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  • Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista, watches his two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
    4 ways retirement is like baseball US News

    While watching the season opener for the San Francisco Giants, it dawned on me how planning for retirement is in many ways similar to the great American pastime. Despite our best preparation, it is conceivable …

    Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista, watches his two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    While watching the season opener for the San Francisco Giants, it dawned on me how planning for retirement is in many ways similar to the great American pastime. Despite our best preparation, it is conceivable we may strike out a few times before we get a hit.

  • A 238 Square Foot Retirement Home?
    Q & A: Do you need to own a home in retirement? Yahoo Finance

    Do you really need to own a home when you retire?

    A 238 Square Foot Retirement Home?

    Do you really need to own a home when you retire?

  • A retired woman uses a cane as she takes a walk in Enghien-les-Bains
    Lower earnings, longevity put Canadian women at risk for ‘bag lady syndrome’ Pay Day

    Forget wrinkles and sagging skin, running out of money in retirement is one of the biggest fears working women have these days, and it’s not completely irrational, experts say. “Women of all economic …

    A retired woman uses a cane as she takes a walk in Enghien-les-Bains

    Forget wrinkles and sagging skin, running out of money in retirement is one of the biggest fears working women have these days, and it’s not completely irrational, experts say. “Women of all economic walks of life have a shared fear – and that’s the fear running out of money,” says Caroline Dabu, vice president and head …

  • Tales of early retirement: the path three people took US News

    Early retirement comes in many forms, with different aspirations and circumstances. Here are three stories of early retirement. Richard Detrich never expected to retire. Detrich and his wife, who worked …

    Dream retirement: How this couple built a treetop village in Costa Rica

    Early retirement comes in many forms, with different aspirations and circumstances. Here are three stories of early retirement. Richard Detrich never expected to retire. Detrich and his wife, who worked for the county health department, owned a nice house overlooking the water in Ventura, California.

  • Off-the-grid float house is 'perfect choice', say retired B.C. couple CBC

    Land prices can be astronomically high in many parts of Canada, but they're not a problem for a B.C. couple who have chosen to leave terrestrial living behind — in favour of a floating cabin east of Powell River. …

    Off-the-grid float house is 'perfect choice', say retired B.C. couple

    Land prices can be astronomically high in many parts of Canada, but they're not a problem for a B.C. couple who have chosen to leave terrestrial living behind — in favour of a floating cabin east of Powell River. The cabin is next to a cliff and is tethered to shore by a cable.

  • 7 habits of highly effective retirement savers CNBC

    A new survey examines what people who are most prepared to retire do differently than the rest of us.

    Nest egg

    A new survey examines what people who are most prepared to retire do differently than the rest of us.

  • Health of defined benefit pension plans hurt by falling interest rates The Canadian Press

    TORONTO - Aon Hewitt says the health of Canadian defined benefit pension plans has continued to decline this year due to falling long-term interest rates that have driven up plan liabilities.

    A retired couple sits on a bench in Enghien-les-Bains

    TORONTO - Aon Hewitt says the health of Canadian defined benefit pension plans has continued to decline this year due to falling long-term interest rates that have driven up plan liabilities.

  • Where retirees want to live now US News

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to …

    Nova Scotia snowbirds can now bask in the heat for an extra month without risking losing their health coverage.

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to work or have family obligations. According to a U.S. Census Bureau update released last week, the fastest growing metropolitan …

  • Senior-friendly homes require changes: reno expert CBC

    Many Canadians would like to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes aren't built to be senior-friendly, says renovation columnist Jorge Rodrigues. "Certainly [there are] bathrooms that are too …

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    Many Canadians would like to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes aren't built to be senior-friendly, says renovation columnist Jorge Rodrigues. "Certainly [there are] bathrooms that are too small, doorways that are too narrow, and simple things even, like door knobs instead of levers — if a person's got arthritis, …

  • The joy of part-time retirement US News

    Retirement for most of us is about getting away from the working world and refocusing our efforts on doing what we really want. Since this will be our first time at it, I am sure there will be adjustments …

    Older workers

    Retirement for most of us is about getting away from the working world and refocusing our efforts on doing what we really want. Since this will be our first time at it, I am sure there will be adjustments along the way.

  • How lower back pain relates to retiring comfortably US News

    I broke my back last Thursday. I'll feel fine in a week or two, but I'm currently on bed rest. The good news is that being in pain reminded me of so many nuggets of wisdom on the road to retiring comfortably …

    Acetaminophen Doesn't Reduce Lower-Back Pain, Study Suggests

    I broke my back last Thursday. I'll feel fine in a week or two, but I'm currently on bed rest. The good news is that being in pain reminded me of so many nuggets of wisdom on the road to retiring comfortably ...

  • Retirement homes: 5 things to ask before the big move CBC

    Prospective residents of retirement home units can manage to avoid troublesome surprises by taking the time to understand the fine print of their multipage contracts. People need to understand how important …

    File photo shows the hands of a pensioner during an afternoon nap at a residential home in Eichenau

    Prospective residents of retirement home units can manage to avoid troublesome surprises by taking the time to understand the fine print of their multipage contracts. People need to understand how important choosing a retirement home is, says David Harvey, Alzheimer Society of Ontario's chief public policy and programs …

  • 5 money moves to help you retire sooner Credit.com

    Some smart planning and sacrifice now can pay off big later, when you're ready to retire . . . and may help you be prepared sooner than you think!

    How to Give Your Retirement Plan a Big Payoff

    Some smart planning and sacrifice now can pay off big later, when you're ready to retire . . . and may help you be prepared sooner than you think!

  • Retirement Concepts is under fire from relatives forced to pay $1,000 monthly fees long after their loved ones have died

  • A new report ranks the outlook for retirees in 150 countries, looking at criteria such as access to health care, life expectancy, unemployment, income equality, tax burden, and other factors. These countries are the bottom ten.

  • 5 things you need to retire early and comfortably US News

    While you certainly need a substantial nest egg to retire early, those who are happy in early retirement usually share a few common traits. A retirement job can be a last resort that actually isn't that …

    Want to retire early? Save this every month

    While you certainly need a substantial nest egg to retire early, those who are happy in early retirement usually share a few common traits. A retirement job can be a last resort that actually isn't that bad, and it could even be fun if you find an ideal position.

  • Healthy retirement requires prep work, says expert CBC

    It can feel like a loss in routine and sense of identity, and when illness suddenly comes into the equation, retirement can feel more like a punishment than a blessing. "If you've got a mostly positive …

    Healthy retirement

    It can feel like a loss in routine and sense of identity, and when illness suddenly comes into the equation, retirement can feel more like a punishment than a blessing. "If you've got a mostly positive view of aging, that's going to go a long way," she told North By Northwest's Sheryl MacKay.

  • Retiring abroad can offer a more affordable health care and better quality of life, these are the to

  • Continuing to work in later life is a tough decision, but it might be the right thing. How do you decide whether to stay? Financial advisor Patricia Smith discusses. Photo: Getty

  • 5 ways to stay strong in retirement US News

    Since most people who retire at 65 can look forward to 20 or more years of retirement, we want to be healthy and strong enough to make the most of our second act. While we have no control over the genes …

    Pro tips on preparing for Baby Boomer retirement

    Since most people who retire at 65 can look forward to 20 or more years of retirement, we want to be healthy and strong enough to make the most of our second act. While we have no control over the genes we inherited or the unexpected circumstances we might encounter in retirement, we can still play a role in improving …