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Financial Fitness: Estate executor plays difficult and crucial role
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Financial Fitness: Estate executor plays difficult and crucial role

Someday your mother, other family member or friend may ask you to be the executor of their estate, or you may ask someone to be one for you. Before you take on the role, or assign it, be sure you know what it will entail.

Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers
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Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers

The interactions between the members of the “mothers group” and children can be simple or complicated, friendly or acrimonious, close or estranged.

The Word Nerd: Feminist organized first Mother’s Day in 1908
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The Word Nerd: Feminist organized first Mother’s Day in 1908

Thanks to the efforts of American Ann Jarvis, Mother’s Day began as a way of honouring the sacrifices Mothers made for their children.

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Let’s Talk About It: Remembering a wonderful Nanny in her prime

My grandmother always had a unique personality. Nanny was not the kind of grandmother to bake cookies and cook dinners. Dining out and shopping were more her thing.

Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?
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Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?

At the market there are no more live chicken men. Well, of course, the men and women at the market are alive, but real poultry purveyors are as rare as the milkman in a horse-drawn wagon.

Financial Fitness: Protect yourself against monetary disasters
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Financial Fitness: Protect yourself against monetary disasters

It’s not something anyone wants to think about, much less discuss, but your financial strategy needs to protect the assets and lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to create.

The Word Nerd: Deconstructing austerity, which once meant stormy weather
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The Word Nerd: Deconstructing austerity, which once meant stormy weather

Austerity — a much despised term. Judging by the manner the word is ejaculated by some people, you’d get the impression ‘austerity’ represents a form of financial waterboarding.

Legal Ease: Quebec Highway Safety Code requires updates
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Legal Ease: Quebec Highway Safety Code requires updates

Whether we walk, drive or cycle, common sense requires that we exercise prudence and that we yield our right of way so as to protect the most vulnerable and minimize damage.

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Let’s Talk About It: Think before you move homes

After your children have moved out of the family home, your next move might be downsizing to a condo or an apartment.

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Generations Foundation: Sharing the love in our neighbourhoods

Generations Foundation is often invited to join schools and community centers to break bread.