Did you know that most of us spend more time planning for a two-week vacation than we do for retirement – a phase of life that could last 30+ years? If you’ve been putting off planning for your retirement, you’re in good company. A HSBC study released last week says nearly half of Canadians do… Continue reading It’s time to do some myth busting
I think when I retired I must have been put on some list for people 55+ as I’m constantly bombarded with email ads related to agelessness. All of them want to sell me ‘ageless’ or ‘anti-aging’ products or services (fill in the blank: beauty, health, brain, skin, etc.) that promise the illusion of youth. As… Continue reading What if we thought of aging as living?
If you’re working with a financial planner or pension advisor, chances are you’ve seen some nifty-looking equations that include things like your age, assets, savings, years of service, pension contributions, all sources of post-retirement revenue, etc. When all of these are factored, they result in a magic number of when you can financially retire. While… Continue reading 7 questions to ask before you retire
I recently worked with a group where every one of the participants complained about being exhausted by the constant barrage of change that has become the new ‘normal’ in their workplaces. They felt overwhelmed by the number, scope and frequency of changes that were being imposed on them and wanted relief from the stress that… Continue reading Change is the new (normal) retirement
A friend of mine told me recently that her parents, who have been married for close to 50 years, are splitting up. I knew they didn’t have the most ideal marriage, but it surprised me that after sticking it out this long they would put themselves through the trauma of a divorce at this point… Continue reading Divorce has a new colour
I received a rather alarming wake-up call last month. One of the most virulent flu viruses I’ve ever experienced knocked me out of commission for an entire month. For 30 days, I couldn’t move, eat, sleep or even talk to people like I normally would. I have never been that sick for that long. I… Continue reading The Dark Side of Retirement