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Exploring Cuba a la Carte
New Options for the Independent Traveller
Staying Flexible with Yoga
.... In mind & body
Downsize to Rightsize
Time to trade in the family home?
Investment Planning for Retiring Boomers
When your pension is not enough...
Longest Trip Yet!
The Cohousing Option
Can it better support aging in place?
Moving to the Country
Are you brave enough?
Single Boomers:
Searching for friendship and possibly romance
South East Asia
One old and one new destination ...

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This site helps Canadian boomers plan their post career lifestyle & retirement. Whether it's semi-retirement or packing-it-in and moving to the country, there's a lot of planning and decision making to do. This site aims to make the experience a little less intimidating and inspire our readers to act by providing information on finance, lifestyle, travel and starting a business.  Don't hesitate to contact us with your suggestions or leave comments on our Facebook Page (Link above). 


Canopy Growth Spurt

I used to think that all Baby Boomers had tried marijuana at some point in their youth. I've since learned that this is not the case. I know at least three Boomers that claim that they have never tried it!  Even if that's true for you, if you happen to own the stock you can't help but feel high about the recent surge in Canopy Growth's share price since Constellation Brands (STZ) took a 10% stake in the company.  I always suspected that the stock price would surge if and when Big Pharma or Big Tobacco took notice and bought in.  I forgot about Big Booze!  Constellation Brands sees a future for cannabis infused beverages (which are already marketed in several States where recreational use is legal). Can other Biggies be far behind? In any event, the market seems to have decided that this transaction has legitimized the whole (Canadian) cannabis industry and that now, even institutional investors need to take notice: Cannabis stocks are not just a flash in the pan!  Constellation Brands will still need to stay out of the U.S. market for recreational use until federal laws are changed. This will likely never happen under a Republican government.  Perhaps the main risk is that U.S. Federal laws could be further tightened, thereby forcing Constellation Brands to divest or restructure its stake in Canopy Growth. The dust may not yet have settled on all of the possible ramifications. 

Canopy Growth Spurt 


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Canoeing Conroy Marsh

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This year our annual canoe trip focused on Conroy Marsh. This was the part of last year's trip that we had to abort due to high winds. This large marsh is roughly 24 square kilometres in size.  It is the joint estuary of the Little Mississippi River and the York River and joins the Madawaska between Combermere and Palmer Rapids. We put our canoes into the Madawaska River just downstream from the bridge in Combermere at the Bent Anchor Bar & Restaurant. The owner, Maggie, gave us permission to park our SUV overnight. As usual, we had two canoes, two people in each (Bernie and I in the blue canoe and Ted and Ken in the red canoe).  For me, our annual canoe trip is an affirmation that I'm still in good enough physical health to enjoy my retirement years!


Experiencing Cuba a la Carte

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This article features an indepth look at Varadero, Havana, Vinales, and Cardenas as tourist destinations.  The article focuses on new options for the independent traveller as opposed to the typical Cuban all-inclusive vacation. We also tried to drill down on how Cubans are feeling and what the future holds for Cuba. 


Staying Flexible with Yoga

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As Boomers age, our muscles tighten up and we can benefit from stretching exercises to maintain our flexibility. In this article InspiringBoomers interviews Brenna Wyman about the benefits of Yoga. Brenna runs a Yoga Studio in Kanata North called Inner Revolution. According to Brenna, the benefits of yoga can go well beyond improving our physical flexibility.