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?

Will you carry debt into retirement?

For the past few decades, the number one fear people have had about retirement is that they will outlive their money. (Prior to that, we didn’t live long enough after retirement to worry about it.)  The common concern has been whether what we have put aside will last our lifetime. I remember my father spending… Continue reading Will you carry debt into retirement?

How to find the right balance living 24/7 with your partner

Thirty-seven years ago this month, I married the boss. Well, technically he wasn’t my boss at the time, but he was when we met and started dating. In those early years, working together wasn’t an issue. We were young, in the bloom of love and happy to share all of our time together. Eventually, we… Continue reading How to find the right balance living 24/7 with your partner

What a Retirement Coach can do for you

To celebrate International Coaching Week, this post is about how the experience of retirement coaching is helping people manage this major life transition with confidence and ease. When I talk with people who aren’t familiar with coaching, let alone retirement coaching, I’m often asked why someone would have to be coached on ‘how to retire’. The… Continue reading What a Retirement Coach can do for you

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?