THE SMALL, HAPPY LIFE

By David Brooks A few weeks ago, I asked readers to send in essays describing their purpose in life and how they found it. A few thousand submitted contributions, and many essays are online. I’ll write more about the lessons they shared in the weeks ahead, but one common theme surprised me. I expected most…

THE RIGHT WAY TO HANDLE AN INHERITANCE

by Kira Brecht If you are fortunate enough to receive an inheritance, buy a nice bottle of Champagne and toast your benefactor. But then institute a cooling-off period before you start spending, financial advisers recommend. A new car, vacation or kitchen renovation may be in your future, but make sure you carefully assess your financial…

WHY BABY BOOMERS ARE ROCKING RETIREMENT

    By Felicity Marshall Baby Boomers are upending notions of aging as they enter retirement. It was on a seven-week solo hiking trip through Italy and Spain to celebrate her 50th birthday that Victoria Rose had an epiphany. Taking stock of her life, she realised that she wanted to make the most of the…

REAL-LIFE INSPIRATION: BADASS ATHLETES OVER 50

  By Katy Cobb for Memorial Post   Think crosswords and cribbage are the only activities enjoyed by the 50-plus crowd? Think again. This demographic is the fastest growing part of the North American population, and is showing no signs of slowing down in their athletic pursuits. Meet some of the inspiring athletes showing us that…

5 REASONS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL OBITUARY WRITER

  By Sebastien Wilcox for Memorial Post Much like life, death is a rite of passage. As such, writing about a loved one’s passing is probably the single most important thing you never thought about doing. And here’s 5 reasons why that’s a good thing. Reason #1. Professionals are just that: professional. Even our friends…