RDSP

How Much Should My RDSP Contribution Be?

How Much Should My RDSP Contribution Be? Make a contribution to your Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and you can expect the government will make a generous matching “Grant” contribution. But how much should you contribute? If you are not careful, you could end up contributing more to your RDSP...

What Would You Call It?

What Would You Call It? What’s in a name? Here I am, trying to figure out a name for my business. It ain’t easy. At least not for me. I am a financial advisor with a particular niche. Almost all my clients have a disability or have a child with a disability. 70% are parents with adult...

The Henson Trust Has Its Limits

The Henson Trust Has Its Limits If your son or daughter is on ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program), there is only so much money they can receive from other sources before their ODSP benefits are jeopardized. That includes money withdrawn from a Henson Trust. There is no limit to the amount of...

Is a Will Really Worth the Cost?

Is a Will Really Worth the Cost? Whether you have a child with a disability or not, the simple answer in almost all situations is yes. Retaining a lawyer to draft a proper will does cost. Many of my clients have paid in the neighbourhood of $1,500 to $2,500 for powers of attorney and a will that...

What You Need to Know About ODSP

What You Need to Know About ODSP Understanding ODSP is a job in itself.  People do not know where to start. It’s a daunting task, trying to figure out which aspects to focus on.  There are well over a 100 policies providing hundreds of pages of reading.  Sound like fun?  You can access them on-line,...