RESP

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:

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As any parent knows, you just want the best for your kids. You want them to experience all that life has to offer. To explore new opportunities and follow their dreams.  

So why, then, are so many parents spending more on their child’s extracurriculars than they’re saving for their post-secondary education? We asked ourselves this very question as we analyzed the findings of our second annual Beyond the Blue Line survey this week, which examines the priorities of Canadian parents.  

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What better way to spend a snowy night in Canada than talking RESPS? On Wednesday, November 19, we had the privilege of chatting education savings with Canadians in our #LetsTalkRESPs Twitter party. Our hashtag was trending across the country and certainly made a big splash in the Twitterverse with more than 3,200 tweets (that's almost 1 tweet per second!)

November 16-22, 2014 marks the first ever Education Savings Week in Canada. CST Consultants is proud to be one of the many organizations that helped bring this idea to life. For months, we worked behind-the-scenes with our partners to brainstorm how we could help start a national discussion about education savings and why families should consider opening a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to plan for their child’s future.  

Habitat

For the past four years, CST Consultants has been a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity.

As an RESP provider, our main focus is to help set families up for financial success - but we also recognize how important it is for both students and parents to have access to decent, stable housing.  

On Friday, September 19, CST participated in the 2014 Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build in Scarborough.

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