Receiving Our Canada Learning Bond: Smart SAVER

Canada Learning Bond

Canada Learning BondWe planted a seed a couple of months ago, a seed that will continue to grow and bloom for a long time, we applied for the Canada Learning Bond and got RESPs for our children thanks to information we received from SmartSAVER.

We applied for the Canada Learning Bond on the first day of the 2015-2016 school year, September 8th. I will remember this day for the rest of my life because it was one of those days where I felt like I was SUCCEEDING at this parenting thing. It was also the day we told our kids that they could be whatever they wanted to be when they grew up, told them we were saving for their education and we would help them achieve their goals.

I wasn’t sure they understood or cared, my daughter always excelled in school and she said she wanted to be a fairy when she grew up at her SK graduation just a few months earlier. Darius, my Darius never could focus enough to do well. He got C’s and D’s and excelled in gym. He wanted to be Batman when he grew up for as long as I remember.

But now two months into the school year I see something happening. My son is EXCELLING. He has a photographic memory when it comes to spelling and even his reading is improving. He is confident and can’t wait to share his school day with me. He does his homework in the mornings before school as it is a better fit for him than after. And the boy has DREAMS.

He wants to be a soldier and wants to be on the SQUAT (SWAT) team. I just laugh because the thought of him doing squats on a team is enough to make me burst into a fit of giggles. But none the less, he is showing that he has aspirations and goals so I will support him and smile at his growth.

Receiving the Money

I checked at 6 weeks and the money had not arrived but when we checked again at 8 weeks it was in our account. Curious as to how much we got in our account for 4 kids aged 7, 6, 2, and 7 months?


$2655.01 !!!!!!!

My husband and I put in $80 of those dollars with our monthly contribution of $10 each kid (x 2 months).  That is $2655.01 more than we had saved 8 weeks ago, and that money will only continue to grow monthly and yearly.

I feel pretty darn good right now, for finally setting this up for the kids. But I am also so thankful that something like the Canada Learning Bond exists and that there are people like the staff at SmartSAVER who work so hard to make sure this FREE education money is put in the hands of Canadian parents who need it most. They do so without the pesky phone calls at all hours of the day and they genuinely just want you to take advantage of what is available.

SmartSAVER Contest

SmartSAVER is currently having a contest right now that till the end of the year. If I could enter I would but that shouldn’t stop you from doing it!

If your child was born in 2004 or later and your family income is under $45,000 you could get up to $2,000 in free money from the Government of Canada through the Canada Learning Bond. PLUS, if you apply for this free government money before December 31 you could win one of nine weekly cash prizes of $1,000 from SmartSAVER! A new $1,000 winner will be selected every week so apply early for more chances to win. Now that’s a WIN-WIN! 
To participate, families will be required to use SmartSAVER‘s online application to open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) at no cost, with no contribution required at a participating bank or credit union of their choice, and apply for their child’s free Canada Learning Bond. It takes less than 10 minutes to apply and you can open the account with $0. Applicants will be automatically entered to win the $1,000 weekly cash prize between November 1st and December 31st. Visit SmartSAVER.org for full contest rules and regulations. 

Quick Recap

You can find out more about SmartSAVER here and if you need more information about the Canada Learning Bond you can find it here. So head on over to the application form here and sign up for up to $2000 free for your child’s education. If you would like to read my road to receiving my Canada Learning Bond you can read part 1 and 2. Also connect with SmartSAVER on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to stay up to date.


SmartSAVER has once again offered one of my readers the chance to win $50 Presidents Choice gift cards. This giveaway will run till 11/30 and is open to all Canadians. Good Luck and Bonne Chance.

What do you think of my journey with SmartSAVER towards getting the Canada Learning Bond in my account?

$50 President’s Choice Gift Card

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post. As you can also see I also personally applied and received the Canada Learning Bond. All opinions are my own.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. jan
    November 7, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    I think your progress is admirable. An amount each month become so habitual.

