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From our archives

June 2016
Message from the Editor
Share Your Expertise: Strengthening the Public Sector in Mongolia
Transition to retirement
Finding out about Your Past
February 2016
Message from the Editor
Work vs Leisure Survey
Transition to retirement: Part 1
Moving to a New Province in Retirement: Part 2
Importance of Public Sector Expertise and Volunteerism in International Development
The Many Benefits of Time Spent in Nature
October 2015
Message from the Editor
New Retirement Resources
Work vs Leisure: A Reader's Perspective
Social Isolation in Retirement
Moving to a New Province in Retirement: Part I
June 2015
Message from the Editor
SCHOOL’S OUT…COME AND SEE US!
“Work” versus Leisure
The Best Date to Retire
Planned Giving
March 2015
Message from the Editor
50th Edition Reader Survey: The Results
What’s with the name TFSA.....?
Of couples and retirement: failure: 25 %; success: 75 %!
Series:  Single in Retirement – Article 4
October 2014
Celebrating 50 Editions of Reflections!
A Springboard Toward A Happy Retirement
From RRSP to RIFF: From Savings to Spending
Series: Single in Retirement
Resources Reviewed: Cap sur la retraite
June 2014
Message from the Editor
CESO Volunteer Works to Bolster the Future of Belize’s Youth
How to Maximize your Cash Flow in Retirement
Volunteering at the Canadian Museum of Nature is only natural!
Series: Single in Retirement – Article 2
February 2014
Message from the Editor
Turning 65:  Better Alive than Dead!
Turning 65 Survey: The Results
New Series:  Single in Retirement
Changes to the Old Age Security (OAS) Program
October 2013
Message from the Editor
Turning 65: a Personal Account
Benefits and Discounts for Seniors
So…what do retirees do with their time anyway?
June 2013
Message from the Editor
Tracing Your Roots
How to Become a CESO Volunteer
Downsizing
Ancestry.ca
February 2013
Message from the Editor
Aging in Place
Become a CESO Volunteer
Debt in Retirement
Seniors’ Info Web Site .
October 2012
Message from the editor
Pre-Retirement Transition Leave
The Simple Life
The Elusive Empty Nest
Volunteering
June 2012
Message form the Editor
Finances: Before and After
Dr. Mike Evans' You Tube Video
Managing Your Health – Get a Dog
Retirement by Surprise
Changes to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP)
February 2012
Message from the Editor
Planning for the Future Pays Off
The Camino de Santiago
Avoiding Loneliness and Social Isolation in Retirement
Changes to the Quebec Pension Plan
October 2011
Message from the Editor
Developing Your Retirement Bucket List!
Real Retirees Speak Up
Having a Will
A Vacation Rental Site
June 2011
Message from the Editor
Lifelong Learning
Cooking Schools in the Ottawa Valley
Using the Canadian Retirement Income Calculator
A book on managing retirement income
February 2011
Message from the Editor
Depression in Retirement
Looking After Yourself as a Caregiver
Opting into CPP: Sooner or Later?
A French Retirement Planning Book and a Link to the CPP on Upcoming Changes.
October 2010
Message from the Editor
How We Wear Our Genes
Healthy and Fun Things to do for Free
Tips for the Treasure Hunter from an Obsessed Collector
A Blog, a French health book, and a book on how to prepare for the later years
June 2010
Message from the Editor
Upcoming Changes to the Canada Pension Plan
Keeping Fit in the Mature Years
Is Condo Living for You?
Old Drivers
February 2010
Message from the Editor
Alternative Medicine
Retirement Locales:  The Eastern Townships, Quebec
Leaving Work Well
Check out Happily Retired
October 2009
Message from the Editor
Improving Your Communication with People who have Alzheimer's
Retirement Locales: Perth, Ontario
Postponing Retirement
A Reader’s Recommendation: the Canadian Federation of University Women
Federal Retirees Make a Difference
June 2009
Message from the Editor
Communicating with your Doctor
Retirement Locales: Prince Edward County
The Facts about Life Insurance
Raising Children in Retirement
Three Useful Resources...
