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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

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...

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

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...

More giving

Jul 01, 2007 - 4 comments

It's now been just over one year since the federal government changed the face of philanthropy in Canada. You'll recall that on May 2, 2006, the government completely eliminated the capital-gains tax on donations of listed shares, mutual funds and segregated...

Tough topics

Jul 01, 2007 - 4 comments

As an Elder Planning Counselor and faculty member of the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies, I can bill myself as a trained expert in end-of-life planning issues. As a human being from an extremely large family that's aging rapidly, I...

Planning for care

Jun 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Canadians are living longer than ever, a reality that has introduced a new dimension to boomers and seniors planning for their retirements. The question more and more retirees are asking is: should I incorporate a health-care investment component into my portfolio?...

Woman & money: Facts and 'feel'

Jun 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Is there, or should there be, financial planning geared specifically to women? Certainly, the fundamentals of retirement planning are universal and independent of gender, but there is a good argument to be made that there are special elements that women need...