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Retirement Myths and Realities

Silent Partners: Majority of Canadian boomers have not discussed retirement with their spouses or partners, RBC poll finds Genders have vastly different ideas about how to spend their post-career years TORONTO, July 16, 2014 –  More than two-thirds (68 per cent)

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What’s Done is Done?

We are asked so often by older homeowners about the matter of adding their adult kids to the title of their property, and we advise that there can be many pitfalls. Pior to taking an action such as this, it

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5 Foods That Fight Senior Insomnia

A good night’s sleep is one of the keys to more energy and better health. If you can’t fall asleep, or stay asleep – sleep deprivation can lead to physical and mental health issues such as dementia, sundowning and Alzheimer’s

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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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Are We There Yet? Waiting for an Inheritance

Do you wonder why many seniors are reluctant to discuss estate planning with their children? There is the obvious awkwardness of talking about death but also the potential for financial vulnerability. A recent Ipsos Reid survey, commissioned by HomEquity Bank,

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Two-thirds of Canadians waiting on inheritance to fund retirement

What is striking to this writer is the comment that 94% of those expecting an inheritance are willing to give up half of it to fund their parent’s retirement. That leaves me shaking my head – should they not be

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Social isolation a terrible threat for Canada’s seniors

Ottawa, Canada, April 23, 2014 – Social isolation is on the rise in Canada according to a new report by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. Growing old alone: The rise of social isolation as Canada ages looks at

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Seniors vulnerable to scam artists

While a recent RCMP study determined that it is the 55 to 65 year old population that falls prey to these scams most often, our seniors are indeed very vulnerable. We have to wonder if seniors are more likely to

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Seniors Shared Housing Brings Emotional and Economical Gain

While this article is from a 2011 issue of Zoomer magazine, the co-housing initiative is alive and well in Ontario. In fact, there was a feature article on it in the May 2014 issue of Zoomer (page 88). The Society

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Driving Us, ….Around the Corner

From All About Estates blog, this article hits home with many of us who have elderly parents who worry about their driving tests – for this writer, it gives me a sense of relief that maybe my elderly mother will

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