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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.


Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

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Insurance Notebook: a Critical Decision

Sep 03, 2008 - 21 comments

Critical-illness insurance EXPLAINED You work and you plan and you save - to pay everyday expenses and to achieve your longer-term financial goals, whatever they may be. And everything is going well. Then, on one extra-stressful day, your heart says, "I've...

Problems with gas

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Don't you wish, sometimes, for the old days when you had one supplier taking care of your home heating? Competition is fierce among natural-gas suppliers and on top of dealing with their sales pressures, there is the added burden of having...

Senate passes Pension Plan ball to Flaherty

Jul 01, 2008 - 4 comments

The Senate is done with the issue of Canada Pension Plan retroactivity, recommending reform to the Finance Minister. Now it must sit and wait to see what steps, if any, Jim Flaherty cares to take. On March 11, the Senate National...

CPP stragglers may benefit from Senate proposal

Apr 04, 2008 - 5 comments

Take heart, CPP stragglers. The Senate National Finance Committee has tabled a report cataloguing the number of Canadians who are eligible for, but living without, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits because they failed to apply for the plan's retirement pension. The...

Taking stock at tax time

Mar 07, 2008 - 5 comments

Tax season is just around the corner and wise retirees should be taking note of major changes in place for their 2007 tax return. The most significant change for retirees will be income splitting. Introduced in 2006, income splitting will impact...

Tricky business

Jan 14, 2008 - 4 comments

In June 2007, the Parliament of Canada signed into law one of the most significant changes to Canada's tax system in recent memory. The new provision allows "pension income splitting" for spouses and common-law partners. Under these rules, a spouse who...

Social Security policy a fiasco for Canadians

Jan 14, 2008 - 12 comments

Retired Canadians with U.S. work histories may qualify for Social Security benefits, in addition to the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) benefits. But Social Security benefits are often less than expected - by as much as one-third,...

Get CPP early

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Many people who look ahead to retirement assume that they'll do the same as everyone else - retire at 65 and start to look for a Canada Pension Plan cheque. They should think twice about that assumption. Here's why. To qualify...

Protect against risks that erode retirement savings

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The longer each person lives into their retirement, the more exposed they become to various retirement risks. Desjardins Financial Security offers an analysis of these threats. Longevity risk: the risk of outliving your savings Health risk: the risk of becoming seriously...

Tax tips for retirees

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

H&R Block has released the following list of tax tips for retirees: Starting with the 2007 tax return, seniors will be allowed to split up to half of their eligible pension income with a spouse or common-law partner. Income splitting will...