Tag Archives: Baby boomers

Time Passing By

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor Two years have passed since my last blog at this site. I reflect and remember my exploration of my inner desires to find my creative purpose in this world with retirement fresh. I have made several … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial Senior

Retirement used to be about a time when we look forward to enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle after decades of slogging away in the workforce. It was envisioned by many retirees as a time to enjoy a life of independence, … Continue reading

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Deferred Pension Benefits – Who Really Benefits?

The changes to pension benefits proposed  by the Harper government have left many of us with a troubling  question – “Who really benefits from these changes?” According to the proposed legislation, the purpose of these changes is to put OAS … Continue reading

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Transition from full-time work to retirement

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor How does one transition from working full-time to retirement? This is a question I pondered in the months preceding my own retirement. We feel we are working out of necessity when we are working fulltime … Continue reading

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The Stinky Side of 50!

Special contribution by Francine Van The details we were never told, and now I know why………. We join the golden movement with hope and optimism of new futures to come.  We believe there will be less worries, more freedom, obligations … Continue reading

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OAS Benefit – Are pensioners better off with indexation or tax reduction?

The most recent quarterly revision of OAS and GIS benefits means that pensioners will receive an increase of 0.3 percent per month this quarter. According to the HRSDC publication Just the Facts – Pensions, Benefits and Seniors: Old Age Security benefits, … Continue reading

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