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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.

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Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Ranch living in Miami Beach

Oct 05, 2011 - 15 comments

Video produced by discusses Canadian buying options in Miami Beach

Fri. Spotlight: Life on a Lagoon

Sep 02, 2011 - 25 comments

Lagoon City south of Orillia on Lake Simcoe offers a rare recreational lifestyle built on 15 kilometres of man-made waterways...

Monday Spotlight: Insurance needs change at certain ages


As we age, our working, personal and family lives change, and with them our financial goals and expectations also change. Here are the types of insurance that make the most sense for each of life's three main stages...

Tuesday Spotlight - Cottage Spendour: Rosseau retreat

Picture_3’s an oasis of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the 9 to 5 lifestyle. Time seems to move more slowly, the air is fresher and the night sky is filled with a million twinkling stars....

Noon Spotlight - cottage prices: Luxury cottage market heats up

Jul 03, 2011 - 4 comments

It’s hard to call it a cottage when it has 11 bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as a tiered, 18-seat home theatre and four fireplaces. But the 9,500-square-foot property on Lake Muskoka comes at a cost, reports the Toronto Star: The new owners have to pony up $4,950,000 for the keys...

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...

For many, retirement includes work

There was a time when retirement simply meant “not working.” It was a time to relax and wind down. For many, that meant sitting on the couch and literally doing nothing. This happened at a time when you retired at 65...

Boomers intend to postpone retirement: York survey

Jan 23, 2011 - 8 comments

  As the number of older adults continues to outpace that of younger counterparts and ever-growing waves of baby boomers approach the traditional retirement age, concerns focus on a potential worker shortage. In York Region, one of the country’s fastest-growing regions...

Retirement is not a vacation

  Within 6 months of your retirement, everyone is going to ask you THE question: “What are you going to do when you retire”? For most people, the automatic answer is “travel more.” It is the number one response when you...