  2. Carol M
    November 7, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    Excellent results, that’s a lot in a short period of time. WTG

  3. lynn clayton
    November 8, 2015 / 12:43 am


  4. Tainan Lu
    November 8, 2015 / 1:40 am

    great results

  5. Robyn Bellefleur
    November 8, 2015 / 2:00 am

    I think it’s great with great results.

  6. salexis
    November 8, 2015 / 2:48 am

    Sign me up for some of THAT!!!!! lol.. I am going to make an apt tomorrow to get my kids started down that path. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tips!

  7. missbobloblaw
    November 8, 2015 / 3:11 am

    I think you’ve had great results, and you’ve given some great tips!

  8. Maggie C
    November 8, 2015 / 4:19 am

    I think that is an amazing result! In just a short period of time …wow!

  9. Amy Lovell
    November 8, 2015 / 8:20 am

    WOW! That’s is a awesome result!

  10. Amy Heffernan
    November 8, 2015 / 9:32 am

    I think its great! Saving!

  11. November 8, 2015 / 9:42 am

    Awesome sauce!!

  12. Carol B
    November 8, 2015 / 9:44 am

    Great job using SmartSaver. I only wish I had done something when my kids were little. I will definitely pass this on the my children, who are now raising children of their own. Thanks for the info

  13. Victoria Ess
    November 8, 2015 / 9:51 am

    It sounds a lot easier than I would have thought and really effective as a way to save!

  14. November 8, 2015 / 9:52 am

    I think that this is awesome! I’m on my way to check it out when I’m done entering your giveaway πŸ™‚

  15. Angela Massis
    November 8, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Amazing. Keep up the good work!

  16. ginette4
    November 8, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Wow, that’s quite the amount! I’m blown away, looking into this much closer..thanks for the info

  17. Kim K
    November 8, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Awesome for your family! This is a really good way to help your kids succeed in their future! πŸ™‚

  18. Kristy
    November 8, 2015 / 10:18 am

    I think those are exceptional results!

  19. Tricia Cooper
    November 8, 2015 / 10:22 am

    I think that your family has done great! You’ll be glad that you started saving for your children’s education now!

  20. November 8, 2015 / 10:24 am

    A little saving goes a long way! You’ve totally inspired me, Aneta. Congratulations!

  21. ivy pluchinsky
    November 8, 2015 / 10:28 am

    i think its great, really great results

  22. Bailey Dexter
    November 8, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Thanks for the post. I didn’t think it was that easy to save money in that amount of time!

  23. Shelley N
    November 8, 2015 / 10:51 am

    You are definitely doing the right thing trying to save now. We set up an RESP when our kids were little to take advantage of the govt contribution but now that my eldest is in university it is apparent that even with that foresight he will still come out of his schooling with OSAP debt. Whatever you can do to save is awesome. great start.

  24. margo b
    November 8, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I think its amazing, its so easy once you get started

  25. BKOLAW
    November 8, 2015 / 11:23 am

    great job.

  26. Erika Letson
    November 8, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Your results are truly amazing after only 2 months! I will be looking into this for my own four children. What an awesome program!

  27. Erin W
    November 8, 2015 / 11:55 am

    Amazing what you can do! Awesome for you for starting to save for your kids!

  28. JAL
    November 8, 2015 / 11:59 am

    Wow! What a great result–lucky kids!

  29. November 8, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Amazing results in such a short time!

  30. Jenness M
    November 8, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    This was very clever and your kids will thank you down the road!

  31. TJ Turnbull
    November 8, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    A wonderful role model of a family, great example of what a little time and effort can do for the future of our next generation

  32. andrea amy
    November 8, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    it really made me think and I’m going to check it out

  33. Suzanne G
    November 8, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    I enjoyed reading about your journey and all the information you provided. I will be passing all this info to my daughter as this is a great program and the grandchildren could really benefit from this program.

