Retirement Issues

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

September 7, 2012 Relationships
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By Jeanie Keogh Giving out contraband candies to your grandchildren when their parents aren’t looking, or secretly letting them stay up late are a few of the guilty pleasures of grandparenting. But as much as grandparents might love their grandchildren, they probably wouldn’t choose to raise them. And yet as of 2001, 56,700 grandparents were raising […]

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Relationship Tips for Long-Term Couples

July 13, 2012 Relationships
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Not even counselling could save a pair of tortoises’ 115-year-long relationship. Find out what lessons we can learn about long-term relationships from Relationship Expert, Kim Leatherdale.

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How to Spot & Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 15, 2012 Retirement Psychology
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By Jeanie Keogh World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15thprovides the opportunity for individuals, organizations, communities and governments to recognize and build awareness that many older people experience abuse or neglect. In Saul Bellow’s book Mr. Sammler’s Planet, an elderly Mr. Sammler witnesses a pickpocket in action on a New York City bus. Being frail, […]

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How Safe Are Your Parents from Elder Financial Abuse?

May 15, 2012 Finances
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Elder or senior financial abuse is unfortunately common and anyone can fall for it. Are you aware of the latest scams you need to protect yourself and parents from? Learn how to safeguard your parents’ and your own investments. It’s not just strangers who abuse seniors, family members and trusted helpers can use their connection to unduly influence financial decisions.

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Are you Neglecting Your Mental Health?

April 20, 2012 Retirement Psychology
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It’s important not to neglect your mental health and overall well-being. Just like you need to exercise regularly you can use these strategies to boost our your overall well-being and nurture your mental health.

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How Smiling Can Make You Feel Better

March 27, 2012 Relationships
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By Kim Leatherdale Have you ever noticed the expressions on the people around you?  Check out people in their unguarded moments and seen what expressions they wear.  How about what your face looks like at rest? I have been paying attention to people’s faces recently, and it has been a great experience.  I noticed what […]

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Successful Investing Starts with the A,B,Cs

March 13, 2012 Finances
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By Heather Compton Successful Investing – Begin at the Beginning Particularly at this time of year as investors are wondering how to invest recent RRSP contributions I am asked for suggestions.  Some are certain there is a “magic bean” that will revive portfolios that have lagged their expectations. When I, in turn, ask some basic […]

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Do You Qualify for the Disablity Tax Credit?

February 27, 2012 Finances
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The Disability Tax Credit is often overlooked and not claimed by individuals who could save over $1,000 if eligible. Find out who qualifies for the disability tax credit and how to claim the credit. If you have issues in two or more areas then the cumulative total of your smaller challenges may actually add up to a disability as defined by Canada Revenue Agency.

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How to Be Happy in Yourself and Your Relationship

February 17, 2012 Retirement Psychology
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By Kim Leatherdale What makes one person happy and productive while another is unhappy and frustrated?  Duke University did a study on “peace of mind” a few years back and found nine factors that contributed to emotional and mental stability. 9 Factors that Contribute to Emotional and Mental Stability An absence of suspicion and resentment.  […]

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New Year, New Financial Resolutions

January 31, 2012 Finances
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By Heather Compton New Year…New Resolve Presents are opened, holiday traditions honoured and the cookies devoured. Once again we find ourselves at the end of another holiday season, and turning our attention to the future and our intentions for a bright and prosperous new year. Every year millions of us put pen to paper writing […]

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