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If you are about to retire, or have already retired, you may be feeling like things are changing far too quickly.

There is a great deal of information out there on every topic under the sun. You can't read it all.

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Mar 12, 2018

Small Business Marketing Plans

Beat 80% of your competition when you understand small business marketing plans. Well, understanding is a start. You also have to create your own plan.

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Nov 08, 2017

Retirement Financial Planning

Facing retirement? Financial planning gives a sense of security now and a secure financial future as you age. Why boomers need to plan -- NOW!

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Mar 01, 2017

Anything can be a bucket-list wish

Going to jail may not be the most common item on a bucket list, but one senior in the Netherlands got her wish.

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Mar 01, 2017

Interracial Marriage of 72 years going strong

Strong marriages take strong people. Trudy and Barclay Patoir make one couple proving this every day for 72 years of marriage, 70 of them in the same house.

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Feb 28, 2017

Retire in the Okanagan

Retire in the okanagan to enjoy the outdoors. The sunny Okanagan region offers recreation of all kinds.

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Feb 06, 2017

Spitfire pilot turns 100

Seniors provide perspective just by being here. Those who are 100 or more lived through two world wars; the rise, the stumble, and the current state of communism; the Great Depression; the Edwardian era; the age of the automobile; and the digital revolution. Worthy of recognition just for making it through the changes.

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Dec 08, 2016

The World's Oldest Person Turns 117

The last person officially living who was born in the 1800s is now 117 years old.

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Sep 08, 2016

83-year old nurse still going strong

This 83-year-old nurse is still working and loving it! We don't all want to retire.

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Apr 12, 2016

What will the grandchildren say?

I imagine the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the marking of this 100th birthday will be talking about life's possibilities for the rest of their lives.

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Jan 14, 2016

Dementia sufferer reunites with band members

Do read this feel-good story about an elderly man's response to being united with former band-mates.

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Nov 06, 2015

What will your job be when you are 100?

Futurists believe some of us alive now will live to 120. If so, what jobs could we have at 100?

Worth thinking about...

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Nov 05, 2015

Three Volunteer Opportunities

Take advantage of volunteer opportunities to enrich your community and your own life.

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Nov 05, 2015

Senior Drives Tractor for Charity

I think you'll be surprised by who the driver is.

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Aug 05, 2015

Honoring His Wife

Do take time to watch the video of this elderly gentleman who chose a most unusual way to honor his wife.

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Jul 28, 2015

Raising hospice money at 101

I bow before this woman's spirit.

She shows what we can do if only we try.

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Jun 16, 2015


A timeshare offers a purchaser or renter the option of owning a piece of the dream. Is this vacation style for you? What are the pros and cons of spending your money to share property?

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Jun 16, 2015

Timeshare Exchange Companies

Choose the best timeshare exchange company to meet your personal retirement needs.

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Jun 03, 2015

TV and Longevity

At least one senior believes her lack of TV-watching is the secret of her long life.

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Apr 13, 2015

Healthy Aging

Learn healthy aging principles that slow dementia and make retirement more satisfying.

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Jan 26, 2015

Free Download of micro-home plans

The ultimate in downsizing...

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Jan 13, 2015

Common Retirement Investment Options

Retirement options for Americans include 401K, IRA, and Roth IRA. Learn the differences and the pros and cons.

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Jan 01, 2015

Retired at 90

There was a time when I thought this might be me. Instead, I retired early to care for my mother. Each of us has his or her own path. I salute those who continue to work for the love of the job for as long as possible.

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Apr 21, 2014

Barmaid at 103

When I read stories like this one of a barmaid in Britain who is 103, I am in awe. This is great if a person wants to work. My heart goes out to those seniors for whom work is necessary but a physical hardship.

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Apr 09, 2014

Your Best Home Based Business Opportunity

Just which is the best home based business opportunity to support your retirement? Which factors matter most to you as you start a new enterprise? Consider this list.

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Mar 06, 2014

Age is no barrier

Seniors make a big difference to the world around them.

But then we already knew that, didn't we?

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May 16, 2012

Volunteer Service -- A Living Library

Learn about a unique volunteer service for senior experts: becoming part of a living library. Douglas College loans human experts as well as books.

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May 16, 2012

Retire on Gozo

Join those who choose to retire on Gozo in the Mediterranean. Read the views of a current resident.

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Apr 30, 2012

Retire in Malaga, Spain

Retire in Malaga, Spain where the sun shines enough to satisfy anyone.

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Apr 28, 2012

How To Retire Debt Free

Use six tips to retire debt free and relax in your declining years.

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Apr 26, 2012

Best Place To Retire

Wondering about the best place to retire or have a secret spot you'd like to share? Insider information on where to retire and why each spot is so great.

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