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Financial Fitness: New Year (Financial) Resolutions
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Financial Fitness: New Year (Financial) Resolutions

We’re about to open the door to 2017, so you might be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. What’s on your list this year?

Walk cautiously in the snow! An even better idea: Stay indoors.
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Legal Ease: Who’s responsible for those nasty winter falls?

Winter is upon us and it can be easy to fall down. We may blame someone else for the condition of their property but sometimes it is our own fault for not wearing appropriate footwear or not looking where we are going. In other words there may be contributory negligence […]

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Legal Ease: When the house we live in ceases to be our home

The landlord provides the premises and we, the tenant, pay the rent. It seems simple but it isn’t always so.

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Let’s Talk About It: Holding onto family history

When we’re young we want to forge a new identity and separate ourselves from our parents and their possessions; when we’re older we want to reclaim them.

Natalie Bercovici (far left) and volunteers prepare gifts for needy children. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)
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Financial Fitness: Everyone benefits from charitable gifts

As long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax benefits.

So the Treasure was Divided: pirates dividing their loot. The oil painting, which the illustration was of, was sold in 1905, and is currently part of the Delaware Art Museum's collection.
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Word Nerd: Politics plunders words from military, religion, even pirates

The language of politics has borrowed from other disciplines.

Legal Ease: Let’s compare 1986 with 2016
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Legal Ease: Let’s compare 1986 with 2016

Brian Mulroney was prime minister and Robert Bourassa was premier of Quebec. The U.S. president was Ronald W. Reagan; his VP was George Bush Senior.

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Howard Richler on being nerdy with words in The Senior Times

Writing for The Senior Times for the last ten years has given me an opportunity to explore some of my favourite language themes.

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Financial Fitness: Balanced portfolio still important for retirees

By spreading your investment dollars, you can give yourself more opportunities for success while reducing the impact of volatility on your portfolio.

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Flavour Guy Barry Lazar reflects on his life and the Times

My pen in hand, my hat askew, / and the interviewee asks, who are you?