Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Travel insurance

Remember the old American Express slogan, “Don’t leave home without it”? Some enterprising company that sells out-of-country travel medical insurance needs to reintroduce it. If you’ve ever travelled to the USA without travel insurance, you’ll realize the error of your ways after reading this. Over the winter my wife was a rear seat passenger in a serious 3-car collision in Arizona. Our two friends and she suffered numerous “blunt trauma” injuries from seat belts and airbags. Those same seat belts and airbags likely saved their lives, but all of them are still recovering from multiple soft tissue injuries, and in one friend’s case, surgery to repair broken neck vertebrae and a broken hand. We’ve always made sure we had out-of-country travel insurance prior to leaving Canada, but I can honestly […]

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What I Learned from “The Intern”

Let me give you some good advice

When I go to a movie I’m usually there for the entertainment value. I don’t always need a deep message or a profound experience – I just need to get lost in the story, whether it’s a light-hearted comedy, an action-packed thriller, or a serious drama. When two hours goes by and I haven’t looked at my watch, I know it was money well spent. Take The Intern, for example. Robert De Niro plays a 70-year old widower who, bored with retirement, goes back to work as a “senior” (read: older) intern at a fast-growing online shopping company started by a young entrepreneur played by Anne Hathaway. It’s humorous and occasionally sad, but what it reinforced for me was two things: The vast expertise and experience that older workers bring […]

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