The Second Time Around Help My Parent is Dating

The Second Time Around: Help, My Parent is Dating!

Given the rising rates of life expectancy and divorce, ‘till death do us part’ is no longer guaranteed. Romance among seniors is a growing phenomenon – and a cause of joy, worry and conflict among adult children. We’re happy for our parents, but unsure of what to expect, and anxious to protect them from damage to their heart – or their chequebook. Here are a few tips for families in this situation, and a few facts everyone should keep in mind.

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Designing the right Monthly Income Portfolio

Designing the Right Monthly Income Portfolio

you might feel you can’t invest in bonds because rates could rise and, on the other hand you may feel inclined to sell your existing fixed income portfolio because bond values could drop. So then, where do you even begin to invest and produce investment income? It can be confusing because there are so many options out there as well as many differing opinions on how to invest. It also makes you wonder who has the right advice and the best solution for your own portfolio. In my view, the answer or solution doesn’t lie in where specifically to invest but it really comes down to intelligent diversification.

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Retirement is in the Eye of the Beholder

Retirement is in the Eye of the Beholder

Age 70 is now the new 60 and age 60 is now the new 50, as some may have phrased it. Whatever the reason, people are just not prepared financially or mentally for the challenges that come when you achieve the age 60 hurdle. Here are some really easy steps to take charge of your financial objectives whether you’re in retirement or approaching it……..

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Downsizing by the book

There’s no question, we love our books. They are like old friends that sit on our shelves and remind us of other times in our lives when we read them. It’s why we find it so hard to part with them. Yes, books fill our lives with wonderful experiences, but they also fill up our homes too. So if you want to downsize or are thinking of moving in a year or in ten years, it is a good idea to start paring down your collection. Spend 15 minutes …

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Seller Beware When Selling Family Valuables

‘Seller Beware?’ Did I get that wrong? Isn’t the usual phrase ‘Buyer Beware’, referring to pitfalls facing buyers of big-ticket purchases, like a house or car? Yes, of course. But when it comes to selling family heirlooms, paintings, even gold jewellery, it’s the sellers, not the buyers, that should watch for pitfalls.

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Buyer unaware of Orangeville home’s grim history, abandons sale

Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling . . . Buyer beware

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Divorce among Baby Boomer and Seniors

Divorce among Baby Boomer and Seniors is becoming more and more common. This advice, written in the first person is my take on what to avoid when you are faced with the unfortunate circumstance of divorce.

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