Self-Directed RRSP

Self-Directed RRSP

In Canada, registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) in which the account holder has a great deal of control over the investments made on the account. That is, either the account holder or a designated representative has the ability to make investments off of the contributions made to the account. However, investments not ordinarily permitted on an RRSP are still not permitted on a self-directed RRSP. The individual account holder must ensure that investment conforms to this rule, or risk losing the tax deductible nature of contributions.
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Some of the investment strategies to consider include the type of return you want your RRSP to earn, how close you are to retiring or using the funds for income, and whether you are actively going to manage the funds in a self-directed RRSP with or without the help of a financial advisor.
Braxton's law firm has no pension plan, so he should be contributing $11,700 (18 per cent of his income -- the maximum allowable in 1993) to a self-directed RRSP each year.
Second, there are self-directed plans that allow contributors to choose investments for themselves with qualified investments similar to self-directed RRSPs.
Self-directed RRSPs are investments by the individual that are qualified as being eligible as RRSP investments.