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4 Retirement Savings Tools to Help You Plan Ahead

Guess what? Did you know that your Credit Union has some free online tools to help you calculate and plan for your retirement? Do you want to know …

Retirement Planning

Be My Valentine – 8 Traditions From Around the World

Love is a Many Splendored ThingThe festival or feast of <i>St. Valentine</i> has its beginnings as a European celebration taking place in the month of …

Festivals

6 Tips to Beat the Tax Man

If you’re like most Canadians, taxes take a big bite out of your wallet every year. For many of us they’re our single largest expense. But …

Wallet

15 Fun Apps to Lighten Your Load

Technology is taking over our daily lives in both good and bad ways. There are, however, many more good ways than bad when it comes to the option of …

Walkman

Are You Ready for RRSP Season?

It’s that time of year again, RRSP season. Whether you’re financially savvy, or not, RRSPs are a fantastic way to save for retirement. Here are a few …

Retirement (Canada)

Yo-Yo Offspring

What if your kids never <i>permanently</i> leave? Yo-yo children can squeeze your retirement. One of the perplexing challenges facing pre-retirees (and even …

Retirement

A Divine Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipe

Sweets for the SweetIt’s February, the month for romance. And what better way to say <i>“I love you”</i> than offering up some wonderful, sweet goodies like</i> …

Dessert

The Financial Complications of Co-Habitation in Retirement

So, you’re comfortably retired in your early 70s, single – either through a divorce or the death of your spouse – and you meet someone you seriously …

Census

3 Winter Driving Tips to Keep You on the Road

Slip Sliding AwayAccording to Jean-Sébastien Sauriol, President/Chief-instructor at the Jim Russell School at Quebec’s The Mont Tremblant Race …

Driving

What Now?

What now? You may well ask. How you manage time now that you’re retired is just as important as when you were in the workforce. Having all the …

Money

Wanderlust Revisited

Don’t Forget To Pack Your Travel InsuranceFor retirees, travel is one of the most anticipated experiences they look forward to. It’s hardly …

Travel Insurance

Look Who’s Cooking

Cookery classes are booming all over the world. Guess who’s most likely to be the main participant in this phenomenon? Men in their 60s. The home …

Cooking

Party On!

As we are all only too well aware, North America’s largest post war generation, commonly known as the Baby Boomers, is retiring. And, they all want …

Baby Boomers

Retirement: What No One Is Talking About or Telling You

While in general we try to be upbeat about the realities of retirement (and there is a great deal to be upbeat about) it would be irresponsible for …

We’ve Got You Covered – Important Facts About Your Provincial Healthcare

You’ve been dreaming of taking that long, extended vacation for years. You’ve imagined six months, even a year, roaming the world or cruising the …

The Fundamentals of Financial Planning for Pre-Retirees

5 Undeniable Reasons Why People Hate Retirement

So you’re retired? What’s not to like? There’s an old adage that the trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off! While that may be true …

Wellness Attitudes – Hold On a Moment!

Over the past few years, the term ‘<b>Senior Moment</b>’ has become a catchphrase for all those times when someone forgets what they were about to say, or …

Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)

In an important article published recently in The Globe and Mail (July 14, 2017) financial journalist Rob Carrick observed: ‘TFSAs are still new …

Practice Retirement – Discovering Life Beyond Work

Founded in 1937, T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm. Recently, they developed a series of excellent short video case studies – none longer …

Nutrition and Diet – Where’s the Beef?

Remember those TV commercials? The Wendy’s commercial portrayed a fictional fast-food competitor entitled “Big Bun”, where three elderly ladies are …

A Tip For Making New Year’s Resolutions

Most of us make them. Most of us break them. According to data pulled from Google searches by <i>iQuanti</i>, 2017’s most popular New Year’s resolutions …

A Wonderful World of Christmas

It’s Christmas – All Over the WorldCome December the 25th, people all over the world celebrate the Feast of Stephen, Merīkurisumasu Christmastide, …

Healthy Body. Healthy Mind.

M<b>ens sana in corpore sano</b> is a Latin phrase, usually translated as ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’. The phrase is widely used in sporting and …

Practice Retirement – Preparing Beyond Your Portfolio

Founded in 1937, T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm. Recently, they developed a series of excellent short video case studies – none longer …

Maintaining Physical Vitality as You Age

Physical vitality is the result of physical activity. There is no doubt about it. As you get older, you and your body have will benefit greatly if …

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Canada

It’s ShowtimeFanfare, fireworks and festivities! Champagne cocktails, countdowns, kisses with strangers. Noisemakers, novelty party hats, nifty …

Retiree RRSP Quick Tips for 2018

You, like millions of retired Canadians, have probably already set up a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)*. If, however you haven’t done so …

One Year End Money Move Retirees Should Never Ignore

Tax loss selling. Sound suspicious? Not at all. What is it? Simple. It’s an investment strategy that lets you sell an asset with a capital loss in …

Practice Retirement – Finding Balance by Pacing Yourself

Founded in 1937, T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm. Recently, they developed a series of excellent short video case studies – none longer …