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Stockings hanging on mantle

Alright, we admit it: most kids would prefer to see a video game in their stocking this Christmas than a cheque for their Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). Chances are they don’t even know what an RESP is and they probably still think that money grows on trees. Oh, to be young again…

While it’s certainly not the most glamorous gift, there are many good reasons why you (or your family members) should consider contributing to your child’s RESP this holiday season:

Mother hugging daughter on graduation day

I love the springtime. Waking in the morning to the excited sounds of birds chirping. Watching the trees which, for months, have appeared lifeless, suddenly spring back to life. I am always amazed at the certainty of the seasons; no matter how long the winter is (and some years feel longer than others!) we always know that spring will come. And while April signals the much-anticipated arrival of spring, it’s also synonymous with another certainty in Canadian life:  tax season.