  34. Jeffrey Rossnagel
    November 8, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Awesome NEWS!!

  35. Oli
    November 8, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    Amazing effort!

  36. NickyJ
    November 8, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    great results! I’m going to look into this right now, thank you

  37. Eliz
    November 8, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Always good to start saving sooner rather than later!

  38. Lee-Ann
    November 8, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    I think it’s great. I wish things like this had been around for my mom.

    November 8, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    I think that this is great and good for thinking of your children’s future

  40. Rosanne Robinson
    November 8, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    You have achieved terrific results in such a short period of time. We all definitely need to plan for our children’s future from a young age, because they grow-up so fast!

  41. naiddia p
    November 8, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    I am really impressed with how little you can start investing with.

  42. kristen visser
    November 8, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    omg hun that is amazing!!!! $2655 already?? so great! My husband and I have not started save towards our daughters education YET (both girls under 3) but it is definitely something we want to do and will be looking at starting something soon

  43. Wendi Maroon
    November 8, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Now that is great planning. Looks like your kids might NOT come out of school with huge student loan debt!

  44. maria
    November 8, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    I think any plan to save money is always a good thing!

  45. Laurent L
    November 8, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    It’s great to start saving, it’s good to share.

  46. stacey dempsey
    November 8, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Wow you have done really great with this. I Like that you say you dont get pesky calls etc as that always is something that makes me hesitate with some of these types of things. It sounds like a great program to save for your kids futures and I am wishing I had done this when my kids were really small

  47. Patrick Siu
    November 8, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    I think u did a great job.

  48. Burcu
    November 8, 2015 / 3:06 pm


  49. Lindsay O
    November 8, 2015 / 3:08 pm


  50. Judy Cowan
    November 8, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Wow, those results are great! Never too early to start planning for their futures!

  51. Josh S
    November 8, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I think it is really awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    November 8, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    think you’ve had great results, and you’ve given some great tips for all parents

  53. Matt D
    November 8, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Great results! Keep it moving!

  54. Monica F.
    November 8, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    I think it is wonderful that you have taken this step. It is important to be ahead of it instead of trying to keep up later.

  55. Janet M
    November 8, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    A Smart saver is always a great idea. Well done!

  56. Ming
    November 8, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    I found it very interesting

  57. November 8, 2015 / 5:25 pm

    Incredible! what a grear read, and thanks for sharing your personal story!

  58. Gizele Farris
    November 8, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I think you did a wonderful thing.

  59. Brian E
    November 8, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Great job saving!

  60. mrdisco
    November 8, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    It’s a good thing!

  61. Seham Merzib
    November 8, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    I thought it was great and awesome results

  62. Sandi Tymchuk
    November 8, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    I am very happy for you! I am also impressed with your acceptance of your children as unique individuals (Darius previously achieving C’s and D’s, for example), and focusing on their strengths.

  63. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    November 8, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    you had some great results πŸ™‚

  64. Chris Riddle
    November 8, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I thought it was very interesting.

  65. November 8, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    I think it was the smartest journey towards awesome results. I’ll remember this for my future niece or nephew!

  66. Sarah Stickney
    November 8, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    a great way to save

  67. Sammy H
    November 8, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Great job! Inspirational

  68. Athena
    November 8, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    I think this is great

  69. Joy D
    November 8, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Wonderful results. I will have to share with my son and daughter in law for their new son.

  70. Michelle Policelli
    November 8, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Amazing results, i thought it was great!

  71. Piroska
    November 8, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    I think that is wonderful! What great results!! :o)

  72. Ira
    November 8, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    This is a really great way to start and a nice nest egg to start with! We’ve got an RESP for our kids too, so now just crossing the fingers those money will still worth something by the time they are ready for university…

  73. Krista M
    November 8, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    I think your journey has been amazing! Wow, those are fantastic results & I can see how great your feel about it, makes you proud as a parent that you’re contributing to their future. I am totally looking into this for my own kids!

  74. Donna L.
    November 8, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    Such a great outcome, very inspiring !

