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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.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

OAS reforms approved; CPP reports strong results

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Jul 08, 2012 - 37 comments

John Soutsos, a senior financial consultant with the firm Investment Planning Counsel - “Roughly 50 per cent of the CPP portfolio is in illiquid assets – private equity and real estate...Valuations for private equity and real estate holdings are determined by accounting estimations and real estate appraisals respectively. These do not represent the real market value since only when an asset is sold is the real market value known." - click headline or photo

How to use your 2011 tax refund

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Jul 02, 2012 - 6 comments

Click headline or photo for some good alternatives

Retiree pins down author Diamond for personal input

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Jun 10, 2012 - 4 comments

It’s not often a retiree looking for advice on financial planning gets to pin down an author he has seen on television for personal input, but that is the story retired teacher John Cammarata of Waterloo, Ont. tells

More retirement money in your pocket: Buy high and sell low

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Selling high and buying low translates into more money in your pocket book to spend enjoying retirement - Click headline or photo

Money Sense: Feds to codify Disability Savings Plan rules

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May 21, 2012 - 6 comments

Lost in the maelstrom of federal budget coverage about raising the Old Age Security qualifying age to 67 were several important changes to Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP.) Many Canadians are not familiar with this program - click headline or photo

Aging boomers get the blame for lower RRSP contribution rates

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Apr 26, 2012 - 5 comments

"...our research continues to demonstrate that Canada's aging population is the dominant force behind the decline in RRSP contributions" - click headline or photo

Be wise and avoid ‘winging it’ as you fly closer to your retirement

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Apr 21, 2012 - 4 comments

Are you newly retired or thinking about retiring? Have you got a plan for the next phase of your life or are you going to wing it? Click headline or photo

Beat the bushes for tax reduction opportunities

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Apr 15, 2012 - 7 comments

While it's too late to take advantage of many tax-reduction strategies for the 2011 tax year, there are still ways to reduce last year’s income tax when completing your 2011 income tax return. Click headline or photo

OAS REFORM Spec editorial: Pension follies from the Tories

Hamilton Spectator editorial suggests Tories are creating a "false crisis" when they argue for the need to reduce Old Age Security payments

OAS REFORM Adjust now to survive essential OAS cuts

Boomers in their late 40s need to start paying closer attention to their RRSPs and make small lifestyle adjustments today, in order to avoid major lifestyle changes during their golden years.