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Women don't climb ladders

How many times have you heard a man say, “I’m not sick”? They say it because they don’t want to be sick and, if they are sick, they don’t want to know about it.

The Girl on the rock

The answer to the old boys’ question, “Who do we get to spend eternity with?” is everyone we ever loved. All the moments of your life that were given to, shared with a specific person can only belong to that person.

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.

Moments

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.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Social Security policy a fiasco for Canadians

Jan 14, 2008 - 12 comments

Retired Canadians with U.S. work histories may qualify for Social Security benefits, in addition to the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) benefits. But Social Security benefits are often less than expected - by as much as one-third,...

Get CPP early

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Many people who look ahead to retirement assume that they'll do the same as everyone else - retire at 65 and start to look for a Canada Pension Plan cheque. They should think twice about that assumption. Here's why. To qualify...

Protect against risks that erode retirement savings

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

The longer each person lives into their retirement, the more exposed they become to various retirement risks. Desjardins Financial Security offers an analysis of these threats. Longevity risk: the risk of outliving your savings Health risk: the risk of becoming seriously...

Tax tips for retirees

Dec 20, 2007 - 4 comments

H&R Block has released the following list of tax tips for retirees: Starting with the 2007 tax return, seniors will be allowed to split up to half of their eligible pension income with a spouse or common-law partner. Income splitting will...

Planning to give

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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

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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...

Calm down

Oct 16, 2007 - 4 comments

Global markets have experienced a number of months of low volatility that culminated with the recent sell-off that shook financial markets. The most recent bull market began in late 2002 and, since that time, there have been a number of pullbacks...

Budget passes into law

Sep 01, 2007 - 4 comments

September 2007 It's etched in stone now -- the 2007 federal budget introduced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on March 19 received royal assent on June 22. Raymond James Ltd. released the following notes on two changes of special interest to...

Mature Marketing

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Sep 01, 2007 - 4 comments

September 2007 The Reversa anti-aging skin-care advertising campaign that featured an older woman and a naked younger man received a gold medal at the 54th International Advertising Festival held in June in Cannes. Developed by TAXI Montreal, the Reversa campaign was...

Pensioners lobby picks up steam

Sep 01, 2007 - 6 comments

September 2007 A new pensioners advocacy group calling itself the Common Front for Retirement Security has called on the federal government to undertake immediate steps to establish a National Security Commission and a National Pension Standards Commission. The CFRS said in...