  75. Wendy Hutton
    November 8, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    wow really great results, real determination

  76. Belinda McNabb
    November 8, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    I think you did great and the results are amazing. Your kids will be set

  77. David
    November 8, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    that is an amazing result! In just a short period

  78. Christine
    November 8, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    Great to get started!

  79. Janice Wong
    November 8, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Saving is amazing!

  80. Silvia D
    November 8, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    fantastic result! so great!

  81. Sunshine G
    November 8, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Big things are made up of little things – so saving a bit a month makes a huge difference in the long term!

  82. Emilia
    November 8, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    that’s fantastic! I mentioned it to my daughters too

  83. Amy C
    November 9, 2015 / 12:00 am

    Very awesome, with great results.

  84. Rebby
    November 9, 2015 / 12:16 am

    How amazing! I am amazed that only such a small amount came out of your own pocket! Happy for you and your family!

  85. Jenn
    November 9, 2015 / 12:47 am

    I think that is so great – those are amazing results!!

  86. Tina L.
    November 9, 2015 / 12:49 am

    I think you did a great job.

  87. aarone mawdsley
    November 9, 2015 / 1:12 am

    i think its really smart

  88. Brett H
    November 9, 2015 / 2:22 am

    Amazing results! Keep it up!

  89. Bryan
    November 9, 2015 / 2:45 am

    I think it’s a great idea!

  90. Dana Miller
    November 9, 2015 / 3:08 am

    I am encouraged after ready about your journey to learn about the Canada Learning Bond and RESPs. It does not hurt to enquire and gather all the facts to help you make an informed decision. It sounds like you and your husband couldn’t be happier that you did! It always feels hopeful to plan for the future, especially for our children. Mine wants to be a teacher, a doctor, an animal rescuer and a dance instructor! Now it’s my turn to do the same and enquire myself! It definitely seems like the process is seemless and not very time consuming at all, and of coures offers a huge benefit.

  91. nicolthepickle
    November 9, 2015 / 5:50 am

    I learned that you saved a bunch of money really fast. Also that you felt like you were SUCCEEDING.

  92. Pam
    November 9, 2015 / 6:08 am

    I like how you included the kids in your plan and that they will be able to be anything that they want!

  93. Florence C
    November 9, 2015 / 6:11 am

    That was fast in getting money put into an RESP fast. Great start.

  94. gail squires
    November 9, 2015 / 6:56 am

    I wish I had found this when I had my children, as we struggled to get them through college/university. I have started saving for my granddaughter and forwarded this to my Daughter in law – together we will ensure our darling Morgan will have funds for school and less stress on where funds will come from for her and her parents

  95. kathy thorn
    November 9, 2015 / 7:07 am

    Great results. Worth trying in order to save into an RESP

  96. Chris MacDonald
    November 9, 2015 / 8:01 am

    Smart Move! Saving is always a good plan.

  97. November 9, 2015 / 8:05 am

    Until I read your post about SMARTSaver, I didn’t know about it and was surprised to find out that we were eligible to receive money. We recently opened up an account and it will be interesting to see how much money my kids get.

    Some things in life aren’t free but this IS one of them.

    Besos Sarah

  98. Julie Bolduc
    November 9, 2015 / 8:46 am

    I think it’s awesome that you get the kids involved in saving

  99. Elaine Laforge
    November 9, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Awesome! Great results

  100. Daryl
    November 9, 2015 / 9:02 am


  101. cheryl hodgkins
    November 9, 2015 / 9:17 am

    I think its a wonderful way to save…great job

  102. Nicole B
    November 9, 2015 / 9:25 am

    What amazing results!

  103. Julie
    November 9, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Wow, it sounds like you are on your way to a bright future for your kids! Good for you! I’ve also started my kids recently and it really does feel great. I have a huge sense of relief now that I’ve started!

  104. Amber Y
    November 9, 2015 / 10:04 am

    I think that it is an amazing thing and so worth taking advantage of!! It sounds like the process way easy enough to go through also.

