Extra Reading: Make This Your Best Year Yet!
A Toronto Star article from a few months ago reported on an apartment developer who has eliminated the stand-alone stove from all of the kitchens. That’s right – not one of the units contains a stove.
They are apparently targeting a demographic that doesn’t cook.
Although we do cook, my husband and I actually considered ditching our stove and using the space for a chest freezer in our tiny apartment. We cook almost everything in one of our small appliances – convection toaster oven, induction hot plate, Instant Pot – and very rarely use our oven. We haven’t done it yet, but we’re still on the fence.
If you are empty nesters like us, how have your cooking habits changed? Or, do you eat out more often?
Changing habits is a top resolution at the beginning of the new year. Are you still hanging in there, or have you given up already?
To help you get back into the game, here are some of my favourite articles to help you make this your best year yet.
- Global News outlines tax changes and new RRSP rules for 2020 that can save you some tax money, including an increase in the basic personal amount and two new types of annuities.
- Here’s a good personal finance to-do list for the calendar year.
- A new year brings new financial numbers. This list gives up-to-date information on all the key data you need to know.
- And here’s a great list of ways to save money on just about everything.
- We’ve had some wicked weather already this winter. Boost your immune system with these 25 Vitamin C-rich foods that will help you beat seasonal colds and flu.
- We sometimes have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Here are 33 tips on how to sleep better.
- Do you think humans could potentially live to 200 years of age? Susan Williams ponders what might be in place to support this longevity, such as wearable technology that monitors our health and medical needs.
- If you’re thinking of downsizing or moving to another province, check these tips for choosing your perfect home for your retirement.
- Going into retirement is a big change for us and we all want it to be positive. Your attitude will make all the difference.
- Who doesn’t want more tips for a better retirement?
Some other interesting reading
- Here’s a list of the top retirement trends of 2019. They include continuing to work and delaying retirement to after 65 and changing the way we live. Do you fancy retiring at sea, or in an RV? Or multi-generational living with your extended family?
- There’s going to be a big shift in the age of our population in the future. Ben Carlson takes a look at the implications.