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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

Retiree pins down author Diamond for personal input

Jun 10, 2012 - 4 comments

It’s not often a retiree looking for advice on financial planning gets to pin down an author he has seen on television for personal input, but that is the story retired teacher John Cammarata of Waterloo, Ont. tells

Five questions with Jim Leech

May 12, 2012 - 4 comments

"The majority of Canadians haven’t saved enough to provide for themselves. We have to face that. Coupled with that, we’re all living longer" Click headline or photo for the conversation.

Aging boomers get the blame for lower RRSP contribution rates

Apr 26, 2012 - 5 comments

"...our research continues to demonstrate that Canada's aging population is the dominant force behind the decline in RRSP contributions" - click headline or photo

Beat the bushes for tax reduction opportunities

Apr 15, 2012 - 7 comments

While it's too late to take advantage of many tax-reduction strategies for the 2011 tax year, there are still ways to reduce last year’s income tax when completing your 2011 income tax return. Click headline or photo

Thurs. Spotlight - Against OAS cuts: Slash new prisons instead

Mar 29, 2012 - 7 comments

A generation after Brian Mulroney famously attempted to cut pensions, another Conservative government is tackling the costs of the programs. Click headline or photo

OAS REFORM Spec editorial: Pension follies from the Tories

Hamilton Spectator editorial suggests Tories are creating a "false crisis" when they argue for the need to reduce Old Age Security payments

OAS REFORM Adjust now to survive essential OAS cuts

Boomers in their late 40s need to start paying closer attention to their RRSPs and make small lifestyle adjustments today, in order to avoid major lifestyle changes during their golden years.

Is a TFSA or RRSP best for you?

Jan 30, 2012 - 86 comments

TFSA means traditional January-February RRSP season is obsolete - click headline or photo for details...

Retirement: find your sweet spot


I hope you take some time out of your busy days, weeks and life to plan for your future because your future is important. It’s so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life as we live in the “now” society. Just remember, planning is simply looking into the future to make our future more predictable. - click for info.

Thursday Spotlight: Mixed reaction for pooled pension proposals

Dec 15, 2011 - 4 comments

The Harper government has tabled its framework for a pooled pension plan that it says will help fill the gap for the nearly two-thirds of Canadian workers without the security of a company-sponsored pension - click for more..