  105. Dani
    November 9, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Great information! Thanks!

  106. kim
    November 9, 2015 / 10:27 am

    Great job!

  107. Clare
    November 9, 2015 / 10:59 am

    It’s great that you explained this so well for people in your blog

  108. angela september
    November 9, 2015 / 11:06 am

    having trouble commenting sorry if this is here twice!
    was saying that i appreciate so much learning about this because i’d never heard of it before! and that I LOVE president’s choice so double woohoo! lol

  109. November 9, 2015 / 11:18 am

    I think your progress is awesome

  110. November 9, 2015 / 11:19 am

    I think your progress is great!

  111. Crystal
    November 9, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Great results

  112. Mary Warner
    November 9, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I’d never heard of this program and found the info very useful.

  113. November 9, 2015 / 11:40 am

    Awesome idea and lucky you can have the luxury to put money away , not something I have . That is amazing that you can .

  114. Leana
    November 9, 2015 / 11:56 am

    I think it was great and you got good results!

  115. Betty S
    November 9, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Your doing a great job

  116. Gillian Morgan
    November 9, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Congratualtions to you and your kids in getting this money for their education. I think its great that you got the information and help you needed to get this money for your kids education.

  117. Bo Simms
    November 9, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    I think your journey with SmartSAVER towards getting the Canada Learning Bond in your account is wonderful, and made me think of doing a similar thing. Thank you.

  118. Ally G.
    November 9, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    I really am impressed with your ourney with SmartSAVER towards getting the Canada Learning Bond in your account.It was a wise decision, I need to do the same, thank you for helping me.

  119. John Cai
    November 9, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Awesome work with SmartSAVER.

  120. November 9, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    As an adult living with 25k in student debt it’s a smart idea

  121. Jen L
    November 9, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Awesome that you are saving so well, it’s a blink and they are grown!

  122. Penny Schmidt
    November 9, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Great way to save for kids education…definitely something I am going to look into for my daughter! Thanks for the information!

  123. Edith Rennes
    November 9, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Excellent results…congrats

  124. Cass A
    November 9, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Avancing into a wanted progressive is always amazing when it shows right away. Keep up that determination.

  125. Cass A
    November 9, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Amazing discovery and thanks for posting this on your blog.

  126. Angela Mitchell
    November 9, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    I had no idea that the government had this option. Great job and congrats to you for getting done and not just talking about it:)

  127. Lisa Smith
    November 9, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Good job, the first steps are the hardest!

  128. K Yee
    November 9, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    Great news and a great result. Thank you for writing about this important topic and detailing your steps.

  129. Kevin N
    November 9, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Didn’t know the government had this program – sometimes the best programs aren’t well advertised to the general population :/

  130. Melissa N
    November 9, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    I think you’re doing a great job! And you are getting great results.

  131. DebP
    November 9, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Great results. I wish this had been available when my son was young. We did put money away for him, but this would have made things much easier for us.

  132. Lucille L
    November 9, 2015 / 4:16 pm

    haha SQUAT team. That’s too adorable.
    i’m happy for you’re savings!

  133. Susan T
    November 9, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    Thats great!

  134. LisaN
    November 9, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    Brilliant! good for you.

  135. Julie Zwicker
    November 9, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    I think it’s amazing that you’ve started this for your kids. My parents couldn’t help me with my education, but I want to be able to help my children…it would relieve a lot of financial stress for them.

  136. lori butler
    November 9, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    fantastic results

  137. Kim M
    November 9, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    You’ve done very well. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  138. jessica s
    November 9, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Wow seeing is believing! IT’s amazing how it all adds up! Thanks for sharing

  139. Dixie
    November 9, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Wow!! I think you did a fantastic job.

  140. josephine evans
    November 9, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Great job Aneta! I would like to get into something like this.

  141. Heather Swanson
    November 9, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Never too young to start saving

  142. November 9, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Those are excellent results.That’s a lot in a short period of time.

  143. Nicole Aben
    November 9, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    a little goes a long way..good for you!

