The KAA-boomer Quandary: Juggling Caregiving and Work

Working

A 2009 study by Investors Group found that one-third of Canadian KAA-boomers spend either time or money looking after their aging parents. Many of those boomers also work full time and that can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion that causes both caregiving and career to suffer. Careers suffer because caregiving responsibilities often interfere with […]

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Where the jobs are

Working

For many KAA-Boomers, looking for a job – whether by choice or not – can be a daunting experience. That’s because it’s probably been 10, 15, 20 or more years since they last had to pound the pavement in search of employment and, in that time, the world has changed. It’s no longer simply a […]

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Consulting Back to Your Employer

Working

Remember those hours late at night when you fantasized about chucking in your job, telling the boss where to go and heading off into the sunset? Well, hold your horses. Your present employer may be your ticket to independent consulting – and pay you more than you are currently receiving to boot. Makes you want […]

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Let the Sunshine in: The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Well-being

Want to strengthen your bones, thwart certain cancers, avoid multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, fight infection and live longer? Then let some sunshine into your life! An explosion of recent research has found that vitamin D, produced naturally by your body through exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, could greatly improve the quality – […]

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Expand knowledge and skills in retirement: go back to school

Lifestyle

Retirement sounds like an incredible lifestyle on the surface. Days on end with no obligations or major concerns, not having to fight traffic or punch a clock and being able to sleep in whenever you want certainly sounds wonderful. But what happens after you’ve been retired for a while? With many Canadians facing 10 or […]

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Staying active past 50: summer activities for KAA-Boomers

Well-being

Summer is here and your plans to shape up can be delayed no longer. But no worries. The warm weather will draw you outside, so you no longer have any excuses not to be more active!  The following four activities can be enjoyed at any level of fitness or age range. So get out there […]

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Working in a Virtual World

Working

There’s a quiet revolution happening in the business world. Thanks to a rapidly changing workforce and new technologies, employers and employees alike are rethinking the way work gets done. The congested morning traffic, the appropriate office attire, the nine-to-five grind in a small cubicle, the maddeningly slow evening commute home again – these are now […]

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Creating an Exercise Routine That Fits Your Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Exercise Some people thrive on it. Others cringe at the mere word. Then there are those of us who tolerate it so we can have our pie a la mode without too much guilt. Regardless of how we feel about it, it has to be a part of our daily life. So why — even […]

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Can you be an Entrepreneur?

Money

Many KAA-Boomers are drawn to the dream of creating their own business, but do you have what it takes to fly solo? Here are a few points to consider BEFORE you strike out on your own. Many KAA-Boomers are discovering their inner entrepreneur. After years of working for a wage, they find themselves listening to […]

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