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Most Canadians are familiar with RRSPs and TFSAs, but there’s another registered vehicle for retirement savings that you may not know much about: locked in retirement accounts. What is a LIRA account and why would you have one? Here’s what you need to know. What is a LIRA? A locked in retirement account (LIRA) is…

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