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Tax deferred savings limits and early retirement possibilities

I've been listening to some financial independence podcasts where people claim that if you save 75% of your income into tax deferred retirement accounts, you wind up paying no income tax even with an ...
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Are retirement contributions for temporary workers in Canada mobile?

I am an American citizen about to start a temporary three-year position in Canada. It's possible but unlikely that I will settle in Canada permanently. Will I be required to contribute to a ...
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How does a TFSA work? Where does the interest come from?

I have extremely little knowledge about finance in general, but I have had a TFSA for several years now and know that my money keeps magically growing. Exactly where does the interest I gain come ...
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What are the risks to using a tax-free bond fund for short term savings (1-2 years)?

I'm saving some money, probably for a down payment house, and I'd like it to earn a bit more return than it would just sitting in cash. I max out my Roth 401(k) and my Roth IRA, so any additional ...
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What is the best approach to save money for College for three kids?

I have three kids ages 4, 3 and 0 and I am concerned about the cost of college education for my daughters. A lot of the "public" schools (not community colleges) cost between $20,000 to $24,000 a year ...
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Any savings vehicle which is sheltered from both US and Canadian income taxes?

I'm a US citizen living in Canada as a permanent resident. I earn income and receive interest/dividends from both countries. I file income tax returns in both countries. Every year I hear ...
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Are U.S. I Bonds good for extra savings?

I recently ran across an article about where to park extra cash that mentioned US I Bonds. I had never heard of them before. How do they work? Limitations or rules? Really tax free? I've had ...
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US ISA equivalent for tax exempt investment & savings

In the UK you can put up to £11,520 per year into an Individual Savings Account (ISA). This account allows you to invest in stock, unit trusts, index funds etc. and all income and capital gains are ...
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Is there a limit on how many times I can transfer my Individual Savings Account (ISA) in a given year? [UK]

The United Kingdom Individual Savings Account (ISA) provides a tax-efficient saving mechanism. It is possible to transfer your ISA from one bank to another, but is there any limit on how many times ...
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How does the 1% penalty on TFSA transfers work? [Canada]

Update - clarification to potential penalty situations. The maximum annual contribution limit to a TFSA is $5000 per year. This makes it a good emergency fund vehicle. If I: transfer money out ...
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Year end for ISAs, is it worth squeezing more in quickly?

I opened an ISA about a month back (only have £110 in it at the moment) Tax year ends on 5th April, I could afford to put £1000 in my ISA, I would be skint until the next payday at the end of April ...