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?

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?

Get fit now. Your brain will thank you later

Like many people in midlife, I recently had that sudden realization that my health sucked. Not in a life-threatening way, but an overall sense that things could be a whole lot better. Too many years spent at a desk, too little work/life balance, too much stress, and too many excuses not to do anything about… Continue reading Get fit now. Your brain will thank you later