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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

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Wed. Spotlight - Retirement: Planning for paycheques


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?

Oct 17, 2011 - 4 comments

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

Mon. Spotlight: Death and taxes


It has been said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. At least with death it only happens once.

Wed. Spotlight: Learning the alphabet soup of retirement

Aug 03, 2011 - 7 comments

There are the ABCs of retirement – Always Be (financially) Comfortable, and then there’s RRIF, LIF, SWP, GIF, LIB and more – an alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations that every retiree must wade through. What do they all mean? click headline or photo

Mon. Spotlight: Go to school on hot new fixed-income indexes

Aug 01, 2011 - 16 comments

Those who are drawing income from their investments are very challenged as they look for options other than equities. As our markets and products evolve, new options present themselves...

Friday Spotlight: Review your life insurance in retirement


Do you need life insurance in retirement? This question may sound easy to tackle but it may be more complicated than you think. Common issues and situations include...

Monday Spotlight – Reno’s: Not all renovations are the same


The reasons for renos range from empty nesters renewing the ol' homestead to homeowners intent on increasing the resale value of their nest. If you're about to join the reno revolution, here are some tips to reno success...

Sunday Spotlight: Crunch your retirement expense numbers


Financial planning for the future is a numbers game, but it’s not all about dollars and cents. There are some other numbers that need to be crunched - Life Expectancy Crunch - The Expense Crunch - Inflation Crunch...

Noon Spotlight - Retire Happy: Review portfolio, control risk


...But those good old days are long gone and today, it is really difficult for retirees to find safe places paying more than 1, 3 or 3 per cent on their money. It’s really hard for retirees to put all their money into guaranteed investments and live off of less than 3 per cent...

Sustainability: will your pension do the job?

We hear a lot about sustainability these days. Sustainability is said to consist of three pillars: ecological, social and economic. If you're nearing or already enjoying retirement, the economic aspect of sustainability is very important to you. As in: Will your...