every parent March 24 2013
By Krista
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent resource for any parent (or any Canadian) opening a RESP for a child or family. Mike does a superb job summarizing the ins & outs of opening, contributing and withdrawing from RESPs, including the tax implications and investment options. I highly recommend this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you ever wanted to know about RESP Jan. 3 2013
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If you have kids or plan on having some in the near future I highly recommend you read this book. You will understand exactly how the RESP works and be able to fully take advantage of it. The book is easy to read and understand. The price of the book is worth it for sure.
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