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Financial Fitness: Three ways to use life insurance for charitable giving

Using life insurance for charitable giving can be an effective strategy to help you support registered charities of your choice.

Let’s Talk About It: What of the orphaned elderly?
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Let’s Talk About It: What of the orphaned elderly?

Who looks out for seniors who have no family or friends to look out for them? A recent story that went viral caught my attention.

Word Nerd: English is flooded with words from away
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Word Nerd: English is flooded with words from away

Alas, because language is in a constant state of flux, a lexicographer’s work is never done. The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), replete with 414,825 words, was completed in 1928 and ceremonial presentations were made to President Calvin Coolidge and His Majesty King George V. Supplements ensued […]

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Legal Ease: Legal status would safeguard family caregivers

There are those among us with chronic illnesses, special health needs, reduced functionality, dependence and lack of autonomy.

Let’s Talk About It: Watch out for your loved ones
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Let’s Talk About It: Watch out for your loved ones

After a recent hospital stay, my mother, who lives alone, was sent to a government-subsidized residence to convalesce. It sounded like a good plan. But sharing a room?

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Financial Fitness: Strategize for comfort

To retire comfortably, you need to save and invest regularly using an effective savings and investment strategy.

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Flavour Guy: The inner, growling battle – to eat or not to eat

The theme of this issue is “fight the good fight and support the underdog.” Of course, underdog makes the Flavourguy think about what is under the dog – sauerkraut works, some ballpark mustard, relish on top.

Generations Foundation: Hold fast to your dreams
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Generations Foundation: Hold fast to your dreams

You should never give up on yourself or on anyone else, just because it’s convenient.

Word Nerd: Expressions we love to hate
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Word Nerd: Expressions we love to hate

Think outside the box. The tip of the iceberg. At the end of the day …

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Legal Ease: Relatively speaking, be certain you have a clear mandate

A mandate is a contract by which a person, the mandator, gives power to another person, the mandatary, to represent him. This contract is called a power of attorney.