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Your retirement income plan needs to make sure your savings last a lifetime while having enough to cover your day-to-day expenses. Once you’ve taken care of that, you can look at your additional goals like providing for a spouse, leaving money for the people you love or minimizing tax.

As you approach retirement you need to decide how you want to convert your savings and investments into retirement income. Retirement income products take money that you’ve saved and put it to work to help provide you an income stream during retirement. 

Your options are different depending on which account type you used to save

What retirement income options are available for each retirement savings product?

Where are your savings/investments?

What are your retirement income options?

RPP

You can convert this money into an income fund or purchase an annuity. Your options will depend on the provincial/federal legislation that regulates your RPP. 
TFSA
You can keep it and use it for income when you need it, or you can use it to purchase an annuity.

RRSP

Generally, you’re converting to a registered retirement income fund (RRIF) but you can also purchase an annuity.
(LIRA) or locked-in RRSP
You can convert this money into a retirement income fund or purchase an annuity. The type of retirement income fund depends on the jurisdiction that regulates the plan. You can also purchase an annuity.
DPSP
You can convert to a RRIF or purchase an annuity.

The information provided is based on current laws, regulations and other rules applicable to Canadian residents. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge as of the date of publication. Rules and their interpretation may change, affecting the accuracy of the information. The information provided is general in nature, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for advice in any specific situation. For specific situations, advice should be obtained from the appropriate legal, accounting, tax or other professional advisors.

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