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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

The cottage handoff

Aug 18, 2010 - 5 comments

At the end of this summer, a number of recreational-property owners and their adult children will reach certain conclusions. It might be time to pass ownership along in the family – to take a hard look at cottage-succession planning. “Knowledge is...

Puzzled by pensions?

Dec 29, 2009 - 4 comments

Here comes retirement! And here are two questions you need to answer: • Where will my retirement pay cheque come from? • Will I have enough income to support the retirement lifestyle I've planned for the rest of my life? A...

No need for concern: CPP boss

Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

The Canada Pension Plan lost $10.3-billion during the early weeks of the worst global stock-market crash in generations. David Denison, president of the CPP Investment Board, acknowledges more of Canadians' retirement savings have evaporated since the end of September. Denison urged...

Are TFSAs for you?

Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

In January, 2009, Canadians will have a new tax-free option for saving - the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). TFSAs are a flexible investment vehicle into which you can make non-deductible contributions (up to $5,000 per adult in 2009) that will grow...

ANALYSIS : Can you bank on your investments?

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

Never before have we seen a global banking crisis like the meltdown occurring right now. Canada's banks have come out smelling like roses and in fact our banking system was declared the best in the world by global financial analysts. Our...

80% of near-retirees seek financial advice

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

About two-thirds of near-retirees anticipate that their retirement income will be adequate or more than adequate to maintain their standard of living once they have left the workforce, reports a Statistics Canada survey published in September. While most Canadians approaching retirement...

Don't 'park' in volatile times

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

Whew, what a ride it's been lately! And with the ups and downs of the financial markets in late September comes the need to remind investors about key principles of the market, long-term. When it comes to your investments, there's no...

Hikes to GIS earnings exemption now in effect

Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

The federal government has confirmed changes to the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) that will allow low-income seniors who work to earn more without having their GIS benefits reduced. Senator Marjory LeBreton, Secretary of State for Seniors, addressed the changes in a...

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...