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It’s ironic that despite all the financial columnists and bloggers who write about early retirement, when push comes to shove, few actually retire “early.” “Early” usually means at 55 years of age – the numeral immortalized by London Life (now Freedom 55 Financial). In practice, only career government workers who joined defined benefit plans upon graduation actually experience such early retirement. MORE
Rising food and gas prices are putting a dent in our travel plans, according to a recent study that shows that 30% of Canadians are putting their travel plans on hold until 2012. That was my husband and I last summer – instead of going away, we planned our first “staycation”, taking time off and planning things to do close to home. MORE
Packing has never been my forte. I’m the type of packer who runs around the house like a crazy person frantically finishing up laundry and jamming as many toiletries and clothes into my suitcase as possible. To help myself meet my goal, I’ve made a packing list to keep me on track and on budget. MORE
You work hard for your money. You spend hours researching where to spend your time when you take time off. But do you apply that same discipline to your vacation costs? Here are three ways to make sure your wallet can rest as much as you do on vacation. MORE