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5.0 out of 5 stars great reference guide, June 2 2014
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
This review is from: The RESP Book: The Simple Guide to Registered Education Savings Plans for Canadians (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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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential read if you have or intend tohave RESP's, Sept. 22 2013
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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
This review is from: The RESP Book: The Simple Guide to Registered Education Savings Plans for Canadians (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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5.0 out of 5 stars the resp book, Nov. 25 2012
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if you have kids and if you want to know anything about RESP, you have to have this book. very very informative.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A useful baby shower gift that parents will appreciate, Feb. 25 2012
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An up-to-date guide to RESP's for Canadians, I found it very helpful. I don't know very much about investing or saving and this book breaks down the different types of RESP's and their pros and cons in an easy to understand way. Definitely worth getting for new parents.
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