  144. Stephanie Black
    November 9, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I wish more people knew about this!

  145. Jana L.
    November 9, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    looks like awesome results. great job!

  146. Kelly young
    November 9, 2015 / 11:20 pm

    I think this is great I wish I would have done this

  147. AD
    November 9, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    It’s great that you are investing in this way; there is nothing more important and you can never get further faster than investing in your kids’ education. Good for you!

  148. Leanne Cobbledick
    November 9, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Very inspiring!! Thank you for sharing with us.

  149. Sandy Couzens
    November 9, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    Fantastic results !! Good for you. Thank you for the great advice. I will pass this on to my daughters πŸ™‚

  150. Marlene V (Enelram)
    November 10, 2015 / 12:26 am

    Amazing Results. I am glad you shared this.

  151. Jennifer i
    November 10, 2015 / 1:14 am

    I am super impressed! I am definitely going to look at this!

  152. margaux retrophiliac
    November 10, 2015 / 2:06 am

    I think it’s an excellent way to get your kids on the right financial track!

  153. Nicole M
    November 10, 2015 / 6:43 am


  154. Pat Drouillard
    November 10, 2015 / 10:21 am

    I think its great, really great results.

  155. November 10, 2015 / 11:26 am

    My kids are also building their savings thanks entirely to Canada Learning Bonds! Great results you had, too! πŸ™‚

  156. November 10, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Congratulations on figuring it all out! You’re really doing a great job.

  157. Lucky
    November 10, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    I think it’s amazing!

  158. Becky Best
    November 10, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    I think it’s fabulous, good for you guys! πŸ™‚

  159. Caroline
    November 10, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    I’m really surprised how much has been done in such a short period of time.

  160. Jeanette Jackson
    November 10, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I think it’s a great idea for your family.

  161. jenny
    November 10, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    that is great

  162. Huguette E.
    November 10, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    That is great, they’ll appreciate it.

  163. Liz
    November 11, 2015 / 3:10 am

    Great work so far! Inspiring.

  164. DianeG
    November 11, 2015 / 4:24 am

    The way you describe that journey simplified the process for me.

  165. BlessedTA
    November 11, 2015 / 8:47 am

    I think it is a good idea.

  166. Mike
    November 11, 2015 / 9:48 am

    it’s a good plan to save some money

  167. Melissa F
    November 11, 2015 / 10:15 am

    Thanks for blogging about this . It has me excited to open an RESP for my little guy.

  168. Kristi
    November 11, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    It’s great to hear about your experience with SmartSaver and how easy it easy to use πŸ™‚

  169. Tamara M
    November 11, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    That is cool! If you register before Dec 31 than you are entered to win a $1000!

  170. Don R
    November 11, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    It sounds like a great way to plan for the future!

  171. kathy downey
    November 11, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    I think it amazing keep up the great work

  172. kristine ewald
    November 11, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I agree a little savings goes a long way this is a great thing to reminded of!

  173. 409cope
    November 11, 2015 / 7:28 pm

    I think this is great. Wish they had this when my boys were young.

  174. Glogirl
    November 11, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    I think it’s great that you have been taking this journey and succeeding at it! I never knew that a Canada Learning Bond existed!

  175. Carole B.
    November 11, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    You’ve done very well!

  176. Julie R.
    November 12, 2015 / 12:21 am

    Incredible how fast it adds up with the learning bond isn’t it?! This gov’t contribution towards our children’s future is fantastic!

  177. Lisa Neutel
    November 12, 2015 / 6:37 am

    im very impressed with this program and the success you have made in a short period of time..way to go!!!

  178. Laurie W.
    November 12, 2015 / 9:55 am

    I was amazed at how fast the money grew.

  179. Kayla Gilbert
    November 12, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I think it was bery successful and you got some great tips!

  180. KellyPC
    November 13, 2015 / 1:23 am

    I think it’s amazing how much you have already!

