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?

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?

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?

Are you planning to work after retirement?

Work after retirement? Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But the fact is, over half of baby boomers continue to work once they retire and 72 per cent of pre-retirees aged 50+ say they want or expect to continue working past the traditional retirement age. Further, 55 per cent of boomers say they want to… Continue reading Are you planning to work after retirement?

Are you willing to defer your retirement?

Are you willing to defer your retirement? A recommendation to the federal government to raise the retirement age forcing many Canadians to do just that was made early last month.  It was hastily dismissed. Maybe a little too hastily. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth made the recommendation to the federal Finance minister to raise… Continue reading Are you willing to defer your retirement?

Retirement is an artificial finish line

Have we been sold a bill of goods when it comes to retirement? Is retirement just an artificial finish line created by the real estate, leisure and financial industries to get us to quit work and consume or invest more? That premise was put forward by Mitch Anthony, author of The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life… Continue reading Retirement is an artificial finish line