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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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Calm down

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Global markets have experienced a number of months of low volatility that culminated with the recent sell-off that shook financial markets. The most recent bull market began in late 2002 and, since that time, there have been a number of pullbacks...

Budget passes into law

Sep 01, 2007 - 4 comments

September 2007 It's etched in stone now -- the 2007 federal budget introduced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on March 19 received royal assent on June 22. Raymond James Ltd. released the following notes on two changes of special interest to...

Pensioners lobby picks up steam

Sep 01, 2007 - 6 comments

September 2007 A new pensioners advocacy group calling itself the Common Front for Retirement Security has called on the federal government to undertake immediate steps to establish a National Security Commission and a National Pension Standards Commission. The CFRS said in...

More giving

Jul 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It's now been just over one year since the federal government changed the face of philanthropy in Canada. You'll recall that on May 2, 2006, the government completely eliminated the capital-gains tax on donations of listed shares, mutual funds and segregated...

Planning for care

Jun 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Canadians are living longer than ever, a reality that has introduced a new dimension to boomers and seniors planning for their retirements. The question more and more retirees are asking is: should I incorporate a health-care investment component into my portfolio?...

Woman & money: Facts and 'feel'

Jun 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Is there, or should there be, financial planning geared specifically to women? Certainly, the fundamentals of retirement planning are universal and independent of gender, but there is a good argument to be made that there are special elements that women need...

Last-minute tax tips add more to tax savings

Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It's tax time! And while preparing your tax return is never fun, you can make it more 'rewarding' by taking full advantage of all the tax credits and tax deductions available to you. Here are a few easy tax tips calculated...

No go for capital gains tax relief

Apr 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Don Ogden, Vancouver-based senior vice-president with the investment house Raymond James Ltd., offered commentary on the recent federal budget from an investor's perspective. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the budget on March 19. * * * We were right about one...

Not-so-free 55

Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Couples are having families much later these days, so instead of looking forward to retiring at 55, as the advertisements encourage, chances are you may have one or two kids who aren't even in high school yet. But is early retirement...