November 21, 2012 07:00 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2012) - Stocking stuffers can be more than just trinkets and candy canes this holiday season. Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) are becoming an increasingly popular gift from parents and grandparents. Still, over half of Canadian families don't save in an RESP. To help, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CST) is providing the top 10 reasons why giving an RESP makes sense:
"RESPs are a simple and effective way to give your children a jump start when it comes time to enroll in post-secondary education," says Peter Lewis, vice president and spokesperson with Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, one of Canada's leading RESP providers. "We always advise families to start an RESP soon after their child is born and to save regularly."
For more information on RESPs or to arrange an interview with Peter Lewis please contact Edyta McKay at 416-606-2849 or Edyta.McKay@cst.org.
The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been helping families save for post-secondary education for over fifty years. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Foundation, C.S.T. Consultants Inc. (CSTC) is the distributor and manager of the Canadian Scholarship Trust Plans. Focused exclusively on growing and protecting its planholders' savings, CSTC currently manages $3.7 billion in assets for over 280,000 Canadian families. CSTC boasts a sales force of 640 located across the country. The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation offers its own awards for academic achievement and community engagement to those students in their Group Plans who are pursuing graduate studies. For more information about RESPs at CST go to www.cst.org.
C.S.T. Consultants Inc. (CST)Edyta McKayManager, Corporate CommunicationsO - 416-445-7377 x 305M - 416 602 2849Edyta.McKay@cst.org
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