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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.

Moments

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

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.

Money Sense: Shop around for lower fees for mutual-funds

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Feb 14, 2012 - 4 comments

There are a number of ways that astute mutual-fund shoppers can lower these costs - click headline or photo

Is a TFSA or RRSP best for you?

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Jan 30, 2012 - 86 comments

TFSA means traditional January-February RRSP season is obsolete - click headline or photo for details...

No romance for Sandwich Gen.

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The stress of financially supporting both a child and aging parents is not only impacting peoples' wallets, but also the love lives of a majority of Canadians in the Sandwich Generation - click headline or photo for the dreary details..

Retirement: find your sweet spot

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I hope you take some time out of your busy days, weeks and life to plan for your future because your future is important. It’s so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life as we live in the “now” society. Just remember, planning is simply looking into the future to make our future more predictable. - click for info.

Thurs. Spotlight: Plan now to benefit your favourite charities

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Nov 24, 2011 - 15 comments

A charitable giving plan makes the best use of your donations. By taking the right steps now you’ll preserve your legacy and transfer as you wish – to the charity of your choice or your heirs – with minimum taxation, fees or other delays. Click headline for the options...

Mon. Spotlight - Chilton moves past Barber: New finance book

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Nov 14, 2011 - 6 comments

First off, get very cosy with the words: “I can’t afford it." When you live realistically, it gets easier to do. The pressure is off. Admitting you can’t afford something means you aren’t living a fantasy financial life.”

Wed. Spotlight - Retirement: Planning for paycheques

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There are many possible pay cheques a retiree could receive in retirement. click to learn...

Monday Spotlight: Can you take advantage of new CPP changes?

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Oct 17, 2011 - 4 comments

You may need to rethink when to begin receiving your Canada Pension Plan. Here's why...click for more...