February 2009
Message from the Editor
The Retirement Savings Crunch
The National Association of Federal Retirees (FSNA)
Some New Retirement Guides
The Facts about Life Insurance
October 2008
Message from the Editor
Secrets to Good Estate Planning: Beneficiaries and Minimizing Probate
Retiring Together:
Highlights from our Survey: Do you Know Your Number?
RPI’s Half Day Seminar
The Facts about Life Insurance
Federal Retirees - Creating Hope, Changing Lives
June 2008
Message from the Editor
Secrets to Good Estate Planning: Wills and Beneficiaries
Seconds Please! Planning for Your Retirement
Navigating Separate Retirements
Relocation in Retirement
Two Useful Relocation Resources
March 2008
Message from the Editor
Secrets to Good Estate Planning: Wills and Beneficiaries
Health and Retirement
Do Marriages Survive Retirement?
Retirement Planning:  Go on a ‘Retreat’
Web Site Review
October 2007
Message from the Editor
Secrets of Good Estate Planning: Wills
Working in Retirement: The New Way
A Health Check List
Federal Retirees - Creating Hope, Changing Lives
Web Site Review:
June 2007
Message from the Editor
Secrets to Good Estate Planning: Powers of Attorney
Making Ottawa a Greener Place: Volunteer Gardeners
The Media's Image of Retirement - The Very Picture of Success?
Going 'Green': How you can help make the world a 'greener' place.
Book Review
   - Redefining Retirement: New Realities for Boomer Women
March 2007
Message from the Editor
Pension Splitting: Potential Tax Savings for Retired Couples
Secrets to Good Estate Planning: Powers of Attorney
Are you sure you want to be "retired"?
Web Site Review
October 2006
Message from the Editor
Secrets to Good Estate Planning
Pensions Have Come a Long Way, Baby
Lesson 6: Making the Most of It
Federal Retirees - Creating Hope, Changing Lives
Book Reviews
   - Dish
   - Your Money or Your Life
June 2006
Message from the Editor
Potholes on the Path to Retirement
Best Places to Retire
Lesson 5: Relationships in Retirement
Statistics Canada Reports on Modern Retirement
Book and Web Site Reviews
February 2006 PDF Logo
  • RPI's Retirement Seminars
  • Jim Nininger's Six Lessons - Lesson # 4
  • Book Review:
    - The Canadian Retirement Guide....
    - Why Swim With The Sharks
  • RPI's upcoming seminars.
June 2005 PDF Logo
February 2005 PDF Logo
  • RPI launches brand new seminar
  • Old Age Security Claw Back re-visited - Saving Tax in Retirement
  • Jim Nininger's Six Lessons - Lesson # 1 "Retirement is a Journey, not a Destination"
October 2004 PDF Logo
  • RRSP Tax Strategies: When you Contribute and When to Withdraw
  • Jim Nininger's Six Lessons
  • Book Reviewed: Finding Your Perfect Work: The New Career Guide to Making a Living, Creating a Life
  • Resources Reviewed: Retirement Abroad
June 2004 PDF Logo
  • Investment Portfolio: As Time Goes By
  • Are you Going to be Single in Retirement?
  • Book Review: The Pension Puzzle: Your Complete Guide to Government Benefits, RRSPs, and Employer Plans
February 2004 PDF Logo
October 2003 PDF Logo
June 2003 PDF Logo
  • Registered Educational Savings Plan (RESP)
  • Book Review: The Juggling Act
  • Resources Reviewed: RESP
  • Resources Reviewed: Buying a new car?
