“I’m extremely thankful and grateful to be working with the Charlton family and F1RST CHO1CE Financial Group for my investment planning needs. It’s very clear that they’re experts in the investment industry which is evidenced by the proven investment strategies they recommend.  I can see why they’re among the most respected advisors in the country and would highly recommend them to anyone that’s looking to grow their investment portfolio”


Augusto Pinho, Burlington, Ontario




“Working with the F1RST CHO1CE Financial team was and continues to be a real pleasure.  I have really appreciated their professional guidance designing and managing a solid portfolio. Their investment strategies to both reduce my taxable income and accelerate the growth in my portfolio really opened my eyes!  I’m looking forward to learning more about the strategies I would have never learned about from my bank.”


Stanislaw Shapiro, Toronto, Ontario


“Honesty, integrity, and professionalism are the three words that come to my mind when I hear Casey’s name. He has provided my clients over the years with the highest level of service and they always thank me for introducing them to him. Casey truly goes above and beyond.”


Deborah Robinson, Real Estate Agent – Royal Lepage


“I have nothing but amazing things to say about F1RST CHO1CE Financial Group. Not only are Casey & Wayne extremely helpful and patient, but they’ve always taken the time to explain all my available options and make recommendation that would help me best attain my goals. I would recommend F1RST CHO1CE to anyone looking to plan for their future.”


Wilfido Rodriguez, Brampton, Ontario


“My wife and I have been clients for several years now, and in that time, we’ve conducted numerous transactions with both Casey and Wayne from mortgage refinancing to life insurance to managing our investments. These individuals have demonstrated that they have superior knowledge of their respective products and are able to deliver them with exceptional customer service. I have found that this combination is a rarity these days, and as such, I whole heartedly recommend their service to both friends and family with confidence.”


Clifton Sookdeo & Shelly Sharma, Caledon, Ontario


“After losing more than 30% of my investment portfolio in 2009, my bank offered no other advice other than to leave my money where it was or transfer it to GIC. Thankfully I was referred to Casey who showed me some other amazing investment options that were not available through my bank, that would give me the potential to make up for my losses while also providing some guarantees.  I’m extremely happy that I listened to Casey’s advice and not my banks, as I’ve now managed to regain all of the money I lost and can now retire the way that I was planning on.  Thank you so much Casey you’ve made a huge difference to my life and I will continue to refer  anyone that I know to you with pleasure!”


Becky Cezar-Redublo, Toronto, Ontario





The government wants to help all Canadians save in a tax-efficient manner. One way is through the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), which lets investors save for their long-term investment goals tax free.

A TFSA provides you with an additional way to save for retirement in a tax-advantaged manner. In addition, a TFSA can help you save for other long-term financial goals, such as big-ticket items, or add to your existing long-term investing strategy.


Tax-Free Savings Account Overview

A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is another way to save for your short- and long-term financial goals. Whether you’re putting money aside for a down payment on a cottage, saving for a major purchase, building your emergency savings or helping to ensure you have enough savings to live a comfortable retirement, a TFSA can help.

A TFSA is a tax-advantaged account that lets you save for both short-term and long-term investment goals. If you’re a Canadian resident age 18 or older, you may open and contribute to a TFSA regardless of your earned income.

To help you save tax free for the lifetime of the account.

If you’re a Canadian resident age 18 or older,* you can contribute regardless of earned income.


- Tax Free Investment income and capital gains earned in a TFSA are not taxed, even when you withdraw money from the account.

- Eligible Investments A TFSA can hold a combination of eligible investments, such as stocks, bonds, managed portfolios, mutual funds, segregated funds, Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) and cash. You can also set up a regular monthly contribution plan.

- Contribution Limit The maximum amount you can contribute is $5,000. This annual contribution is indexed based on the inflation rate and is rounded to the nearest $500 in future years.

- Unused Contribution Room You can carry forward the unused contribution amount to future years. In addition, you can contribute in a future year any amount withdrawn from a TFSA.

- Impact of Eligibility on Government Benefits Income earned and withdrawals made from a TFSA do not affect your eligibility for federal tax credits or income-tested benefits such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security (OAS) or the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

- Estate Considerations You can set up the account’s assets to transfer to your spouse upon your death.


Visit our INVESTMENT CALCULATORS page to compare the tax benefits of investing in a TFSA vs. other taxable investment types



At F1RST CHO1CE Investment Solutions were passionate about sharing our knowledge, experience and unbiased opinions with families and individuals that are looking for a trusted advisor to help them with their Investment Planning options.

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