RBC RESP – The future is theirs…

With The Tall Blonde graduating from her undergrad this year and the two younger ones heading in that direction…add the fact that I went back to school and just finished my two-year course a few months ago…I’m all too aware of the costs of both University and College.

It’s A LOT!

Throw in an Exchange Year to France and…WOW!

Like…holy crap WOW!

Luckily, there was some money put aside and with the help of family we’ve managed to pull it off with both of us being in school at the same time. But…had I planned better, started earlier, realized the costs of attending a post-secondary institution…things would have been easier.

With Bones and Spiderman getting older…there’s much to be done to get a little more saved!

Bottom line…each of our situations are different. My divorce and return to school to get back on my feet threw a bit of a wrench in my financial plans. But anything can happen at anytime to any one of us. Planning for our futures…our children’s futures…is important!

Have you started saving for your children’s education? – It’s not too late to save with RBC Canada. Putting money aside, even a little, will give your child the flexibility to use the RESP for university, college, apprenticeship, non-credit courses etc., and if your child doesn’t use the funds, you can use your contributions and earnings to fund your own RRSP! For more information, visit RBC’s RESP-Matic page.

Oh…and here’s the best part…while you’re saving for your child’s education, you’ll have the opportunity to receive free money from the government! The Canada Education Savings Grant will match up to 20% on the first $2,500 contributed annually. That could mean up to $500 a year, up to a lifetime maximum of $7,200!

Post-secondary costs are on the rise and believe me…every penny saved counts!

Twitter Party! – Join us for the #RBC_RESP Twitter Party to chat about saving for the future. Participate in the conversation, and you’ll be entered to win the fabulous grand prize of $1,000 to put towards your child’s RESP!

When: September 26th, 2013 @ 9pm EST
Where: Twitter…Hashtag #RBC_RESP

Disclosure: I am part of the RBC RESP blogger program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.