The Bay of Fundy, nestled between Canada's Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provinces, has the greatest tidal range in the world. The difference between high tide and low tide is a record 55.8 feet, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The shifting tides have a visually dramatic impact on the landscape. The same force that floats boats twice a day leaves them low and dry just six hours later. Anyone plying the shoreline needs to plan for and pay attention to this nearly unprecedented force of nature. Farther down the coast lies America, where a tide of another sort is having an equally significant impact on the financial landscape. America's population is steadily growing older as 10,000 baby boomers turn age 65 every day, creating a record tide of retirees with new and different financial needs.

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