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In My Early Days . . .

In my early days of being an Accredited Senior Agent I was challenged with a newly Widowed senior.  Our relationship was slow as she had indicated she couldn’t remain in her 4 bedroom house alone but the recent passing of

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My 90-yr Olds’

Another story in our series on the experiences of the Master-ASA’s . . . My 90 year olds! Having been introduced to a couple in their early 90’s they were faced with the need to relocate to a retirement community

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Canada’s luxury home market driven by baby boom generation

The baby boom generation continues to wield strong influence in Canada’s luxury housing market, both by contributing to down payments for their children and by trading up to more expensive homes, according to a report from Sotheby’s. There are 9.6

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Master-ASA Marion Goard shares her most recent experiences . . .

This is the first in an ongoing series of stories written by the Master-ASA’s, sharing stories of their experiences to illustrate the sort of valuable contributions to YOUR late-in-life transition. There’s been a similarity with a few of my most

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Boomers & Seniors : More Are Not Only Living Green, But Eating Green

From MediaPost . . . Many Boomers and seniors grew up being told, “No dessert until you’ve finished your vegetables.” That parental pronouncement led to spinach hidden in napkins, broccoli smuggled to the dog, and, for some, a lifelong aversion

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ARE YOU PROTECTED?

In this writer’s work, teaching professionals the nuances of working with seniors, one of the questions asked in class is ‘Have you been an executor?’. As you might expect, many have been, yet very few were aware of the personal

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Baby boomers are getting increasingly antsy about the availability and quality of health care as they age.

That is the message that emerges from a new poll, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association. The survey of Canadians aged 45-plus shows that 78 per cent of them are worried that they will not be able to access necessary

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Stuck in the Middle: Sandwich Generation Short $560,000 for Retirement

As a member of what is known as the ‘Double-Decker Sandwich Generation’, with both a parent and a child relying on this writer for support, we certainly can feel this ‘pinch’. Are you feeling the pinch? How does it show

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44% of Boomers Express Concern About Outliving Their Retirement Savings: Scotiabank Retirement Study

How prepared are YOU? TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – June 24, 2014) – Boomers expect to be more active and healthier than their parents in retirement Gerontology expert says financial health a key to successful aging According to a new Scotiabank study,

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Financial literacy leaders target seniors in first undertaking

It’s been a long time coming. Five years ago, during the midst of the financial crisis, the federal government introduced a new Task Force on Financial Literacy which recommended “urgent action on a national strategy to strengthen financial literacy.” This

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