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Word Nerd: Orange you glad it’s not called red?
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Word Nerd: Orange you glad it’s not called red?

Dedicated readers of the Word Nerd column might remember that five years ago I explained that, lexicographically, at least, there is no debate that the egg preceded the chicken.

Financial Fitness: What do low oil prices mean for investors?
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Financial Fitness: What do low oil prices mean for investors?

As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that lower oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is less expensive, is that good for you as an investor?

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Generations Foundation: Our precious assets

Children are our most precious assets. Little did we realize, before the days of broader knowledge, that we could mold a child’s future even in the womb.

Let’s Talk About It: Sibling relationships change as parents lose capacity
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Let’s Talk About It: Sibling relationships change as parents lose capacity

As a parent moves into a world of dementia with increasing care needs, children will often react differently.

Some people consider euthanasia because they don’t want to become a burden. (Photo courtesy of stock.xchng)
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Legal Ease: Taking stock of end-of-life care

Until recently, it was a crime in Canada to assist others in ending their lives. Those grievously and irremediably ill and in pain could not seek a physician’s assistance in dying. A person facing this prospect had two options: take his own life prematurely, often by violent or dangerous means, or suffer until death occurred from natural causes.

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Flavour Guy: Creative cooking when the child moves out

I am looking for a new word, something positive for the emotional state parents feel when a child moves out.

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Let’s Talk About It: Choosing a residence for people living with Alzheimer’s

There are 230 certified private residences in Montreal listed on the Santé et Services sociaux du Québec website, making your search for an appropriate residence seemingly endless.

Loyal Generations Foundation supporters: 
Mary Ancliffe and Fred Griffith with Adrian Bercovici (centre).
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Generations Foundation: Alleviating child poverty from the basement up

In 1999, Generations became a beacon of hope when it responded to a request from St. Gabriel Elementary School’s principal to provide hot meals for his hungry students.

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Digital Whyzdom: Traveling with your iPhone

How to get around with your trusty and smart digital companion.

Financial Fitness: RRSP or TFSA: Which is the best option?
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Financial Fitness: RRSP or TFSA: Which is the best option?

If you have some extra cash available, let’s summarize the pros and cons of each option.