Retirement Issues

Are You and Your Marriage Ready for Retirement?

July 14, 2013 Relationships

by Sara Yogev, Ph.D. For years, you and your spouse have been raising a family and working hard, saving, investing, and dreaming big with the goal of one day retiring. Oh, retirement—what a joy it will be! A chance to kick back and relax…to spend quality time with friends and family…work on your golf swing […]

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The Seven Pillars of a Fulfilling Retirement: Ways to Retire Happy Done

May 24, 2013 Retirement Psychology
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By Kathy Barthel for Comfort Life, a division of Our Kids Media The seven pillars of a fulfilling retirement are social, environmental, spiritual, sexual, emotional, physical and intellectual. These are the seven areas of life that you need to participate in to be healthy and happy. The more engaged you are in these areas (volunteering […]

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Savings for Retirement Questions

May 21, 2013 Finances

Saving for retirement: When should you start? How much will you need? What plans are available? Retirement is on the horizon and if you haven’t already started, now is the time to start saving. A 2011 Statistics Canada survey shows most people are saving four percent of their disposable income. This may not be enough […]

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Canadian Seniors’ Home Expenses Assistance

March 7, 2013 Finances
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Several Canadian provinces and territories are helping seniors to live healthy and independent lives through the help of tax credits and grants for a range of home improvements, modifications and other expenses. Depending on what province you live in, you may be eligible to claim up to $10,000 for home renovations on your tax return, and get […]

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How to Senior Proof Your Home

February 18, 2013 Housing

By Eric Woolf Through my work with a senior home care agency, I have become more aware of the struggles our elders have. All too often, I hear of our elders fallen down, breaking a bone, or sometimes a much more severe accident will happen. So I think it’s important to focus attention on safety in […]

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Retirement Home Romance: Love in Later Years

February 11, 2013 Relationships
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By Brian O’Grady for Comfort Life, a division of Our Kids Media  How common is romance among seniors? According to the 2001 Canadian Sexual Health Survey, more than 92 per cent of respondents said sex is an important part of life – and responses from men and women were about the same. The percentage declined […]

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Keeping the Spark Alive in Mature Relationships

February 7, 2013 Relationships
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By Jeanie Keogh “Will you still need me, will you still feed me” is a catchy and apt rhyming couplet. But Paul McCartney – who was 16 when he penned the lyrics – had no idea about mature love after spending a lifetime with someone. Perhaps the only thing more enticing than the illusive fountain […]

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Coping With Moving From Your Own Home To A Retirement Community

January 5, 2013 Housing

When you are thinking of moving to a retirement community, coping with the transition can be overwhelming, especially if you have lived on your own for the majority of your adult life. Coping with the move from your own home to a retirement home is not always simple, especially if you have reservations about leaving […]

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Paradise Lost – Why Traditional Tax Havens Don’t Work

October 30, 2012 Finances
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 By Robert Keats If I have learned anything from my many years of providing financial advice to families of all types, sizes and levels of wealth, it is that lifestyle and family needs to trump tax planning nearly every single time. Once people get to a certain level of wealth (that level of wealth is […]

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Grandparenting Quotes

September 9, 2012 Relationships
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A collection of grandparenting quotes and images in honor of Grandparents Day 2012. If you’d like to use these pictures you can copy and paste the html text under the pictures. Click here more details on using and resizing these photos. Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out […]

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