  181. Mark V
    November 13, 2015 / 10:10 am

    the amount you have saved is impressive.

  182. Karine
    November 13, 2015 / 11:35 am

    It’s such a good thing that you’re saving for all of your kids and this program is great for saving quickly!

  183. Karla Sceviour
    November 13, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    I think that sounds great!!

  184. Steph Bkn
    November 13, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Awesome, I think its great & has inspired me to do the same πŸ™‚

  185. Tammy Dalley
    November 13, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    This sounds amazing, the amount you saved is awesome, great tips

  186. Travelbuds
    November 14, 2015 / 2:46 am

    I think you did a great job

  187. November 14, 2015 / 11:05 am

    My kids are in their late teens now, I wish i had of started something like this earlier for them. It would be helpful with university. You did fantastic!

  188. Monique L.S.
    November 14, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    It is so exciting to know that by you saving a little bit now, your children will benefit so much from it in years to come. Education is such a wonderful thing to be able to share.

  189. Moe Bwell
    November 15, 2015 / 11:19 am

    It’s a great way to start saving, especially with 4 children We have 2 girls and use there baby bonus every month for there education, still won’t be enough to put them all the way thru school, but a nice start.

  190. Lela S
    November 15, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    While it will be a long time until the kids understand compound interest, the bonds will help with financial discussions (how much interest is earned, what’s the balance at the end of the year) so the kids can know the money is doing something for their future educations.

  191. Lindsay T
    November 15, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    I think it’s awesome! Good for you for saving for your children’s futures!

  192. Emilie
    November 15, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    I think it’s great that you are thinking of the future.

  193. Chris Stockford
    November 16, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Great job of course!

  194. Suzie M
    November 16, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Great results & thanks for the info

  195. Susan Patterson
    November 17, 2015 / 8:19 am

    I think that it is wonderful!

  196. Wendy Jensen
    November 17, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I think it is a wonderful idea.

  197. Jennifer P.
    November 17, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    I think you are off to an amazing start, and you will only continue to see the money grow – your kids will have a nice surprise when they are older and see how much they have! Congratulations!

  198. Lyubov Fridlyand
    November 17, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    I agree.

  199. Brenda Penton
    November 18, 2015 / 6:13 am

    That is great! We have RESPs for my kids and they were born before 2004, but I have a few friends that would find this very beneficial!

  200. Bree
    November 18, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    Wow, that’s a lot in a short period of time, you are off to an amazing start!

  201. Janet P.
    November 20, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    You should be proud of yourself. Keep up the momentum

  202. suzi
    November 22, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    I think it makes sense and is wonderful!

  203. Carole Dube
    November 22, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    That is great, my daughter open the RESP for both my granddaughter as well.

  204. llara
    November 23, 2015 / 9:35 pm


  205. Ariel C
    November 25, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    totally worth it!

  206. Wanda Bergman
    November 26, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    I think you’ve done a great job and so worth it.

  207. Judy Hunting
    November 26, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    I think it is wonderful

  208. Kim Hamilton
    November 28, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    amazing that you did it with such ease!

  209. carrie l
    November 29, 2015 / 1:09 am

    I think it is great!!

  210. November 29, 2015 / 1:48 am

    over 2K, that’s great! We don’t qualify, sadly, but what a great boost to the education funds

  211. Michelle K
    November 29, 2015 / 8:41 am

    I think its great!

  212. Heather Howard
    November 29, 2015 / 11:07 pm

    We signed up for something a couple years ago that was free gov’t money for the kids through a local company….wonder if it is the same thing…

  213. Caroline M.
    November 30, 2015 / 2:12 am

    What a great story, I’m very happy for your family and your children.

  214. Tara Gauthier
    November 30, 2015 / 2:23 am

    Great progress you have made in a short time! We made sure to sign up for savings plans for our kids shortly after they were born!

  215. Bons
    November 30, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Impressive story for what you did!

  216. Anna C.
    November 30, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Amazing in such a short time

  217. Dan
    November 30, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Great Results!