Extra Reading – Canada, the Best Country in the World

Many Canadians head down south for a good part of the winter to enjoy sunnier skies and a milder climate – and the opportunity to golf in January.  They are known as snowbirds. 

The Sunbelt of the U.S is by far the most popular destination – it’s close by, has a similar culture and the same language.  Mexico and other Central American countries also provide a home away from home.

But, according to a 2019 Best Countries Report from U.S. News, Canadians are better off staying at home.  Canada ranks 4th best in the world for a comfortable retirement – behind New Zealand, Switzerland and Australia and ranks an impressive #1 for overall quality of life.

Related: Does cold weather help you live longer?

Extra Reading

Here are some other articles that people have been writing about:

  • Retire Happy has put together a good guide to the numbers you need to know to help you with your financial planning this year.
  • It’s important to organize your financial and estate documents to help your executor when that time comes.  The Blunt Bean Counter will walk you through this estate organizer in following posts on his blog.
  • Single retirees get short shrift in a world of financial advice that’s mainly for couples.  Here’s Jason again helping a single manage her retirement income.
  • According to Forbes magazine, Boomers are big spenders and control 70% of disposable income in the US (can Canada be similar?) but Susan Williams says that big business is totally ignoring this demographic with their consumer marketing.
  • Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions already?  Why not give it another shot and turn around your unhealthy lifestyle?
  • And here are 5 habits that will keep your brain young that you can start doing today.
  • And finally, awards season is upon us culminating in the prestigious Academy Awards on February 24.  Can you name these previous Oscar winners who are boomers?

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