  • Intimacy Quiz
  • Sexuality in Retirement
  • Resources Reviewed: Sex Over Sixty
  • Book Review: Sex May Be Wasted on the Young
March 2003 PDF Logo
December 2002 PDF Logo
  • Elective Service Options (buying back service) in the PSSA
  • Volunteering
  • Book Review: For Better or For Worse but Not for Lunch
  • Resources Reviewed: www.berkeleywellness.com (health)
July 2002 PDF Logo
  • Spousal RRSPs
  • Book Review: Surviving Male Menopause: A Guide for Women and Men
  • Book Review: Midlife Runaway: A Grown-up's Guide to Taking a Year Off
  • Good communication with your Doctor
  • Book Review: The Healthy Boomer: A No-Nonsense Midlife Health Guide to Women and Men
  • Resources Reviewed: www.hc-sc.gc.ca www.canadian-health-network.ca www1.sympatico.ca
March 2002 PDF Logo
  • Investing in Volatile Times (Part 2)
  • Book Review: Loving Midlife Marriage
  • Resources Reviewed: www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca
  • Will your marriage survive retirement? (Quiz)
November 2001 PDF Logo
  • Highlights from our reader survey
  • Investing in Volatile Times (Part 1)
  • Resources Reviewed: www.fundlibrary.com
  • Book Review: The New Retire-mentality
  • A Midlife Checklist: Psychological, Health and Finances
May 2001 PDF Logo
  • Book Review: The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life
  • Book Review: Fifty Plus: Magazine of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons
  • C/QPP disability benefits
  • Where in the world should I live in retirement?
December 2000 PDF Logo
  • About the new dental plan for pensioners
  • Book Review: The Entrepreneurship Handbook
  • Book Review: HeartSmart Cooking for Family and Friends
  • Is starting a small business for you?
  • Resourceful information (organizations and websites) for starting a small business
July 2000 PDF Logo
  • Q & A: Investments
  • Book Review: You Can't Take it With You: The Common Sense Guide to Estate Planning for Canadians
  • Book Review: The Healthy Boomer: A No-Nonsense Midlife Health Guide for Women and Men
  • Financial: Pension Portability (Reciprocal Transfer Agreement)
March 2000 PDF Logo
  • Take charge of your health (healthy websites)
  • FSNA (Federal Superannuates National Association), protecting your interests as Public Servants
  • Book Review: Caregivers: A Handbook for Family Caregivers
  • Book Review: Caring for Your Aging Parents: A Planning and Action Guide
  • Caring for Elders
October 1999 PDF Logo
  • Retirement Resolution Quiz
  • PSSA: Bill C-71 and Bill C-78
  • Book Review: Boom, Bust & Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the New Millennium
  • Book Review: The Family Squeeze: Surviving the Sandwich Generation
  • Planning on travelling in retirement...
June 1999 PDF Logo
  • Hot spots in Canada to retire
  • You have to apply for C/QPP benefits on time and in writing
  • Book Review: The Canadian Snowbird Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Part-Time in the USA and Mexico
  • Book Review: How to Get What You Really Want
  • Are Public Servants well-prepared for retirement?
February 1999 PDF Logo
  • A Retirement Quiz
  • Where the probate issue stands in Ontario
  • Book Review: The Art of Living Single
  • Book Review: Transitions: A Woman's Guide to Successful Retirement
  • What are the special issues facing single people in retirement?
October 1998 PDF Logo (Note: We apologize for the poor quality of this scanned issue)
  • Flu shots
  • Book Review: 50+ Survival Guide: Winning Strategies for Wealth, Health and Lifestyle
  • Book Review: Coping with Your Husband's Retirement
  • Should couples retire at the same time?
June 1998 PDF Logo (Note: We apologize for the poor quality of this scanned issue)
  • Will I have enough money in retirement?
  • Book Review: Charting a New Course: A Positive Guide and Sourcebook for the "Early Retiree"
  • Book Review: Comfort Zone: Planning Your Future
  • List of organizations that provide services to Retirees
January 1998 PDF Logo (Note: We apologize for the poor quality of this scanned issue)
  • Transfer Value (PSSA)
  • Book Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Great Retirement for Canadians
  • Book Review: The Golden Revolution