smile Newsletter: Issue 4 | Winter 2012


Investing 101: RSP vs. TFSA

It seems that every year about this time, everyone starts talking about RSPs. One of the first challenges people face is whether they should contribute anything to an RSP. Aren’t Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) just as valid a way to save? Discover whether an RSP or a TFSA is right for you.


7 things we bet you didn't know about your Meridian Chequing Account

A chequing account is a chequing account is a chequing account, right? Not if it’s a Meridian chequing account. You just might be surprised by the added benefits that come along with yours.
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Your banking will be getting easier. A lot easier.

This Spring, the new Meridian Online Banking service will be up and running. It’ll have a new look and feel, and be noticeably easier to use. And even better, you’ll be able to access it through your Smartphone.
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What kind of retirement can you have? Find out on April 24.

We’re pleased to invite you to the Meridian Annual General Meeting to hear Peter Drake, Vice President, Retirement and Economic Research for Fidelity Investments Canada. As his title suggests, Peter is an expert on retirement. How to plan for it and how to enjoy it once you get there. 
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The Search for Ontario’s Next Great Co-operative is underway

Win a $5000 RESP to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives.
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Mortgage rate predictions

Sadly, no one has a crystal ball when it comes to the economy and mortgage rates. But we’ve been doing this for a long time, so here are, at the very least, some well-informed forecasts.
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We've got your back. No matter where it happens to be.

Whether you’re a world traveler or simply short-term travelling in the US, it’s always a good idea to have travel medical insurance, because government health plans don’t always travel with you.
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