TFSA vs. RRSP vs. Taxable Comparison Calculator

What investment account do I fill first? Locate assets to minimize your tax bill and maximize long-term wealth. 

What It Does:

  • Shows, through example, how after tax wealth changes depending on the account you use to invest.
    • TFSA
    • RRSP
    • Taxable 
  • I use this tool to model after-tax wealth to see if I should contribute to the TFSA, RRSP, and taxable accounts.
  • Helps to understand unique cases where a taxable account can be better than an RRSP. 

What You Need to Do:

  • Make it your own: Save to your Google Drive or download an excel copy. 
  • Tinker with current and expected tax rates in retirement to see which accounts maximize after-tax wealth. 
  • Tax rates in retirement are uncertain!