Help for those unsure about retirement

Canadian baby boomers are living longer and could spend more years in retirement than they did working. But, we usually spend more time planning for a two-week vacation than for retirement. Some think they’ll figure it out when they get there. But when you consider you may have more than 30 years in this life… Continue reading Help for those unsure about retirement

Are you ready for an encore?

If you are one of the many Baby Boomers who would rather forego the traditional retirement and want to continue working in some capacity, there is still time to register for the Launch Your Encore Career program at Okanagan College. This six-week program is offered at the Kelowna Campus beginning in April. Come explore the many different encore… Continue reading Are you ready for an encore?

Why is purpose so important in retirement?

Having a purpose or a sense of meaning in our lives is critical to our overall wellbeing at any time, but even more so in retirement. We know there are many negative effects – like earlier death, decline in physical and mental abilities, less happiness – when we don’t have a purpose in life. I recently… Continue reading Why is purpose so important in retirement?

Is ageism slowing Canada’s economic growth?

A new report by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) says Canada’s GDP could grow by $51.3 Billion (US), among other economic and social benefits, if Canada’s older workers (aged 55-69) remained engaged in the workforce. The PwC Golden Age Index says: “Canada remains in the middle of the pack of OECD countries when it comes to realizing the… Continue reading Is ageism slowing Canada’s economic growth?

Are you interested in an encore career?

Baby boomers are becoming entrepreneurs at a faster rate than any other demographic in Canada. Why? They’re not ready to call it day on their careers, even if employers are. Boomers are working longer because they have to and because they want to. Increasing longevity means you have more days to fill and pay for… Continue reading Are you interested in an encore career?

Do you know your retirement personality type?

Have you taken a psychometric assessment during your career? There are many available focused on personality – Myers-Briggs, SDI, DISC, Harrison, EQ, FIRO-B, Change Intelligence, The Big 5, Personality Dimensions, Lumina Spark, Hogan, True Colors, etc. that are often used in the workplace to improve communication and working relationships. But they can also benefit you… Continue reading Do you know your retirement personality type?

Thinking of opening a home-based business?

As many people near retirement age, they start contemplating working from home for the first time – either through flexible work options with their employer, or to operate their own business, If you’d like to run a business from your home, there are a number of things to consider from both the personal and business… Continue reading Thinking of opening a home-based business?