Investing in your 80s and beyond

How to plan, prepare and find the right people you can trust to ensure a comfortable retirement 

Diana Cawfield 29 July, 2019 | 1:45AM

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Sharing a meal recently with a group of seniors at a retirement home was a lesson in aging with grace and pluck and wisdom. Every person at the table, whose ages spanned 85 to 96 years, were dealing with cognitive and mobility challenges of some sort, but that didn’t deter them from enjoying life in the moment.

Everyone at the table was there because of affordable lifestyle choices and wise financial planning. When the conversation turned to finances, one of the women at the table said, “I’ve had my financial advisor for 50 years and I’ve told him that he can’t die before I do!” 

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Diana Cawfield

Diana Cawfield  Diana Cawfield is an award-winning writer who has been a regular Morningstar contributor since 2000. Her numerous publication credits include the Toronto StarAdvisor's Edge and Chatelaine, as well as the Canadian Securities Institute's online educational services.