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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...

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...

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...

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...

Estate Planning - Make sure you have the right executor

Aug 07, 2010 - 11 comments

According to the Canadian Bar Association, “The executor gathers up the estate assets, pays the deceased’s debts, and divides what remains of the deceased’s estate among the beneficiaries.” An executor is the person who you name in your will who will...

Give securities to charities

Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

Canadians have traditionally been generous when it comes to charitable giving. According to Statistics Canada, 5.8-million Canadians reported making a financial contribution to at least one charitable organization in 2006, donating an estimated $8.5-billion. For many people, charitable giving means making...

Planning to give

Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

This year marked a special anniversary as the first of Canada's baby boomers, born in 1947 (as opposed to 1946 in the U.S.), turned 60. As a group, this massive demographic has generally fared far better than their parent's generation financially....

Your final plan

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

As the old saying goes, "where there's a will, there's a relative." During my years in the financial industry, I can't recount how many families vowed that theirs got along smashingly and there would be no arguments upon their death. How...