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Dear Money Lady, my concern is with my financial advisor and the volatility he has had me in for years. I am now 79 and wonder if this should be changed. My investments are mainly in equities: TFSA 83 per cent, RRIF 72 per cent, and US RRIF 99 per cent. I have questioned him before and have …

Dear Money Lady, what do think about reverse mortgages? I own my home but only have a widow’s pension and OAS to live on. Now that everything is a little more expensive, I am finding it really difficult to live and pay my bills. - Verna


May begins with celebrating the Canadian Children’s Book Week from May 1 to 5, and the library is pleased to host a series of fantastic authors and illustrators offering workshops and author readings from comic books to folk tales and furry tails – online.

Dear Money Lady: I’m in my 30s and want to know how to save my first $50,000 – any help? James

Could you please address retiring alone? I always hear comments about “couples” retiring, but I have always been single and I would like you to comment about all us “singles” that have to retire soon. Thanks, Jan

Thoughts of spring are in the air as we welcome the first day of the new season on March 21, and there’s still time to start those garden seedlings.

Did the good folks at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame make their best decision by committing its future to its old location in downtown Halifax?

John Soosaar and I have crossed paths many times during the last 65 years – from our school days in New Glasgow, through our decades in the journalism world, to the publication of his riveting book about his family’s escape from war-torn Europe.

They played on a championship hockey club and, many years later, they were still telling me it was the finest team they were ever on.

I feel safe in saying that I’m no different than most Canadians when it comes to having a life-long love affair with hockey.

One hundred years ago – in October 1922 – a group of sports-minded individuals from Antigonish, Pictou and Colchester counties put their heads together and created a regional hockey league.

Spryfield, a suburban community within Halifax, can rightly claim Troy Ryan as one of its own. His birth certificate testifies to that.