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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Mixed emotions for soldiers returning home

The first stop after reaching Mersey Dock was at the nearest English pub.

BOB’S BLOG Case Study of Long-Ago ‘Community Project’

Long-ago battle pitted a large corporation (McDonald’s, the fast food chain,) and their planning allies against a group of citizens.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Discharge still a long way off after VJ Day

In the Malaysian jungle, we didn’t get word of Potsdam Declaration until a couple of days later.

BOB'S BLOG: Twitter still has its doubters

I took a look at a more or less random sample of FYI followers to address the twittering/frittering allegation.

Big deals for travel trade in Orlando

Employees of the hospital and travel industry have a great opportunity coming up to familiarize themselves with the attractions of the Orlando area.

5 easy steps to a healthy summer

Shepell-fgi offers simple advice on how to stay healthy with nutritious food this summer.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED Reliving thrills through British Archives

Memories come flooding back as Pearson pores over a record of the operations of his RAF squadron transcribed from the National Archives, England.

BOB'S BLOG: 3 issues the politicians have ignored this campaign

Boomers and seniors are interested in many issues, not just pensions and nursing homes. Here are my three picks of issues that matter that aren’t being talked about.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: D-Day was the beginning of the end

Although the glorious victories of D-Day didn’t put a finish to the war, it definitely let the enemy know in no uncertain terms that the Allied forces meant business.

BOB’S BLOG: My problems with this provincial campaign

Every time an election is called, any kind of election, like that old dog who wants to hunt, I’ve got this hankering to head out and track down votes or hammer a sign into someone’s lawn. Until now.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Summer haven is not a tax haven

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Aug 10, 2014 - 0 comments

If your cottage has appreciated in value, there could be a significant capital-gains liability that could force your heirs to sell the cottage - click headline

Why Ontario’s Retirement Pension Plan is a good idea

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Aug 04, 2014 - 0 comments

It’s a bold and progressive step after long bouts of dithering by the federal government. It recognizes that Old Age Security (OAS) and CPP alone are not sufficient for middle-income earners to maintain a comparable standard of living in retirement. Like all big ideas, there are pros and cons and lots to debate - click headline

O’ Canada – a great place to retire

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Jul 19, 2014 - 0 comments

It’s clear that Canada rocks retirement, and here’s some reasons why - click headline

Life in the Boomer Lane: Celebrating for a lost friend

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I celebrated my 67th birthday this month, happy to be on this side of the dirt - click headline

Strangers in your home: Extra cash from temp tenants

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Jul 10, 2014 - 0 comments

It seemed silly to continue to leave this glorious space empty so she made up her mind to explore a money-making option: to lease the place out to make some extra money while being away from home - click headline

Feds announce new Target Benefit pension proposal

Jun 17, 2014 - 0 comments

Kevin Sorensen, Minister of State for Finance, introduced details of a new “hybrid” pension plan proposed for all federal workers and other corporations under federal pension regulation - click headline

Time to start retirement planning is right now

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Jun 09, 2014 - 0 comments

Click headline for a retirement-planning quick-start guide

UK star set for Age Summit: Renowned British marketing guru Stroud headlines conference

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May 14, 2014 - 0 comments

Stroud is founder of 20plus30, a consulting firm specializing in marketing to older consumers...for starters, there was no baby boom in Britain...and seniors in the UK has no meaning whatsoever - click headline

First-time giving now more rewarding

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May 12, 2014 - 0 comments

Whether you are just contemplating dipping your toe into big-time charitable giving or you are Canada’s doughnut king or maybe the double owner of CFL franchises, with tremendous track records of donations, there’s ample incentive to prepare a planned-giving plan for your future - click headline

Boomers ponder evolving workplace exit strategies

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...people can expect 20 or more years of life after retirement, and that's creating a new class of worker with new demands of employers...People are living longer, healthier lives and have the capacity to keep going, while others simply need the money - click headline