Budget 2008: Retirees benefit from tax-free savings account

Advisor.ca, Bryan Borzykowski It may not have been a spending budget, but there was much for savers, particularly seniors.

Cynthia Kett, a CFP at Stewart & Kett Financial Advisors, applauds the introduction of the new tax-free savings account. "It helps everybody," she says. "I think they were smart to do that for the dollar value that’s involved."

In particular, the new account helps wealthier retirees who are withdrawing money from their RRSPs. "They can reinvest into this registered tax-free savings account and continue to tax shelter that investment income."

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