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The 3 Phases Of Retirement: Go-Go, Slow-Go, No-Go

How much money will you need after you retire? Likely less than you might think. That’s from an article in the Financial Times. People tend to spend more immediately after retiring as they check items off their bucket lists. Those

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Robert Redford Confirms He Plans To Retire From Acting

81 year old legendary actor Robert Redford has confirmed he is retiring from the world of acting following his upcoming movie, The Old Man & The Gun. He was recently quoted as saying; “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded

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Health Challenges Prompt An Earlier-Than-Planned Retirement For Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers has cancelled the remaining 2018 dates of his farewell tour as he battles “a series of health challenges”. Kenny initially cancelled concerts in North Carolina and Pennsylvania set for May, but now he’s been advised by doctors to

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Paul Simon Announces His Retirement From Touring

Less than a week after Elton John announced his retirement from touring in three years, Paul Simon has decided to throw in the touring towel too. Paul took to social media Monday to say his upcoming tour will be his

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First Neil Now Elton Too

What a week it’s been.  First Neil Diamond announces his retirement earlier this week due to the onset of Parkinson’s disease after 50 years on the road. And just yesterday, after another half century on the road, Elton John has

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Elton John To Play Ottawa On September 28th

Bittersweet news… Elton John has announced plans to retire from touring in 3 years, at the conclusion of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour”. The tour will start in September and consist of 300 shows in North America, Europe, Asia,

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End Of An Era As Peter Mansbridge Departs ‘The National’

Peter Mansbridge doesn’t want to make a fuss about leaving the anchor’s chair at CBC’s “The National.” It’s been nearly a year since he told viewers he planned to retire. That will happen this weekend. He’ll deliver his final broadcast

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Redwoods Retirement Residence Strawberry Social

Redwoods Retirement Residence will be having a Strawberry Social Thursday June 22nd and they’re inviting you to drop in,say hi!   Nida and the Jewel Crew will be live on location from 12pm-4pm along with everything that Redwoods has to offer for

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Peter Mansbridge Retiring From “The National”

Veteran CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge announced Monday night that his last day on The National will be next summer.The network says Mansbridge will retire from the helm of its flagship news program after anchoring special Canada Day coverage next

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Changes Coming To CPP

Canadians will soon be paying higher pension premiums in order to receive more in retirement after an agreement was reached in Vancouver yesterday between Canada’s finance ministers. A typical worker earning about 55 thousand dollars a year will start paying

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Boushey’s Fruit Market On Elgin To Close On July 31st

I was a little shocked to hear that Boushey’s is closing its doors after 70 years on Elgin Street. I’ve been going there since the mid 80s, when I first moved to Ottawa. July 31st will be the last day

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“60 Minutes” Pays Tribute To Morley Safer

Been a Sunday evening tradition in our house for years.  We’ve always enjoyed the newsmagazine show“60 Minutes”, which remains a popular show even after almost half a century.  Now one of the fixtures on the show has retired.  Morley Safer has been

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A Few Extra Years Of Work May Add A Few More Years To Your Life

Dreaming of an early retirement? You might want to re-think that, or better still, don’t completely retire. It appears that healthy people who work well into their golden years may have a lower overall mortality risk than those who quit

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