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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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Tax planning strategies for your retirement life

Tax planning is boring and absolutely necessary at any age but especially approaching retirement. So let's look at some tax-management strategies aimed at maximizing your retirement income. Split pension income. You could reduce your family's total tax liability by allocating up...

Retire happy: Get rid of debt first

Less debt is better than more debt but the best debt of all is no debt! In my retirement workshops, I always ask my participants to share with me their most pressing questions about retirement. One of the more common questions...

Buyers as young as 40s-50s inquiring about ALC housing market / Boomer trends


The age adage that “60 is the new 40” has become a mantra for baby boomers as they barrel into retirement. And it’s impacting when they start looking for a place to spend that phase of life and what they want...

Toning down the rhetoric: How much saving is enough?

  RRSP season runs from the beginning of January to the end of February. During this time, there is a plethora of advertising and messages about the importance of saving for retirement. Every study commissioned by the big banks and financial...

FYI readers - Cycle your way to a lifetime of financial fitness

Apr 15, 2011 - 4 comments

  Regularly riding a stationary or road cycle is a great way to stay fit. Taking a life cycle approach to investing is also one of the best ways to help stay financially fit. Life cycle investing works by letting you...

Clean out your wallet before starting your trip

Apr 04, 2011 - 8 comments

  Travellers would be wise to heed these travel tips concerning money before or during their next trip. • Empty your wallet before you leave home. Not entirely of course, but there's no point in taking all your Canadian credit and...

For many, retirement includes work

There was a time when retirement simply meant “not working.” It was a time to relax and wind down. For many, that meant sitting on the couch and literally doing nothing. This happened at a time when you retired at 65...

Fiscal Fitness: Women, do the math and take action

Mar 07, 2011 - 4 comments

Here's a wake-up call, something for women to mull over approaching the tax deadline. In my home province of New Brunswick, and indeed it is the same story across Canada, the average income for women in their retirement years is less...

Pension shortfalls persist as rates slump

Feb 09, 2011 - 4 comments

Canadian pension plans will take longer than expected to bounce back to full funding thanks to meagre investment returns in a low-interest-rate environment, says pension consulting firm Towers Watson in a report published Jan. 20 in the Toronto Star’s Moneyville section....

New Pooled pension favoured over CPP changes

Feb 02, 2011 - 4 comments

Any moves to help Canadians save for retirement by enhancing the Canada Pension Plan are a long way off, says Ted Menzies, the junior finance minister appointed by the federal Conservative government in January. The Toronto Star’s Les Whittington reported on...