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Retirement Planning Is Not Just About the Numbers

Retirement Planning Is Not Just About the Numbers

It seems strange to talk about an end to summer when the weather this year didn’t really feel like summer. However, as the sun starts to set earlier in the day many of us will use the quieter days to think about what it will be like when the sun sets on our career.  Sadly,

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Tax Planning for Retirees

September always feels like a time of new beginnings and some folks take time as the days cool to consider their year-end tax planning. Retirees should examine their year-to-date income and consider whether they should take more or less funds from their registered savings accounts (RRSPs and RRIFs). A few basic reminders: (1) In the

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Small Business Ideas for Extra Income During Retirement

Many individuals who face their retirement years do not feel ready to spend their days golfing or playing card games. Many people need the stimulation of being among the public with specific tasks that provide challenge and a sense of accomplishment. Here are five small businesses you can start that will keep bodies and minds

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Those Were The Days “Good Times, Bad Times”

For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to be given the privilege and opportunity to write some of my memories for various newspapers. Since I was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, many of my most vivid recollections come from my experiences in that city. I was eleven years old when World War

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Dreaming of the Future at Summit Terrace….

Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, your will find Summit Terrace… just two blocks north of Lansdowne St., providing easy access to the Wellness Centre, Kawartha Golf & Country Club, Lansdowne St shops, and restaurants, as well as the airport and Hwy 115. Imagine being so close to such a wide variety of destinations within

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The Regency of Lakefield – Enjoying Life to the Fullest

In cottage country the beauty of nature is right at your fingertips. We take pride in our quaint and hospitable small towns, the culture and friendly people. You can look out your window and see lush trees and a generous variety of wildlife. When retiring, many look for a change of pace, a slowing of

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Thanksgiving Traditions

The leaves are already beginning to turn to beautiful oranges and reds, which means fall is coming and so is Thanksgiving. For many people with cottages, spending Thanksgiving at the lake, surrounded with the crisp smells of autumn is the marker of another full season coming to a close. Thanksgiving became an official Canadian holiday

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Taking Cottage Country for Granted

It’s easy to do, you’ve lived here for years, you get so caught up in your busy day to day activities, and you miss the beauty that is all around you. As a kid/teen I never understood why my cousins would get so excited to come for a visit, they were always thrilled when we

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